Evaluation of vitamin supplies in Germany
Non-scientific reports describing Germany as a vitamin-deficient country do not reflect the actual vitamin supply situation. Rather, they severely confuse the consumer. Based on these reports, many fear a deficiency and intend to overcome poor diet and lifestyle habits by taking extra vitamins and other nutrients in the form of supplements and/or fortified foods. Studies have not yet demonstrated that the consequences of poor dietary habits may be balanced by taking vitamin supplements or other dietary supplements.