Around a litter over 20 years ago, the DIetary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 was passed. This act, for the most part, allowed supplements to go unregulated without appropriate proof of efficancy or safety of the supplement. The law was passed by the successful lobbying against the tightening restrictions and regulations for supplement labeling. It also classified dietary supplements as foods rather than drugs, hence lower regulations for them. Seen here is a commercial to help pass the law at the time. Mel Gibson is being arrested for eating Vitamin C. After more than 20 years, this law now has made it feasable for just about any kind of supplement to be freely sold in the open market. In fact, vitamins and supplements are now sold in outlets such as the 99 Cent Store and at your local swap meet and flee markets.