Message board topics
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,952
4/24/19 7:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
"Wondering why Vitamin K & Potassium are under one heading when tracking foods?"
They are not. The chemical symbol for potassium is K. That is NOT Vitamin K.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
ELENGIL's Photo ELENGIL Posts: 1,313
4/24/19 2:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Anything you need to track specific to you that is not available as a tracked item, add it as a 'food' item. Add "Vitamin K" as a new food, enter the amount under something that won't mess up your other tracked items, like 'water' (yes, it's really there!) and in quantities that make sense, and then just track it that way.

I practice intermittent fasting and keto
Diet Doctor Dr. Jason Fung

Intensive Dietary Management
Guide to low carb eating

About The Obesity Code

Keto Christina
URBANREDNEK Posts: 11,981
4/24/19 12:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
The tracker here only has the option to track Potassium - which is an element designated by the symbol "K" on the Periodic Table of the Elements, and is commonly referred to by that symbol. What you are seeing is "Potassium - K" as a single thing (full name and symbol), and it is not related to or tied to "Vitamin K".

"Vitamin K" is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that are completely unrelated to "Potassium - K" --- and is what you correctly stated that you need to track while taking coumadin / warfarin.

They have never allowed tracking of Vitamin K here on Spark - as explained in the response from Becky Hand (former Dietitian here) in this older thread:

To track Vitamin K, you would have to use another tracking app / site which does allow it (I find this one to be quite good, since it is based on the USDA data as well: ).

Edit to add: While searching, I found another old discussion on the topic, which you might find useful:

Edited by: URBANREDNEK at: 4/24/2019 (00:13)
Sir Terry Pratchett: "Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."

"The Inuit Paradox" (
): "...there are no essential foods—only essential nutrients. And humans can get those nutrients from diverse and eye-opening sources. "

SW: 258 Maintain @ 147-155

303 Maintenance Weeks
MURRELLS's Photo MURRELLS Posts: 171
4/23/19 8:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Wondering why Vitamin K & Potassium are under one heading when tracking foods? I am on Warfarin & need to keep track of Vitamin K, but Potassium is linked to it. They are not the same & it's important that I track the Vitamin K separately. Can't find the answer.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Inappropriate Post

Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Last Post:
10/30/2019 10:35:56 PM
9/10/2019 7:31:16 AM
9/22/2019 3:22:49 PM
1/14/2020 10:42:27 AM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines