December 6, 2021
Andrea Lindsey, an HJF employee supporting the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) was interviewed by Better Homes and Gardens for a recent article about supplements.
An excerpt from the article:
What Is an Herbal Supplement?
Congress defined the term 'dietary supplement' in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, explains Andrea Lindsey, Director of Operation Supplement Safety and Senior Nutrition Scientist for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. "It is anything that is intended to supplement the diet—a vitamin, mineral, herb or other botanical, amino acids, enzyme, and more—that is taken by mouth. The product should be labeled as a dietary supplement and contain a Supplement Facts Panel on the label."
The Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) is the DoD Center of Excellence for Human Performance translation housed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). CHAMP translates evidence-based research on Human Performance Optimization and Total Force Fitness into practical educational resources to optimize Warfighter performance. CHAMP’s educational resources are Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (hprc-online.org) and Operation Supplement Safety (opss.org).
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global nonprofit that administers more than $500 million in medical research funds annually. For more than 38 years, HJF has partnered with researchers and clinicians to provide bench to bedside to battlefield research support. More than 3,000 HJF teammates ensure HJF is a trusted and responsive partner by providing scientific, administrative, and program operations services to researchers in the military, academia, and private industry. For more information, visit hjf.org.