What is Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Multiple Vitamins with Folic Acid and Iron Intregra F Arginex Show all

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See also: Chlorella Growth Factor Herbal Supplements Mineral Supplements Vitamin Supplements

Combination of various vitamins, minerals and herbs into one product. Ingredients vary by company.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 40 26
Multiple sclerosis 7 1
Fibromyalgia 4 2
Increase effect of another treatment 4 0
Depressed mood 2 4

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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 2
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 32

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Auditory hallucinations 1
Constipation 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Heartburn 1
Nausea 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Dosage Patients
daily 2
1 mg daily 1
1 other daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1
2 capsule(s) twice daily 1
6 other daily 1
6 capsule(s) twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

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

Stopped taking Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 24
$25-49 3
< $25 6
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements

Jan 25, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I take a variety of supplements and vitamins (Thyroid support, Adrenal Support, and a combo with 5-HTP/rhodiola etc-- in addition to vitamins and minerals) prescribed by a naturopath. I have found that they do help me overall, although they are not a "cure" for my symptoms.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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