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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Can you spice up your weight loss?
Capsaicin gives certain foods their spiciness. It’s also being sold as a dietary supplement. But will it help you lose weight? Read more in the latest OPSS FAQ.
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Dietary Supplements News

Products containing DMAA gone from AAFES stores
The AAFES is pulling products that contain DMAA from its shelves and will no longer sell anything with this potentially dangerous substance.
Energy drinks are really stimulant drinks
Energy drinks contain stimulants; learn how to identify potentially harmful ingredients.
Get the latest scoop on multivitamins
New multivitamins/minerals fact sheets for consumers and health professionals are now available from the Office of Dietary Supplements.
The Paleo Diet: Implications for the athlete
The Paleo Diet is based on what hunters/gatherers ate during the Paleolithic Era. But how might this affect athletes today?
What is Supplement Safety Now?
Supplement Safety Now is a public safety initiative to help consumers know if an OTC supplement is safe to use.

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