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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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Mixing supplements and medications
Is there any harm in taking dietary supplements if you use medications?

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Dietary supplements and emergency care
Help save your own life: Before you receive any medical treatment, make sure your doctor knows about any dietary supplements you are taking.
Stimulants found in weight-loss product
The weight-loss dietary supplement product Dexaprine has been found to contain undeclared active substances and has been removed from the Dutch market. Consumers should be aware of the reports of adverse events.
What is “Total Force Fitness”?
Do you know what “Total Force Fitness” is? It’s a Department of Defense model for building and maintaining health, wellness, and resilience.
Can you spot a red flag?
Choose supplements safely. Learn how to spot red flags.
Air Force energy drinks guidance for downrange DFACs
Air Force guidance advises downrange DFACs to stop buying energy drinks, nutritional shakes and energy bars due to health concerns.

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