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Decoding the dietary supplement industry
The first step to being an informed supplement user is learning how the dietary supplement industry works.
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Dietary Supplements News

What’s the story with carnitine?
Carnitine, a component that occurs naturally in red meat (and sometimes is added to dietary supplements and energy drinks), may help reduce complications associated with heart attacks, but new research suggests it also may contribute to heart disease.
New OPSS FAQs about DMAA
FDA recently announced that DMAA is not a legal ingredient for dietary supplements and is advising consumers not to purchase or use DMAA-containing products. Read the updated FAQs in OPSS for more.
FDA warns: DMAA in dietary supplements now illegal
FDA urges consumers to check all dietary supplement product labels to ensure they do not contain the illegal stimulant DMAA.
Raspberry ketone—the latest weight-loss craze
Raspberry ketone is a food additive and aromatic compound now being sold as a dietary supplement/ingredient touted to reduce fat and weight. Find out the facts and the science behind it all.
Dietary supplements and surgical procedures
Be careful about using dietary supplements if you are planning to have surgery or if you have recently had surgery. Some ingredients could cause problems.

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