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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

Green coffee beans—health or hype?
Weight-loss supplements with green coffee beans have been popular lately, but some products have more in them than just coffee beans. Get the facts about ingredients and always read product labels carefully.
Questions about C4 Extreme?
Will C4 Extreme cause you to “pop positive” on a drug test? Read the OPSS FAQ to find out the answer.
Caffeine in supplements – how much?
Some of the most popular dietary supplements sold on military bases may give inaccurate—or no—information about caffeine content on their labels.
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.

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