Guide to Vitamins

Should I Take a Multivitamin?

They seem like a safety net for better nutrition. Are they important for everyday health?

Illustrations by Kieran Blakey

While many people assume that vitamins and nutrients are healthy — and so getting more of them is a good thing — the reality is more complicated than that.

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.