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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

Make informed decisions about supplements with the Dietary Supplement Classification Table.

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What’s the deal with DHEA?
DHEA is a hormone and marketed to have anabolic effects. Does this make it illegal?
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Dietary Supplements News

Weight-loss promises
FDA warns against weight-loss products that don’t live up to their claims.
Products claiming to prevent or treat Ebola
Avoid dietary supplement products claiming to prevent or treat Ebola.
DMAA: Lingering products and new developments
HPRC’s updated list of products with DMAA for December 2014 is now online. But read on for information about “replacement” ingredients and related concerns.
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.

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