What is Olive Oil?

Category: Supplements


The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances. No other naturally produced oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated as olive oil-mainly oleic acid.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Arthritis pain 1 0
Constipation 1 1
Degenerative disc disease 1 0
General health 1 0
Multiple system atrophy 1 0
Neck pain 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Olive Oil

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Olive Oil

Dosage Patients
2 tbs. daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Olive Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Olive Oil


Currently taking Olive Oil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Olive Oil

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Olive Oil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
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There are no evaluations for Olive Oil.