Alerts

RegenESlim Appetite Control Capsules voluntarily recalled due to the presence of DMAA.

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

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Dietary supplement module
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What are Cheeba Chews, and are they legal?

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What are Cheeba Chews, and are they legal?

OPSS Answer

Cheeba Chews may look like candy, but they actually contain a substance that is illegal under federal law: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana. According to the manufacturer’s website, two basic types of Cheeba Chews “edibles” are available: “medicated” (or “original”) and “unmedicated.” The medicated versions all contain THC. Although they are manufactured in Colorado and sold as medical marijuana (legal in some states in the U.S.), the medicated chews are illegal to use under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and federal law, and they will result in a positive urinalysis test result because they contain THC, which is a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

FAQ updated 19 May 2014