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Can you spice up your weight loss?
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

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.
Confused about supplements?
Wandering down the aisle of a store looking for a dietary supplement can be overwhelming and intimidating. The Natural Medicines Database can help.

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