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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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Stimulants and other potentially problematic ingredients
Check out our new OPSS FAQs about stimulants and other ingredients found in dietary supplement products that present potential risks.
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Dietary Supplements News

Can I take weight-loss prescription medications?
What are the service-specific policies on weight-loss prescription medications? Read more to find out.
Focus on food, not supplements
When it comes to nutritional value, dietary supplements just don’t measure up. Choose whole foods such as fruits and vegetables instead to fuel your performance.
Social media “red flags”
You shouldn’t believe everything you read on social media, especially when it comes to dietary supplements and sports products.
Get to know HPRC better
Learn about all the areas HPRC covers and what “human performance optimization” is.
DoD’s DMAA report
The DoD Safety Review Panel has completed its review of DMAA, and the report is now available on HPRC’s website. The result is that DMAA-containing products will no longer be sold on military installations.

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