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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.

Dietary Supplements News

Will nootropics help my brain?
If you’re looking for cognitive enhancers or “smart drugs,” you may want to think twice. Here’s the latest OPSS FAQ.
Truth in advertising?
Does your dietary supplement’s advertising promise more than the product can actually deliver?
Weight-loss promises
FDA warns against weight-loss products that don’t live up to their claims.
Products claiming to prevent or treat Ebola
Avoid dietary supplement products claiming to prevent or treat Ebola.
DMAA: Lingering products and new developments
HPRC’s updated list of products with DMAA for December 2014 is now online. But read on for information about “replacement” ingredients and related concerns.

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