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Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims
FDA warns consumers about the dangers hidden in “all natural” dietary supplements, as well as products marketed to treat or cure certain conditions.

Dietary Supplements News

DMAA products dwindle
HPRC has again revised its list of DMAA-containing products, and most U.S. manufacturers and supplier have either eliminated such products or reformulated them to eliminate DMAA.
Focus on food, not supplements
When it comes to nutritional value, dietary supplements just don’t measure up. Choose whole foods such as fruits and vegetables instead to fuel your performance.
Social media “red flags”
You shouldn’t believe everything you read on social media, especially when it comes to dietary supplements and sports products.
Get to know HPRC better
Learn about all the areas HPRC covers and what “human performance optimization” is.
DoD’s DMAA report
The DoD Safety Review Panel has completed its review of DMAA, and the report is now available on HPRC’s website. The result is that DMAA-containing products will no longer be sold on military installations.

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