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Use the new OPSS High-Risk Supplement List app and view “Get the Scoop on Supplements” to help you avoid dietary supplements that are dangerous to your health and career.

Dietary Supplements News

What is vitamin B12?
Make sure you get enough vitamin B12 every day. It’s an essential nutrient that must be obtained from food; your body can’t make it.
What are hidden sources of caffeine?
The labels on products often don’t mention caffeine content, so you have to know what ingredients contribute caffeine where you may not expect it.
Dietary supplements: Questions and answers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers consumers' questions about dietary supplements and the regulations of dietary supplements.
Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.
FDA Alert: FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Soladek Vitamin Solution
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a vitamin solution, Soladek; samples that were tested contained dangerously high levels of vitamins A and D.

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