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Dietary Supplements News

What are hidden sources of caffeine?
The labels on products often don’t mention caffeine content, so you have to know what ingredients contribute caffeine where you may not expect it.
Before taking your vitamins, do your research
Dietary supplements may appear to be a healthier alternative to other medications, but they have their own risks and can interact with medications and one another. Proceed with caution.
Tainted dietary supplements: How do you know?
Dietary supplements do not require approval by the FDA, so how can you know if the supplement you are considering is tainted? Read on for warning signs and new actions by the FDA that can help.
Survey: Half of Americans use dietary supplements
CNN.com is reporting on a new government study which reports that more than half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement. But despite their popularity, many experts remain skeptical of their effects.
Dietary supplements: Questions and answers
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answers consumers' questions about dietary supplements and the regulations of dietary supplements.

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