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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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Supplement Alerts

Alerts on dietary supplements to keep you informed on recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts.

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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 News

The FDA cracks down on a Minnesota company making unproven claims
The FDA seizes probiotic products from Minnesota company that makes unproven disease claims.
Zinc: Some Facts
Your body needs zinc for a number of essential functions, so make sure your diet includes foods that provide this nutrient.
Herbs at a glance
Visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for information on many of the herbs used as and in dietary supplements.
Spotting a health product fraud
Promotions for health products besiege us at every turn, but how can we know which are frauds? The FDA provides some guidelines.
Durbin raises concerns over melatonin baked goods
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has asked the FDA to clarify its regulatory position on dietary supplements and food additives on the back of widespread concerns about the marketing of melatonin-containing baked goods.

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