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Warfighters often turn to dietary supplements because of the extreme demands of military performance. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health. If you can't find the answer to your Dietary Supplements question in our resources, click the button below.

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Dietary Supplements Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about

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Supplement Alerts

Alerts on dietary supplements to keep you informed on recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts.

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Dietary Supplements Resources

Helpful organizations, publications, and databases for learning about dietary supplements

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DoD DMAA Safety Review Panel Report

This 2013 DoD report includes recommendations for medical leaders from the DMAA Safety Review Panel.

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

Make informed decisions about supplements with the Dietary Supplement Classification Table.

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Stimulants and other potentially problematic ingredients
Check out our new OPSS FAQs about stimulants and other ingredients found in dietary supplement products that present potential risks.
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Dietary Supplements News

Herbal products: Important information to know
Herbal products are advertised as “natural," but are they safe? The American Academy of Family Physicians has some answers to important questions.
Do you really need to take a multivitamin?
Do you really need to take a multivitamin? How can you be sure that you’re taking the right one, or if you even need to take one at all?
The lure of Jack3d
This relatively recent supplement targeting the exercise performance market has been growing in popularity, but the limited information about its “recipe” and the severe warnings on its label and website should make potential users think twice.
The FDA cracks down on a Minnesota company making unproven claims
The FDA seizes probiotic products from Minnesota company that makes unproven disease claims.
Zinc: Some Facts
Your body needs zinc for a number of essential functions, so make sure your diet includes foods that provide this nutrient.

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