Alerts

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

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Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

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Dietary Supplements

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.

Your human performance questions answered by our experts

Dietary Supplements Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about

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Supplement Alerts

Alerts on dietary supplements to keep you informed on recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts.

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Many Warfighters use supplements to improve their health and performance, but getting good information isn't always easy. Check out resources from our partners at the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

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Dietary Supplements Resources

Helpful organizations, publications, and databases for learning about dietary supplements

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DoD DMAA Safety Review Panel Report

This 2013 DoD report includes recommendations for medical leaders from the DMAA Safety Review Panel.

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Dietary Supplements Classification System

Make informed decisions about supplements with the Dietary Supplement Classification Table.

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OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety

A DoD and HPRC dietary supplement resource for Warfighters

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FDA’s warning on caffeine powder
FDA issues a warning about caffeine powder and advises consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine.
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Dietary Supplements News

Study finds steroids in supplements easily purchased online
A recent article in the Washington Post has a story reporting that steroids are readily available through Amazon.com, according to a prominent anti-doping researcher who ordered several dietary supplements from the consumer Web site.
Supplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts
Military doctors are worried that certain energy supplements could lead to heart problems in U.S. troops.
Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
The FDA announces a letter to all dietary supplement trade associations about the growing problem of misbranded drugs masquerading as dietary supplements.
Nutritional and herbal supplements may help anxiety-related conditions
A recent review found nutritional and herbal supplements may help treat anxiety and related problems without serious side effects. Scientists report the positive outcomes may be a placebo effect, but positive outcomes are still positive.
New study on glucosamine: High doses and prolonged use may lead to risk of developing diabetes
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that a new study made public yesterday links glucosamine, a popular over-the-counter dietary supplement for joint problems with a risk of developing diabetes.

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