What is Kelp tablets?

Category: Supplements

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Kelp is a nutrient-dense algae which grows in specific areas of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It is a natural source of iodine as well as many vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Iodine is an important nutrient that provides nutritive support for normal, healthy thyroid function.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 6 3
Iodine deficiency 4 0
Hypothyroidism 3 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 1

  • 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 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Kelp tablets

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Kelp tablets

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Kelp tablets

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Kelp tablets

Duration

Currently taking Kelp tablets

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Kelp tablets

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

Jul 24, 2011 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Trace nutrients)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wanted to cut back on supplements because of the hassle of taking a bunch of pills, and reduce expenses.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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