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What’s the deal with DHEA?
DHEA is a hormone and marketed to have anabolic effects. Does this make it illegal?
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Dietary Supplements News

Announcing the 2013 Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign
The Army’s yearly Strong B.A.N.D.S campaign, set to run in May, focuses on providing education and activities that support “Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength.”
What’s the story with carnitine?
Carnitine, a component that occurs naturally in red meat (and sometimes is added to dietary supplements and energy drinks), may help reduce complications associated with heart attacks, but new research suggests it also may contribute to heart disease.
New OPSS FAQs about DMAA
FDA recently announced that DMAA is not a legal ingredient for dietary supplements and is advising consumers not to purchase or use DMAA-containing products. Read the updated FAQs in OPSS for more.
FDA warns: DMAA in dietary supplements now illegal
FDA urges consumers to check all dietary supplement product labels to ensure they do not contain the illegal stimulant DMAA.
Energy drinks and adolescents – a risky combination
Energy drinks and adolescents can be a dangerous combination, especially because of the amounts of caffeine and other stimulants that may be in these products. Educating youth about potential risks is very important.

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