Consumer Reports: “To demonstrate just how easy it is to order equipment and ingredients, then package a supplement that looks just like one you might find at your local vitamin store, we decided to create our own.” And, “our modern love of dietary supplements began in 1970 when Linus Pauling, the chemist and two-time Nobel Prize winner, declared that taking 3,000 mg of vitamin C every day could abolish the common cold.” The unregulated world of supplements.