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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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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.
What are hidden sources of caffeine?
The labels on products often don’t mention caffeine content, so you have to know what ingredients contribute caffeine where you may not expect it.
Dietary supplements: Questions and answers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers consumers' questions about dietary supplements and the regulations of dietary supplements.
Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.

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