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Get to know HPRC better
Learn about all the areas HPRC covers and what “human performance optimization” is.
DoD’s DMAA report
The DoD Safety Review Panel has completed its review of DMAA, and the report is now available on HPRC’s website. The result is that DMAA-containing products will no longer be sold on military installations.
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?

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