If you take blood thinning medications like Coumadin® or Warfarin, then this is an app you will truly make use of on a regular basis.
NEW FEATURE Starting in Version 3.0 — User can now Record Custom Servings using the Create Custom Serving button available in the upper right corner of each Food Serving Infomaton page
The Vitamin K app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Vitamin K content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat if you are using blood thinning medications such as Coumadin or Warfarin. The foods are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Vitamin K all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:
- = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Vitamin K (700.0 - 1146.6 mcg)
- = Rated VERY HIGH in Vitamin K (300.00 - 699.9 mcg)
- = Rated HIGH in Vitamin K (25.0 - 299.9 mcg)
- = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Vitamin K (20.0 - 24.9 mcg)
- = Rated MODERATE in Vitamin K (15.0 - 19.9 mcg)
- = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Vitamin K (10.0 - 14.9 mcg)
- = Rated LOW in Vitamin K (5.0 - 9.9 mcg)
- = Rated VERY LOW in Vitamin K (0.1 - 4.9 mcg)
- = Rated EXTREMELOW LOW in Vitamin K (0.0 mcg)
There are eight tables listing food servings:
- = All Foods
- = Fast Foods
- = Fruits & Vegetables
- = Meat, Fish & Shellfish
- = Dairy & Egg
- = Cereal Grains & Pasta
- = Sweets
- = Snacks
The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles.
Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
- Food Title
- Weight (in grams)
- Common Measure (serving size for weight)
- Vitamin K Content (in mcg)
- USDA Description
- USDA Food Group
- USDA Nutrient Database Number
Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Vitamin K Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 930 different foods included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Fried" and "Fried Egg"). A few these have as many as six searchable names.
What are users saying about the Vitamin K app?
"If you or a loved one is on Warfarin, this app is a fantastic resource to have on hand to know what foods are high in vitamin K. The foods are arranged alphabetically and are color-coded to help quickly identify how much vitamin K the particular food on interest contains. Highly recommended! — I just wanted to thank you for including endive in your latest update, v1.2, as you said you would. This is such a great app! Thanks for making it and keeping it updated! It's such a great resource for me!" – tsd707
The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.
Category: Medicine, Health & Fitness
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iPhone / iPod Touch Screenshots — VitaminK
iPad Screenshots — VitaminK