Dietary Supplement Ingredients
Answers to questions we've received about dietary supplement ingredients.
- Has DMAA been banned for use by military personnel?
- 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?
- How much caffeine is safe?
- If I use caffeine to improve my performance, how much should I use?
- What is dendrobium and why is it being used in dietary supplement products?
- What is Tribulus terrestris and why is it found in dietary supplements?
- What’s the difference between caffeine and caffeine anhydrous?
- What are some hidden sources of caffeine?
- 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?
- I’ve seen “yohimbe” or “yohimbine” listed as an ingredient in quite a few dietary supplement products. What is it?
- A lot of supplements seem to have synephrine listed on the Supplement Facts panel, and I’ve heard it compared to ephedra. What is it?
- What is HGH and why is it mentioned in connection with so many dietary supplement products?
- There has been a lot of talk about an ingredient in the dietary supplement product Craze. What is it, and is it a problem?
- I've been hearing a lot about a weight-loss supplement called Garcinia cambogia. Does it work? Is it safe to take?
- What are chia seeds? Will they cause me to pop positive on my drug test?
- 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?
- What is ephedra and why is it illegal?