Alerts

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

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

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

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

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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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Performance Optimization

The current best information on improving performance
Environment
Rapid deployment into locations of severe or extreme environmental conditions may result in adverse physiological and psychological conditions for soldiers and other military personnel. Military personnel, particularly medical officers, should be prepared with adequate knowledge of extreme environmental conditions for the early detection and treatment of physical and psychological illnesses.
Physical Fitness
It is well-known how important physical fitness is to performance. Usually the first question that comes to mind when discussing human performance is how one can train the physical body for optimal functioning. This section seeks to help you answer that question by providing you with resources on multiple dimensions of physical fitness including comprehensive physical training manuals, information on injury prevention, tools for assessing your physical fitness, training principles, and general physical fitness guidelines.
Nutrition
Proper nutrition forms the foundation for human performance. Nutrients provide energy and regulate physiologic processes during exercise. Too often, individuals devote considerable time and effort striving to optimize performance, only to fall short because of inadequate and sometimes harmful nutritional practices. This section is dedicated to providing evidence-based information and resources on nutrition and dietary supplements.
Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and botanicals. Making an informed decision to use dietary supplements for performance and health optimization can be difficult and could result in adverse health effects. This section provides evidence-based information including databases, resources, and alerts to help you make safe decisions regarding supplement use.
Family/Social
Family relationships and an individual’s larger, social environment are important aspects of individual health and performance. Individuals with happy, supportive, and solid relationships are more likely to be in good health, have low stress levels, and experience greater well-being.
DoD References
DoD establishes policy, guidance, and instructions related to many aspects of force readiness and health protection.