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Airmen urged to heed warning about dietary supplement

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Many of you may have heard about the article about the workout supplement, Craze. The product contains a substance that is similar to methamphetamine, or "meth," that has been linked to positive drug tests in athletes. Craze has been removed from Joint Base Andrews stores.

Supplements are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure disease. It is important to realize that supplements are supposed to "supplement" your diet. If you are eating "right," it is probably overkill to ingest many supplements at the recommended dosage level. The supplement companies do this to sell more of the product. Understand that no supplement is absolutely essential if you are maintaining a healthy diet.

For information regarding the use of supplements, contact the Health and Wellness Center at 857-5601. The Human Performance Resource Center, a Department of Defense initiative under the Force Health Protection and Readiness Program, is another excellent resource for dietary supplement use. The website can be found at http://hprc-online.org/dietary-supplements/opss.