What is Chia Seeds?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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The chia seed is a source of fiber, antioxidants, protein, and omega-3.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support digestive health 6 7
Support nutritional health 4 1
General health 3 2
Constipation 2 1
Fatigue 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • 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 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chia Seeds

Side effect Patients
Facial swelling/puffiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chia Seeds

Dosage Patients
2 tbs. daily 1
10g as needed 1
1tbs. as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chia Seeds

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Chia Seeds

Duration

Currently taking Chia Seeds

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Chia Seeds

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

Aug 28, 2014 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I also take it for a protein supplement when I remember by putting into yogurt with fresh fruit, hot cereals, and vegetable and fruit blends. I have a hard time getting enough protein in my diet sometimes so this is an easy way to get it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support brain health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I can really tell when I'm deficient in the Omega-3's, as I feel depressed and low energy. As soon as I feel low, I have some chia or flax or purslane and I'm all better in less than an hour.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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