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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.

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Dietary supplements: What’s in them for you?
HPRC’s new Dietary Supplement Classification System offers information to help you decide whether a dietary supplement can help you reach your performance goals or whether it may have side effects you want to avoid.
FDA Alert: Multiple “tainted’ weight-loss products
Consumers are advised not to purchase or use these 18 weight-loss products, which contain the undeclared drug ingredient sibutramine.
DMAA-containing products in question
HPRC offers a list of products containing DMAA to help you make informed decisions in buying dietary supplements.
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?

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