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Supplement Alerts

Alerts on dietary supplements to keep you informed on recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts.

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Dietary Supplements Resources

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

Make informed decisions about supplements with the Dietary Supplement Classification Table.

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Bitter orange, synephrine, and octopamine are three ingredients I’ve seen a lot on Supplement Facts panels and labels. What are they?
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Dietary Supplements News

FDA investigating adverse events linked to energy drinks
Reports of adverse events —including five deaths—possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks are under investigation by the FDA.
Eat protein-rich foods to save money
If you want to save money while looking for performance nutrition, choose real food over supplements.
Energy drinks and adolescents
Energy drink use by adolescents is on the rise, and misuse of these beverages may stem from confusion about using energy drinks for rehydration.
DMAA list update for October 2012
HPRC’s latest review of DMAA-containing products shows that 89 have been discontinued or reformulated since the list was first compiled nine months ago.
Two new dietary supplement reports
Two reports released by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services show that some dietary supplement products have illegal claims on labels and don’t provide accurate company information to the FDA.

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