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Dietary Supplements and Operation Supplement Safety

Dietary Supplements and Operation Supplement Safety

About This Webinar

Many service members use dietary supplementsβ€”for promoting health, improving performance, bodybuilding, losing weight, and more. Unfortunately, some supplements have resulted in adverse events that compromise rather than improve performance, and in some cases supplements result in positive drug tests. This presentation will discuss how dietary supplements are regulated, highlight some of the issues and risks surrounding the topic of dietary supplements, and provide tools and resources from Operation Supplement Safety to help consumers evaluate dietary supplement products.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how dietary supplements are regulated
  • Discuss key topics related to dietary supplements
  • Explain how to use Operation Supplements Safety tools and resources such as the DoD Prohibited Dietary Supplements Ingredients List and the OPSS Scorecard


Andrea T. Lindsey, MS

Andrea Lindsey serves as Director of Operation Supplement Safety and Senior Nutrition Scientist with the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniformed Services University. Andrea is a nutrition information specialist with extensive experience in the field of dietary supplements, and she has considerable knowledge and understanding regarding the content, safety, labeling, and marketing of these products.

Continuing education credit is available.


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This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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