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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

Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
The FDA announces a letter to all dietary supplement trade associations about the growing problem of misbranded drugs masquerading as dietary supplements.
Nutritional and herbal supplements may help anxiety-related conditions
A recent review found nutritional and herbal supplements may help treat anxiety and related problems without serious side effects. Scientists report the positive outcomes may be a placebo effect, but positive outcomes are still positive.
New study on glucosamine: High doses and prolonged use may lead to risk of developing diabetes
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that a new study made public yesterday links glucosamine, a popular over-the-counter dietary supplement for joint problems with a risk of developing diabetes.
What’s a health claim?
A recent FTC complaint against POM Wonderful products had us wondering what exactly a health claim is.
Rethinking protein powder supplements
Protein powder supplements are a popular source for packing on muscle.

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