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Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims
FDA warns consumers about the dangers hidden in “all natural” dietary supplements, as well as products marketed to treat or cure certain conditions.

Dietary Supplements News

DMAA is still around
HPRC’s list of dietary supplement products containing DMAA has been updated again, revealing some new products even though DMAA is an illegal ingredient.
Energy drinks and teens don’t mix
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular among teens, but they provide no health benefit and can even be harmful.
Are supplements the “whey” to protein?
Whey protein is often referred to as the “king of proteins.” But are whey protein supplements the best option for muscle growth and recovery?
FDA warns again about powdered caffeine
FDA issued warning letters to 5 distributors of powdered pure caffeine and continues to warn consumers against using these products.
Where to go for dietary supplement information
Visit OPSS—for the first time or again—for new FAQs, videos and PSAs, and print materials with information about dietary supplements.

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