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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.

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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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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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Stimulants and other potentially problematic ingredients
Check out our new OPSS FAQs about stimulants and other ingredients found in dietary supplement products that present potential risks.
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Dietary Supplements News

Lazy Cakes: Brownies – or something else?
With added melatonin to help you relax, this is no typical brownie.
Relaxation beverages: Don’t believe the hype
A new wave of beverage products is gaining attention, aimed at helping us relax, reducing our anxiety, and helping us sleep.
FDA Recall Alert: Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements
Godi International, Corp., located in South Florida is announcing a recall of Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements.
New York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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.

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