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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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Supplement Alerts

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

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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

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

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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

USADA Athletic Advisory: Methylhexaneamine and dietary supplements
Athletes are advised to avoid consuming supplements that contain the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine, also known as DMAA.
Tools for the healthcare provider
Two new healthcare provider tools are available on HPRC’s website: a dietary supplement history questionnaire and a video of an effective way to ask about dietary supplement use.
FDA warning to Muscle Milk manufacturer
FDA sent a warning letter to the makers of Muscle Milk products, Cytosport, Inc., for making claims that are in violation of federal law.
FDA News Release: Illegal drug claims banned for chelation products
New York dietary supplement manufacturer agrees to remove drug claims from his website.
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.

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