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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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Dietary Supplements Resources

Questions from the Field

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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

Helpful organizations, publications, and databases for learning about dietary supplements

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

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

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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.
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Dietary Supplements News

Adolescents and sports drinks
For most active children and adolescents, staying hydrated is easy—drink water.
Consumer Reports on 10 hazards of dietary supplements
The Consumer Reports website recently posted an article outlining the potential dangers of dietary supplement products.
FDA reports dietary supplement manufacturing violations
About half of those dietary supplement manufacturers inspected by FDA found to have manufacturing violations.
HPRC’s DMAA list updated again
HPRC’s list of DMAA-containing dietary supplement products has just been updated, including more products found to contain DMAA and many more that are no longer being produced.
Alert: Dendrobium for performance?
A new dietary ingredient—a stimulant—has emerged in dietary supplement products marketed to boost athletic performance.

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