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.

Question

What’s a “thermogenic fat burner”?

    OPSS Answer

    Dietary supplement products marketed as “thermogenic fat burners” purportedly reduce body fat by increasing the basal metabolic rate, whether you want to lose weight or get ripped. Such products primarily contain stimulants, which include caffeine (in various forms), synephrine, yohimbine, ephedra, and phenylethylamine. Caffeine is overwhelmingly the most common ingredient found in such supplements. For more information about thermogenic supplements, visit the OPSS FAQ about associated risks.

    FAQ updated 19 May 2014

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