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

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Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about.

Meat imgThese articles are researched and written by HPRC to answer questions on popular or potentially confusing issues related to nutrition.

Eating Disorders: Know the symptoms and risks
Eating disorders can pose many dangers for the Warfighter. Learn how to spot the signs, symptoms, and risks associated with these complex conditions.
Vegetarian diets—the basics
A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet all your nutritional needs, if you take care not to fall short on a few key nutrients. You do need to take special care to ensure you don’t fall short on a few key nutrients.
Protein requirements
What are the side effects of consuming too much protein?
Omega-3 fatty acids in food
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in a wide variety of food sources.
Iron deficiency
Not having enough iron in one's blood can stem from one of three main reasons.
How should I fuel up on CHO before a workout?
Is it better to eat carbs the night before a workout or in the morning?
Whey Protein
Is there a place for whey protein in human performance optimization?
Functional foods
Research on "functional foods" is complicated by the lack of an agreed-upon definition.
Staying hydrated during exercise
Staying hydrated is crucial for optimal performance. But how much should you drink, and when?
Vitaminwater
Do we need added nutrients in our water?