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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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Mixing supplements and medications
Is there any harm in taking dietary supplements if you use medications?

Dietary Supplements News

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.
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.
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.

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