Despite a few common deficiencies, most people don't need vitamin and mineral supplements.
You've probably come across this argument from nutrition gurus: Modern diets just don't have enough of the nutrients we need.
But does the evidence support that? Are we doomed to be undernourished unless we pony up for nutritional supplements? There are two sides to this story, so let's first explore the evidence that modern diets are missing crucial nutrients.
Which Deficiencies Does the Government Deem Important?