In this leaflet we answer the questions, is there any evidence that people with M.E. are vitamin-deficient? Do they need to be taking what can be quite expensive supplements? And, do vitamin supplements pose any harm to health?
“UK consumers buy more vitamin supplements than any other over-the-counter drug – even though taking a reasonably balanced diet should provide all the vitamins that most
“But is there any evidence that people with M.E. are vitamin-deficient and do they need to be taking what can be quite expensive supplements? Also, can taking vitamin supplements cause any harm to your health?”
Dr Charles Shepherd (Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association) considers the research evidence for vitamin supplements as relief for M.E. symptoms and explains what vitamins are and the vital role they can play in maintaining health.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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