Alternative to prescription medications, dietary supplements are not reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure consumer safety and efficacy. Many supplements are recalled on a weekly basis because of unlisted illicit substances, or sent warning letters due to poor manufacturing practices or false advertising. Athletes are advised to consult a sports medicine professional prior to using any dietary supplement.
As a part of our commitment to athlete safety, we offer videos and webinars on the latest topics and concerns within the supplement industry. A staple to Drug Free Sport’s educational initiatives is our Dietary Supplement Inquiry service available through Drug Free Sport AXIS™. Subscribing client organization members (athletes, medical caregivers, coaches, and parents) can submit a query regarding any supplement to check its status against their organization’s standards. Each inquiry is researched individually by a credentialed wellness professional every 24 hours, with a reply in less than two business days. Our AXIS team utilizes a risk level rating system to inform athletes of potential risks identified for each product. Make informed decisions, not instant ones, with Drug Free Sport AXIS.