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Weighing in on green coffee beans
Green coffee bean extract is popular for weight loss, but don’t be fooled by all the hype surrounding this dietary supplement ingredient.

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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.
What’s the story with OxyELITE Pro?
Why has OxyELITE Pro been recalled? Read the OPSS FAQ to find out.
Focus on food, not supplements
When it comes to nutritional value, dietary supplements just don’t measure up. Choose whole foods such as fruits and vegetables instead to fuel your performance.
Social media “red flags”
You shouldn’t believe everything you read on social media, especially when it comes to dietary supplements and sports products.
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