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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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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

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin
Vitamin D is important for your health. Learn how much you need and where to get it.
Download the OPSS app
Use the Operation Supplement Safety & Natural Data app to get information and safety ratings on commercially available dietary supplement products and ingredients.
Why is ephedra illegal?
Read about ephedra, and why it is illegal in the United States.
FDA’s warning on caffeine powder
FDA issues a warning about caffeine powder and advises consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine.
CLA for weight loss?
What is conjugated linoleic acid and why is it being used in weight-loss dietary supplement products?

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