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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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Stay informed about dietary supplements
Watch this informative OPSS video to learn about potential side effects from taking dietary supplements and where to go for more information.
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Dietary Supplements News

Help or hindrance? Market for melatonin-laced brownie snacks persists
Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies are the names of melatonin-laced snacks that have been in the news lately as an anti-dote to the trend of energy/caffeinated powered beverages and products. But the research on whether they are safe, or that they actually work, has not been established.
Do dietary supplements have a hidden health price?
A recent study revealed that people who take dietary supplements tend to be less careful about diet and exercise. Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
The FTC and fake acai “news” claims
Watch out for apparent news websites, even those displaying recognizable logos, that make weight-loss claims for acai berry supplements. The FTC is targeting these deceptive practices.
FDA Press Release: FDA and FTC issue warning letter to companies selling fraudulent STD products
The FDA and FTC have issued a warning to companies marketing unproven products to treat STDs.
What is vitamin B12?
Make sure you get enough vitamin B12 every day. It’s an essential nutrient that must be obtained from food; your body can’t make it.

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