Originally Posted by AshleyNicole43
I did a search to even see if any were in the database. I see protein and meal replacement supplements, but nothing for things like vitamins. I was curious if I should log these since I do take the and vitamins and minerals from our food are logged.
I also take extra vitamin D in the winter to prevent colds, glucosamine/chondrontin for my achy knees, and ginko for my quirky brain.
Anyway, I wanted to see if you guys did this as well, and if so what's the best way to do it, or if you think it's not so important.
I say definitely log your vitamins. If you look at some of the graphical display options, %RDA is one of them. This will help you see if you are meeting your vitamin and mineral requirements. Be aware, however, that not all foods have all of the vitamins and minerals printed on the package, so sometimes it FitDay may indicate you are low of something (phosphorus comes to mind) simply because it isn't commonly reported in foods.
All you need to do is set up a "custom food", type in the values on the vitamin bottle, and then you will have that available for your food tracking.
There isn't really any place to record the ginko and gluco/chon, however - they aren't standard RDAs. You can, however just set up a custom food for them with nothing in the table if you want to keep track of your intake. Some people do this for water.