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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.

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FDA warning: Illegal diabetes products
FDA has cracked down on misleading claims and warns consumers about potentially harmful products marketed to prevent or treat diabetes.

What’s the “evidence” behind sports performance products?
Many advertisers of dietary supplements and other sports-related products make claims of enhanced performance and recovery, but a recent review found that the current evidence supporting these claims is mostly insufficient.
What is Tribulus terrestris?
What is Tribulus terrestris and why is it used in some dietary supplement products?
Introducing Operation Live Well – a DoD health campaign
DoD’s new Operation Live Well campaign is designed to make healthy living an easy option for service members.
What are Cheeba Chews?
Are Cheeba Chews legal? And what exactly are they? Read the OPSS FAQ to find out the answer.

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