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Warfighters often turn to dietary supplements because of the extreme demands of military performance. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health. If you can't find the answer to your Dietary Supplements question in our resources, click the button below.

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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

Make informed decisions about supplements with the Dietary Supplement Classification Table.

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Dietary supplements and women’s health
How does military training and pregnancy affect women’s nutritional status and need for supplements?
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Dietary Supplements News

Stimulants—Give your heart a break
Know what’s in your dietary supplement, and if it could affect your heart.
DMAA products persist
HPRC has updated its list of products containing DMAA.
What’s a “new dietary ingredient”?
Some dietary supplements can contain at least one “new dietary ingredient.” If you haven’t heard this term before, you’re not alone.
Omega-3s and brain health
Omega-3 fatty acids are important for brain health, but beware of products marketed for concussions or traumatic brain injuries.
Chia seeds and drug testing
Will chia seeds cause a positive drug test? Read more and find out what you really need to avoid.

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