What is Vitamin Supplements?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Vitamins

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See also: IntraMAX Multivitamins Shaklee Vita-Lea Vitamin A Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are substances needed in small but steady amounts for growth, function and health. Together, vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients. The body can't make most micronutrients, so you must get them from the foods or, in some cases, from dietary supplements.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 120 6
Fatigue 17 4
Multiple sclerosis 16 2
Anxious mood 2 0
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Support nutritional health 2 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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin Supplements

Side effect Patients
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin Supplements

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 3
1 daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 2
1 tab(s) daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
1 tablet(s) twice daily 1
2 intl units daily 1
2 tab(s) daily 1
4 capsule(s) twice daily 1
6 capsule(s) twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin Supplements

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 4
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 3
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin Supplements

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin Supplements

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Vitamin Supplements

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 7
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Vitamin Supplements

Jan 1, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Apr 18, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: felt good
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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