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Old 11-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone.

I have a question regarding my Vitamin label.
The quantity of vitamins on the label is in micrograms and miligrams, not in percentages.
If I make a new custom food, vitamins can only be inserted as a percentage.
So, how can I insert them correctly? Is there another way?

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Old 12-20-2011, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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does anyone have an answer to this?

Just curious.


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Hello everyone.

I have a question regarding my Vitamin label.
The quantity of vitamins on the label is in micrograms and miligrams, not in percentages.
If I make a new custom food, vitamins can only be inserted as a percentage.
So, how can I insert them correctly? Is there another way?

Thank.
That's a tough one. The only thing I can suggest is that you'll have to do some math. Take the amounts given on the bottle and compare them to the RDA's for your age and sex here:

Recommended Daily Allowances :: RDA Chart | RDA Table

If someone has a better answer, easier solution, go for it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Vito.

I was debating about to add or not add vitamin to my food list.

That chart is you linkied is helpful.

I think that I'll just somehow chart it as taken. I may add it & see if I can put no value to it - sort of like water. Just a way to track.

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I created my vitamins doing just what vito suggested I wrote down all the recommended amounts then took a calculator and did the %'s. It was really worth it as we all tend to cut back on certain foods as our lifestyle changes.It turns out I wasn't even close to my E's or potassium so having this info I was able to add sunflower seeds and sweet potatoes to my plan and poof problem solved.
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Darlene, I LIVE on sweet potatoes now. They've become a staple of my diet.

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For the most part, percentages on labels are kind of meaningless.....I mean, a 5ft skinny woman will have much different requirements to a 6ft 5inch heavily muscled man. 100mg of a vitamin may be 100% for the woman, and only 60% for the man.
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