High-Risk Supplement List
For the Warfighter
Many supplement products promise to help you reach your performance goals, but some actually contain stimulants, steroids, or hormone-like ingredients, controlled substances, or unapproved drugs. Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) understands your desire to succeed while being safe and smart. The OPSS High-Risk Supplement List helps you identify supplements that might pose a potential risk to your health or career.
The products on the OPSS High-Risk Supplement List are not necessarily banned by the military. The Department of Defense does not evaluate, approve, or ban dietary supplement products. It is up to you to make safe decisions about your own health care. The List is provided to you for information only to help inform you about the risks associated with certain dietary supplement products. It is not exhaustive, so something that isn’t on the list can still be unsafe.
The information contained in the OPSS High-Risk Supplement List is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. You should contact a healthcare provider for specific medical advice or nutritional advice. Any reliance on the information provided in the OPSS High-Risk Supplement List is solely at your own risk.
For the Healthcare Provider
The Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) High-Risk Supplement List is a tool to help healthcare providers identify products that might contain stimulants, steroids or other hormone-like substances, controlled substances, unapproved drugs, or other substances that could pose a risk to the health of Warfighters. The OPSS High-Risk Supplement List also identifies some products that might contain undeclared ingredients, which could help healthcare providers identify possible adverse interactions. Please visit the OPSS website for further education about dietary supplements.