Shannon Palus

writes the "Very Well" weekly column for Slate

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Most of us get all the vitamins we need from food we eat. Still, vitamin supplements are a $30 billion a year industry in the U.S.

Vitamins are now marketed in a stylish and personalized package, but they could still be snake oil

Most of us get all the vitamins we need from food we eat. Still, vitamin supplements are a $30 billion a year industry in the U.S.

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