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
Craving sweets 4 0
Depressed mood 3 3
Bipolar II disorder 1 0
Headaches 1 0
Loss of energy 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dark chocolate

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dark chocolate

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
weekly 2

Why patients stopped taking Dark chocolate

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking Dark chocolate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Dark chocolate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$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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