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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Free iPhone App to Track Supplements

:excl: If you are an iPhone user there is a terrific new APP available to help you keep track of the dietary supplements you take. It is presented by The Office of Dietary Supplements which is a division of the National Institutes of Health. The APP is available from the iTunes store and it is FREE!!!! So take advantage of this and let me know how it works for you. I've got a Droid in my hand so I have to wait for that application to become available. But I'm anxious to hear from you Neighbors how this works for you. I really like that you can get information and reminders to take your vitamins and also print or email a list of what you take for your doctor to review.

The Office of Dietary Supplements is funded in part by the US Federal Government with supplemental funding coming from grants -- many from the pharmaceutical and supplement industries. I consider the ODS my go-to source for information about supplements and supplement research. You can visit there website at:

Here is the information about the iPhone APP -- MyDS:

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) has developed a free mobile app for consumers called My Dietary Supplements (MyDS). MyDS gives you:

  • An easy way to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take—right in the palm of your hand.
  • Access to science-based, reliable information on dietary supplements.
  • General information about ODS — who we are and what we do.
Simply enter the names and amounts of your dietary supplements, and they'll be stored on your iPhone or iPad for your use anytime, anywhere—for example, when seeing your doctor or shopping. With MyDS, you also can email your personal list of dietary supplements to yourself or to your health care providers and print it out.

MyDS keeps your health information private and secure. Whatever you enter will be saved only on your device and not stored or shared anywhere else. You also have the option to create a personal password to open the app.

MyDS is available from the iTunes store. Download MyDS.

  • Create personal dietary supplement profiles for yourself and others.
  • Record the name and amount of each dietary supplement you take.
  • Add additional information about each dietary supplement in the Notes field.
  • Email your dietary supplement profile to yourself or your health care providers.
  • Add up to two photos of each dietary supplement on your list.
  • Protect your information with the option to create a personal password.
  • Access reliable information about dietary supplements from the Office of Dietary Supplements.

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