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Operation Supplement Safety A D o D-w ide E ducational Initiative From the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC). Purpose. Increase awareness among active-duty service members about dietary supplements Provide tools to be “smart” supplement users. Key Messages.

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Operation supplement safety a d o d w ide e ducational initiative

Operation Supplement SafetyA DoD-wide EducationalInitiative

From the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC)


Purpose

Purpose

  • Increase awareness among active-duty service members about dietary supplements

  • Provide tools to be “smart” supplement users


Key messages

Key Messages

  • It’s ALWAYS better to use food because

  • Choose wisely: Get the facts first!

    • Know how to spot red flags

    • Know what to look for on a label

  • Supplements are not as complete as food

  • Supplements can be more expensive than food

  • Supplements can be dangerous to health

  • Supplements are not FDA-tested or -approved before marketing


Is it safe

Is it safe?

  • Evidence-based approach: Use OPSS High-Risk card

    • No ingredients listed as “blends”, “proprietary blends,” or “delivery systems”?

    • All ingredients have DVs* less than 200%?

    • No caffeine or caffeine limited to no more than 200 mg/serving/day?

    • Is it third-party certified/verified?

* DV = Daily Value, the recommended daily amount of a particular nutrient

% is usually based on a 2,000 calorie diet


Does it work

Does it work?

  • Check Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD)

    • Visit hprc-online.org to get account and learn

  • Ask yourself why you’re taking this product

  • Talk to your provider/dietitian


Where to learn more

Where to learn more

From the Human Performance Resource Center

  • HPRC’s Operation Supplement Safety

  • OPSS Resources for Warfighters

  • OPSS “Ask the Expert” button

HPRC-online.org/opss


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