No matter what your fitness goals are, good nutrition can help improve your exercise performance, decrease your recovery time from strenuous exercise, prevent injuries due to fatigue, and provide the fuel required during times of high-intensity training and weight control. Combining good nutrition with exercise also can help reduce the risk of numerous chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and some cancers. Learning how nutrition and exercise work together for optimal health is essential.
If your exercise and meals are dialed in, you may be considering dietary supplements to provide you that performance edge. Unfortunately, dietary supplements are not tested or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to being marketed, and some contain undisclosed ingredients that could put your Service Members at risk. Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) is a Department of Defense (DoD) resource to assist our military in making informed choices. It's important to know what you are consuming. Be smart. Be aware of healthy choices in fueling and performance.
What are high-risk supplements?