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Dietary supplements and false claims
Do you know if a dietary supplement’s advertising promises more than the product can actually deliver? The Federal Trade Commission can help.

Dietary Supplements News

More on Jack3d and OxyElite Pro
Jack3d and OxyElite Pro contain the ingredient DMAA, but recent findings do not support claims that it is a “natural” derivative from the geranium plant. It’s another story of “buyer beware.”
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.
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.

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