What if, just for taking vitamin C, you could be thrown in jail for up to 2 years and fined up to $5,000,000?
That scenario could very well soon become a reality in Canada. The Canadian Government is trying to pass a bill known as Bill C51. According to some interpretations of the bill, it would remove all supplements from over-the-counter availability, by only allowing MD’s to prescribe them as they see fit.
This would mean that if you wanted to take a multivitamin, you would have to book an appointment with your doctor and try to convince your doctor that you are in need of these supplements. If your doctor decides a certain drug would be better for you, then you won‘t have access to your supplements anymore.
Consequences of the bill could include:
- No more supplement stores
- Supplements made illegal unless obtained through a prescription; 70 percent of all current supplements on the market could be removed
- Fines of up to $5,000,000.00 and/or 2 years in jail per incident of being caught breaking this law