Some dietary supplement products contain stimulants, steroids, hormone-like ingredients, controlled substances, unapproved drugs, or even prescription drugs. The OPSS High-Risk Supplement List helps you identify supplements that might pose a potential risk to your health or career. Not all supplements on the list contain illegal or banned ingredients, but all pose potential health risks. In addition, the list is not exhaustive; many unsafe products exist that are not on this list.

The information in the OPSS High-Risk Supplement List is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Contact a healthcare provider for specific medical or nutritional advice. Any reliance on the information provided in the OPSS High-Risk Supplement List is solely at your own risk. Please visit other sections of the OPSS website for further education to help you make informed decisions about dietary supplements. In particular, see FDA’s Tainted Products widget on the OPSS home page for products found to contain hidden drug ingredients.

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