About the Film

Almost one billion of us take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamin tablets. Vitamins are enthusiastically endorsed by celebrities, and vitamin-fortified foods line our supermarket shelves.

But how safe are these products? Is it true that vitamins are “natural” and therefore can’t do you any harm? How are they regulated, and how can parents make the right choices for their children’s health?

These surprisingly urgent questions are investigated by scientist Dr Derek Muller in Vitamania, the latest documentary made by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmakers, Genepool Productions.


Dr Derek Muller cod fishing in Norway Dr Derek Muller riding a husky train in NorwayAssociate Professor John Waller and Dr Derek Muller Professor Fiona StanleyDr Mathilde TouvierFilmed in part aboard the Schooner Adventure in Gloucester, MA, USADr Derek Muller visits NASACasey Bennetto and Dr Derek Muller on set on VitamaniaProfessor Walter WilletDr Derek Muller in scrubs