Alerts

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.

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Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

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Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about.

Pills imgThese 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.

Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
HPRC takes a look at two examples of synthetic drugs, their legal status, and how they can affect service members.
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
Phenphedrine is marketed as a weight-loss product. Where can I go to get information about this dietary supplement?
Omega-3 fatty acids in food
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in a wide variety of food sources.
Ripped Fuel
Is Ripped Fuel safe to use?
Whey Protein
Is there a place for whey protein in human performance optimization?
Does quercetin improve endurance performance?
Can quercetin—one of the most abundant flavonoids—affect endurance?
Caffeine chewing gum
Caffeine is known for its ability to enhance alertness. Can caffeine chewing gum do the same?
What is the Gatorade Series (G1, G2, and G3) of products?
Gatorade takes hydration to a science with their line of products.
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.
Vitaminwater
Do we need added nutrients in our water?
EPO for altitude acclimitization
A look at the use of exogenous erythropoietin (EPO) for faster altitude acclimatization.