New CM documentary
A TELEVISION program looking at aspects of complementary medicines will screen this coming weekend on the SBS network, and is said to provide a balanced view of the science behind vitamins and supplements.
Vitamania is presented by Derek Muller, who was formerly part of the ABC’s Catalyst team and is also known for creating YouTube channel Veritasium which showcases “counter-intuitive concepts in science” to over five million online subscribers.
“This year the world will spend $100 billion on vitamins and supplements... every week a new benefit is claimed,” according to the promotional blurb.
“When we look to scientists and they disagree, how do we decide whether to take vitamins or not?” it adds, with the program said to “daringly explore” the industry.
Muller’s new program has been welcomed by Complementary Medicines Australia, with ceo Carl Gibson saying it “shows the vital role our products make to supplement life’s journey”.
He highlighted the high quality of Australian-made products, the importance of taking the appropriate dosage and seeking medical assistance for side effects.
Vitamania will be broadcast on SBS at 8.30pm on 12 Aug 2018, with a preview now online at pharmacydaily.com.au/videos.