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Understanding drug-supplement interactions
Do you take dietary supplements and medications? Read about the risks in a new resource from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Dietary Supplements News

Are supplements the “whey” to protein?
Whey protein is often referred to as the “king of proteins.” But are whey protein supplements the best option for muscle growth and recovery?
FDA warns again about powdered caffeine
FDA issued warning letters to 5 distributors of powdered pure caffeine and continues to warn consumers against using these products.
Where to go for dietary supplement information
Visit OPSS—for the first time or again—for new FAQs, videos and PSAs, and print materials with information about dietary supplements.
Supplements and medications – What’s the problem?
Dietary supplements can affect how medications work in your body. Read more on what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Protein powders: Food or supplements?
Some protein powders have Nutrition Facts labels while others have Supplement Facts labels. Is this a case of mislabeling?

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