Alerts

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.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

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

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

Tools for Warfighters

Downloadable documents, videos, and apps to help you make informed decisions about dietary supplement use. Videos will automatically download when you click on the files.

Infosheets

Downloadable documents from HPRC

Essential information about dietary supplement use.

OPSS Campaign Background and Overview [PDF] A one-page infosheet with an introduction to the OPSS Campaign.
Energy Drink OPSS InfoSheet
    This one-page infosheet reviews some common ingredients in energy drinks and how to spot ingredients that may be harmful.
    Red Flags—What You Need to Know [PDF] A two-page infosheet with a checklist of clues to potentially harmful dietary supplement products, along with a list of substances to watch out for.
    Dietary Supplement Education for Warfighters [PDF] An extensive overview of dietary supplements, associated risks, and resources—from a slide presentation available in the Tools for Providers section of OPSS.
    Dietary Supplements Containing DMAA [PDF] A frequently updated infosheet with names of dietary supplement products containing DMAA currently on the market—as well as ones recently removed from the market.
    Reporting Adverse Events Associated with Dietary Supplement Use [PDF] This one-page infosheet has information about how to report adverse reactions to dietary supplements—reporting is essential to help the FDA and the Warfighter community identify products and ingredients that are harmful.
    Dietary Supplements and Drug Testing [PDF] Information about what to do if you think a dietary supplement might cause a problem with military drug testing.
    Don't Be a Victim of Health Fraud Scams [PDF]

    “Be Smart, Be Aware, Be Careful”—tips for avoiding health fraud scams.

    A Spanish version can be found here.

    Health Fraud Scams...are Everywhere. Get the Facts. [PDF]

     

    FDA fact sheet reviewing the common types of health fraud scams.

    OPSS Overview for Warfighters [PDF]

    This quick overview of OPSS, including key campaign messages and resources, is from a slide presentation available in the Tools for Providers section of OPSS.

    Videos

    Videos will automatically download when you click on the links. Be prepared for a lengthy download time for large files. Check back after 100 pushups. Or visit the OPSS Video channel here.

     

    OPSS Concerns
    [2.5 min]
    MOV; 90 MB
    WMV
    ; 91 MB
    A video to raise awareness of the risks of dietary supplements. What are you taking? Do you really need it? Is it safe?
    Energy Drinks PSA: The Gym
    [31 sec]

    Get a real boost by eating healthy.

     

    Energy Drinks PSA: Teens
    [31 sec]

    Teens need healthy food, not sugar and caffeine.

    USADA Jareem Adverse Events
    [3 min]
    MOV; 193 MB
    WMV; 197 MB
    MP4; 15 MB

    Former college baseball player Jareem Gunter talks about how taking a dietary supplement ruined his dreams and nearly ended his life.

     

    Weight-Loss Supplements [1.5 min]
    MOV; 56 MB

    WMV; 55 MB
    A video pointing out the issues of weight-loss products. Is yours safe?
    Roger That [.31 min]
    MOV; 56 MB

    WMV; 55 MB
    MP4; 55.8 MB
    You could be putting yourself at risk by taking dietary supplements.
    Health Fraud Scams – Be Smart, Be Aware, Be Careful
    FDA video on health fraud scams that claims to prevent, treat, or cure disease and/or health conditions.

    A Spanish version can be found here.
    Health Fraud Scams – Don't Let This Happen To You

    More tips for identifying health fraud scams.

    Apps

    NMCD for Warfighters

    OPSS App IconUse your .mil email address to open an account with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database to access information about more than 86,000 natural medicines. The OPSS & ND app is available at these links for Android and for iPhone/iPad, or go to the Google or iTunes stores and search for “Operation Supplement Safety."

    NSF for Sport App

    OPSS NSF Sport App IconA free App from NSF Certified for Sport to help you keep up with dietary supplements approved or banned for use by athletes.

    Now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android from the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.

    For more details, see the press release from NSF.

    MyDS

    OPSS MyDS App IconA free App from the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) that can help you keep track of supplements you take.

    Also gives access to information about dietary supplements.

    Not yet available from app stores – use this link to access online for now.

    Print Materials

    OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Leadership, 5x7 [PDF]

    Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF of this double-sided card or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

      OPSS Postcard Leadership [JPG]

      OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Warfighters and Families, 5x7 [PDF]

      This two-sided postcard/handout for Warfighters and families has quick facts about Operation Supplement Safety. Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

        OPSS Postcard Warfighters [JPG]

        OPSS Real Food Poster [PDF]

        Click the link above to download a
        high-resolution PDF (large files require
        time to download), or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

          OPSS Real Food Poster [thumbnail]

          OPSS Energy Drinks Poster, 11.75x15.875 [PDF]


          Click the link above to download a
          high-resolution PDF (large files require
          time to download), or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

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          OPSS Adverse Events Poster, 11.75x15.875 [PDF]


          Click the link to the above to download a
          high-resolution PDF (large files require
          time to download), or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

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          Ripped or Ripped Off Poster, 11x17 [PDF]


          Click the link to the above to download a
          high-resolution PDF (large files require
          time to download), or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

          Ripped or Ripped Off? OPSS Poster

          Ripped or Ripped Off Table Displays


          Tray Mat: Order from the
          Health Information Products
          e-Catalog.


          Table Tent: Order from the
          Health Information Products
          e-Catalog.

          OPSS Table tent and tray mat

          OPSS Postcard, 5x7 [PDF]

          "Should I buy this supplement?"
          Click the link above to download a high-resolution
          PDF of this double-sided card or order from the  Health Information Products e-Catalog.

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          OPSS Nutrition: Fueled for Fitness Brochure, 3.75x8.5 [PDF]

          Click the link above to download a high-resolution
          PDF of the OPSS Nutrition brochure or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

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