• Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller. Then test your students' knowledge of the importance of vitamins in our diets, and the history of the business.

  • Vitamania | full video | Dr Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the debate over vitamins and dietary supplements.

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  • Vitamania | full video | Derek Muller visits the home of a scurvy patient to see what his diet is like, and the man's doctor explains the link between poverty and poor nutrition, or hypercaloric malnutrition.

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  • FUN FACT

    One medium carrot can deliver the average adult male their recommended daily intake of vitamin A.

  • FUN FACT

    It's estimated that a billion people take at least one dietary supplement every day.

  • Derek Muller investigates how the success of cod liver oil in curing rickets led to mass marketing claims in advance of the scientific evidence available to support them in the 19th century.

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  • Derek Muller meets wheelchair athlete Kim Robins and Australian epidemiologist Fiona Stanley to learn the link between folate deficiency, neural tube defects and folic acid fortification in bread.

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  • FUN FACT

    Eight synthetic vitamins can be produced from fossil fuel products such as coal tar.

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