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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

Air Force studying caffeinated drinks
Air Force conducting study on 12 bases on the use of caffeinated drinks.
Relaxation drinks: Problematic for teens?
Are relaxation drinks safe for children and adolescents? Recent reports highlight possible problems.
Energy drinks and service members
Energy drink consumption among service members may lead to sleep issues.
MHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.
FDA investigating adverse events linked to energy drinks
Reports of adverse events —including five deaths—possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks are under investigation by the FDA.

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