I take a GNC Greens Multivitamin that supplies the IU and the % of the vitamin, so I just put the % in as a custom food. Some of the things on my GNC label are not on the "nutrition food label" - so some things are not counted in - like the Panothetic Acid, Folic Acid, etc. Also I take Fish Oil and I just add the calories for it to the custom food, so it is just tracked in my food log and as calories eaten. I also take a GNC Calcium-Magnesium-Vitamin D-3 Vitamin and I add it as a % and it's tracked in my food log. That was the only way I could figure how do include them and track them.
Last edited by oceansurf33; 11-03-2010 at 03:10 AM.
I do wish that fitday had more categories for motitoring different vitamins and supplements. I take a pretty normal daily vitamin, and a third of the nutrients aren't even listed! Leaving out stuff like folic acid is especially egregious, considering how important it can be for pregnant women, and not even having an input section for caffeine? I tend to take in way too much caffeine, but have trouble keeping track of it when it comes to foods and drinks other than coffee.
As it is, I made up the supplement adding what information there was room for and try to take care of the rest by just doing the math based on the vitamin bottle, but I'm sure that some of these nutrients show up in the food I eat, especially things like vegetables that don't come with nutritional information.
Considering the demographic, it's reasonable for Fitday to focus on people who are trying to lose weight, gain muscle mass, work on general cardiac health, or do important but common things like monitor their cholesterol or sugar intake. I just wish there were more options here for people who have specific but less common nutritional needs and goals.
I take two supplements, and I entered them into the "custom foods" category. One of them provides 50% of Vitamin A (among other things) and the other supplies an additional 50% of Vitamin A. However, when I enter these in my food log, Fitday does not recognize that I have taken them for Vitamin A purposes (although it does seem as though it recognizes the other vitamins in these supplements). That just seems bizarre. Am I doing something wrong?