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The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF VITAMINS AND ME

[aka – THE TRUTH ABOUT VITAMINS (international)]

THE CURIOUS CASE OF VITAMINS AND ME consults with leading health and nutrition experts in an attempt to debunk myths and misconceptions around vitamins and supplements, and determine the best course of action for optimal nutritional health. At the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, Bryce Sage meets with experts in an attempt to decipher the ‘Daily Values’ numbers found on food labels, and to determine how those values are calculated. While it’s clear that a balanced diet is the best way to get the recommended daily requirements for all 13 essential vitamins, Bryce learns we may not be getting exactly what we need due to nutrition declines that can be attributed to modern agricultural practices.

Using a fast paced, fun and energetic style THE CURIOUS CASE OF VITAMINS AND ME, directed and written by Bryce Sage, examines the role geography and skin color play in our need for Vitamin D and includes an insightful visit to a supplement factory in order to understand where they originate. On his quest to further understand the world of vitamins, Bryce also learns that over-supplementing with certain vitamins can have lethal consequences.

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In the Media

"A fun, funny and educational guide," Greg David, TV Critic
"Sage works hard at making the science-heavy portions of his documentary as accessible and entertaining as possible." Brad Oswald, Winnipeg Free Press
"To supplement or not to supplement—that is the question. And it’s answered in the new documentary, The Curious Case of Vitamins & Me," BrazenWoman