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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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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

Is there a list of dietary supplements/substances banned by the military?
There is no banned dietary supplement list in the military, but you can learn how to make informed decisions about dietary supplement use.
A Mother’s Plea
Watch HPRC’s new Operation Supplement Safety Public Service Announcement from a Gold Star mother.
Can I take weight-loss prescription medications?
What are the service-specific policies on weight-loss prescription medications? Read more to find out.
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.
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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