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.

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What's the scoop on OPSS?

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OPSS is the Department of Defense (DoD) educational campaign to inform leaders, providers, Warfighters, and their families about potential health risks and what steps to take before deciding to use dietary supplements. This campaign—Operation Supplement Safety, or “OPSS”—will focus on all service members and their families through various media.

If you’ve ever followed a weight-loss, performance-enhancement, or strength-training regimen—if you’ve ever needed a boost to get through a long day or a hard workout—or if you’ve ever skipped a meal—you’re probably familiar with the world of dietary supplements in all its guises: megavitamins, protein powders, energy drinks, gels, chews, and sports bars, to name a few.

The fact is: Dietary supplement use among military service members is high. Although many supplements—calcium, folate, omega-3s, vitamin D, and other essential vitamins and minerals—are beneficial, others such as those promoted for bodybuilding, weight loss, and performance enhancement may be risky and could contribute to serious adverse effects—even death. It’s impossible to list and describe all of the possible hazardous ingredients, but there are ways you can determine if a dietary supplement product is relatively safe or not.

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