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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

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

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Can you spice up your weight loss?
Capsaicin gives certain foods their spiciness. It’s also being sold as a dietary supplement. But will it help you lose weight? Read more in the latest OPSS FAQ.
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Dietary Supplements News

Energy drinks and adolescents – a risky combination
Energy drinks and adolescents can be a dangerous combination, especially because of the amounts of caffeine and other stimulants that may be in these products. Educating youth about potential risks is very important.
Raspberry ketone—the latest weight-loss craze
Raspberry ketone is a food additive and aromatic compound now being sold as a dietary supplement/ingredient touted to reduce fat and weight. Find out the facts and the science behind it all.
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.

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