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  • Vitamins are not drugs or miracle cures.
  • Taking large doses of vitamins can be harmful because your body only needs vitamins in very tiny amounts.
  • Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and cereals will give your body the vitamins it needs, at the right level and in the right balance.
  • Vitamin supplements can’t replace a healthy diet, but a general multivitamin may help if your diet is inadequate.
  • People who may need vitamin supplements include pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who consume alcohol in amounts over the recommended level, drug users and the elderly.

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Reviewed on: 09-07-2020