Questions from the Field
Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about.
These articles are researched and written by HPRC staff to answer questions about dietary supplements. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health.
- The buzz on caffeinated gum
- Can caffeinated gum improve performance in Warfighters?
- Dietary supplements and women’s health
- How does military training and pregnancy affect women’s nutritional status and need for supplements?
- Chilling out with relaxation drinks?
- Relaxation drinks seem like an appealing way to relieve stress, but some are not as harmless as they appear.
- Raspberry ketone
- Raspberry ketone is a food additive and aromatic compound now being sold as a dietary supplement/ingredient touted to reduce fat and weight. Find out the facts and the science behind it all.
- Phenphedrine is marketed as a weight-loss product. Where can I go to get information about this dietary supplement?
- The side effects of Apidexin
- Some of the notable side effects of the ingredients in Apidexin are headaches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, raised blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, diarrhea, belching, bloating, hiccups, and skin reactions. No data are available for the combination of ingredients.
- Is whey protein the way to go?
- Whey protein is often referred to as the “king of proteins.” But are whey protein supplements the best option for muscle growth and recovery?
- Does quercetin improve endurance performance?
- Can quercetin—one of the most abundant flavonoids—affect endurance?
- What is the appropriate use of creatine by Warfighters?
- Creatine is a dietary compound that may help improve muscle mass if used properly in conjunction with proper training.