What is Dark chocolate?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Cocoa

Chocolate is a sweet food that is often consumed alone or used in baking. It is derived from cacao beans and has many antioxidants.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 13 4
Sweet cravings 4 0
Depressed mood 3 3
Bipolar II disorder 1 0
Headaches 1 0
Loss of energy 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dark chocolate

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Dark chocolate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 4
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Dark chocolate

Duration

Stopped taking Dark chocolate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 3
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3 patient evaluations for Dark chocolate

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Sep 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for I like it and anit-oxidant properties)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 23, 2008 (Started Dec 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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