The concept may not be new, but the techniques used to market supplements are.
In 2013, companies realized they could make use of social media to promote their supplements as youthful and fun.
One of the attractive qualities for supplements is a strong engagement on social media, with packaging designed to be super-shareable.
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As applied to any other subject, when it comes to vitamins people should be careful too. Taking too much of a certain vitamin might lead to disequilibrium in your immune system and not only.
So, better safe than sorry, make sure to check with a doctor before starting any diet based on vitamins.
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