Why are vitamins important?
When you aren’t receiving the necessary vitamins from your diet it would be advisable to take vitamin supplements. They are needed by your body to work properly.
What would my GP recommend?
Your GP will recommend supplements if you needs them for a medical condition. Vitamin supplements are especially helpful for essential nutrients like iron, calcium and vitamin C.
Therefore, they are helpful if you are at risk of certain vitamin deficiencies.
The department of health recommends that everyone over the age of five should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement.
All children aged six months to five years should take a supplement containing vitamins A, C and D. It is important that growing children get the essential vitamins as they are growing and can be fussy eaters.
For pregnancy, folic acid supplements are beneficial to women. It can help to prevent neutral tube defects such as spina bifida.