New CM doc­u­men­tary

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

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 phar­ma­cy­

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