Dietary Supplement Ingredients
Answers to questions we've received about dietary supplement ingredients.
- Aegeline: I recently heard that certain dietary supplement products were causing liver damage because of a specific ingredient, aegeline. What is aegeline and why is it a problem?
- BMPEA: What is BMPEA and why has FDA issued a warning about it?
- Caffeine: How much caffeine is safe?
- Caffeine: If I use caffeine to improve my performance, how much should I use?
- Caffeine: What’s the difference between caffeine and caffeine anhydrous?
- Caffeine: What are some hidden sources of caffeine?
- Cannabidiol: Are dietary supplements with cannabidiol legal?
- Dendrobium: What is dendrobium and why is it being used in dietary supplement products?
- Dendrobium: There has been a lot of talk about an ingredient in the dietary supplement product Craze. What is it, and is it a problem?
- DMAA: Has DMAA been banned for use by military personnel?
- DMAA: I heard that supplements with DMAA were pulled from on-base stores. Do they contain any ingredients that would cause a false positive on a urinalysis drug test?
- DMBA: Is DMBA the same thing as DMAA? Why were these products pulled from stores on military base?
- Ephedra: What is ephedra and why is it illegal?
- Garcinia cambogia: I've been hearing a lot about a weight-loss supplement called Garcinia cambogia. Does it work? Is it safe to take?
- Hemp: I have seen products made with some form of hemp in stores, but I’m not sure if service members are allowed to consume these. What is the DoD’s policy?
- HGH: What is HGH and why is it mentioned in connection with so many dietary supplement products?
- Kratom: Is it safe to take and will I pop positive on a drug test?
- Peptide hormones: What are peptide hormones and are they safe to use as supplements?
- Picamilon: Why is it illegal in dietary supplement products?
- Salvia: Will Salvia cause me to pop positive on my drug test?
- SARMS: What are SARMs and are they safe to use as dietary supplements?
- Stimulants: How do I know if my dietary supplement product contains a stimulant?
- Stimulants: What are stimulants, and why are they a problem?
- Synephrine: Bitter orange, synephrine, and octopamine are three ingredients I’ve seen a lot on Supplement Facts panels and labels. What are they?
- Tribulus: What is Tribulus terrestris and why is it found in dietary supplements?
- Yohimbe: I’ve seen “yohimbe” or “yohimbine” listed as an ingredient in quite a few dietary supplement products. What is it?
- 5-HTP: Can 5-HTP in supplements help with depression, appetite, and other conditions?