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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Yuyi Jiang, 86th Dental Squadron dental assistant technician, throws a container of supplements in the air during a photo shoot on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Operation Supplement Safety is a Department of Defense dietary supplement resource for the military community, leaders, healthcare providers, and DoD civilians. Operation Supplement Safety has an official published list of dietary supplement "ingredients" currently prohibited by the DoD, which service members can find on the OPSS website. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Savannah L. Waters) Practicing safe supplement use
When people hear the word “supplement,” some tend to think about gym weights clashing and sweat, but supplements are used for far more than just getting “swole” or losing weight. There are a myriad of reasons people choose to take a supplement, but service members should be cognizant of what is in a supplement and the potential risks involved before making that choice.
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