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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

Dietary supplements and surgical procedures
Be careful about using dietary supplements if you are planning to have surgery or if you have recently had surgery. Some ingredients could cause problems.
What’s the story with deer velvet and IGF-1?
Questions about deer velvet and IGF-1? Are they banned in the military? Read the OPSS FAQs to find out.
DMAA products continue to dwindle
HPRC has updated its list of DMAA-containing products, showing that 20 more products have been discontinued or reformulated to exclude the ingredient.
Green coffee beans—health or hype?
Weight-loss supplements with green coffee beans have been popular lately, but some products have more in them than just coffee beans. Get the facts about ingredients and always read product labels carefully.
Questions about C4 Extreme?
Will C4 Extreme cause you to “pop positive” on a drug test? Read the OPSS FAQ to find out the answer.

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