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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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Can SARMs do you harm?
SARMs can be found in some dietary supplement products, but are they legal and will they cause a positive drug test?

Dietary Supplements News

Questions about C4 Extreme?
Will C4 Extreme cause you to “pop positive” on a drug test? Read the OPSS FAQ to find out the answer.
Caffeine in supplements – how much?
Some of the most popular dietary supplements sold on military bases may give inaccurate—or no—information about caffeine content on their labels.
Relaxation drinks: Problematic for teens?
Are relaxation drinks safe for children and adolescents? Recent reports highlight possible problems.
Energy drinks and service members
Energy drink consumption among service members may lead to sleep issues.
MHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.

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