What is Nutritional supplements?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: LifePak Teen NOW Gr8-Dophilus Peptamen Show all


A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supply nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids, that are missing or are not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 8 2
Fatigue 2 0
Support immune health 2 1
Autism spectrum disorder 1 0
Brain fog 1 1
Breathing difficulty 1 0

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nutritional supplements

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Nutritional supplements

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
14 g daily 1
8 capsule(s) twice daily 1
25 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nutritional supplements

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Nutritional supplements


Currently taking Nutritional supplements

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Nutritional supplements

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Nutritional supplements

Sep 29, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic constipation, poor concentration, brain fog, drowsiness, confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Gr8 by NOW is the BEST Probiotic I have found since the 80s !!! This formula is shelf stable and tests viable (alive) even years after I purchase it. Probiotics are only needed to re colonize the gut bacteria. I suffer from IC, so I AK test periodically to see if I need probiotics. Specially when I have gut problems like constipation, diarrhea or pain etc. I've been having pain and a churning feeling in my gut for months. I AK tested to need it again in early in Sept '14. By Sept. 29th '14 I only AK test to need it every 2 or 3 days. The churning is all but gone!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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