According to Bazian (2011), “…nearly a third of people in the UK take some vitamin, mineral or dietary supplement on most days, and about 15% of us report having taken a “high dose” supplement in the last 12 months.”
Healthcare providers recommend that certain specific groups of people should take specific supplements. For example according to NHS Choices (2016), the Department of Health recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency. These include
Some researchers (such as Adams et al, 2011) have suggested that some individuals on the autism spectrum are a specific group of people who are likely to benefit from taking multi-vitamin/mineral supplements because they are likely to have a range of nutritional and metabolic problems.