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Decoding the dietary supplement industry
The first step to being an informed supplement user is learning how the dietary supplement industry works.
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Dietary Supplements News

Energy drinks and teens don’t mix
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular among teens, but they provide no health benefit and can even be harmful.
Are supplements the “whey” to protein?
Whey protein is often referred to as the “king of proteins.” But are whey protein supplements the best option for muscle growth and recovery?
FDA warns again about powdered caffeine
FDA issued warning letters to 5 distributors of powdered pure caffeine and continues to warn consumers against using these products.
Protein powders: Food or supplements?
Some protein powders have Nutrition Facts labels while others have Supplement Facts labels. Is this a case of mislabeling?
What’s in your energy drink?
Energy drinks are really “stimulant” drinks. Learn how to identify potentially harmful ingredients.

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