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FDA warns about BMPEA
What is BMPEA and why has FDA issued a warning about it?
Deadly DNP in supplements
You may have read about deaths associated with weight-loss supplements containing DNP. What is it? Is it really all that dangerous?
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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.
What is bitter orange?
Bitter orange, synephrine, and octopamine are three ingredients I’ve seen a lot on Supplement Facts panels and labels. What are they?
Lucky number 7? Omega-7s and your health
Your body makes omega-7 fatty acids, but will getting more from supplements be beneficial? Check out the new OPSS FAQ.

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