Are vitamin pills worth the money?

By Katie Russell

What do vitamin supplements actually do for us?

Dr Emeka Okorocha knows just how important vitamins can be for our bodies to function, and that vitamin supplements can be an effective solution for those who are deficient in any.

However, if our diet is meeting the needs of our body, should we be taking vitamin supplements at all or is it just hype? And, if we do, could there be a more dangerous side to popping these pills? 

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