Ratings and Reviews
Having kidney disease and high potassium I have been looking for an app that would be a quick reference to let me see foods that are high in potassium. I found this I was excited and purchased it. My first meal I started looking around at different items and how much potassium they had. I decided to check on a few items that I knew were extremely high in potassium as a benchmark. Things like potatoes, oranges and bananas. All these items were reported on this app as below normal potassium leading me to believe that this app is very inaccurate if the top potassium foods are reported as below normal. Because this is a matter of life and death for me I don’t recommend this app at all.
Developer Response ,
For those CKD patients that need to restrict potassium intake, you should have selected CKD (less Potassium) option in your health profile, which the app would have then identified the most helpful and harmful items for you. For example, potatoes ARE listed as harmful for CKD (less potassium) condition. In our app, we do NOT list or identify potassium content of any food! But we do take into account ALL helpful and harmful nutrients relevant to your selected health profile, which in your case, in addition to potassium, includes cholesterol, CoQ10, saturated fat, phosphorous, protein, sodium, refined sugar and vitamin B-6.
Not Worth The Money
This app, in my opinion, does nothing more than give you lists of foods that you should or should not eat for a person with (CKD). It does not give you the necessary nutritional facts that allow you to keep track of your potassium, phosphorus, sodium,etc, which the app claimed you could do on it's homepage. Very misleading!!! Why pay for a list of foods that can be easily obtained, for free, on the internet. I wish there was a way to get my money back!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sharing your opinion. Unfortunately it is much more complicated than keeping track of your daily intake of just one or two nutrients. There are 12 nutrients and substances that play a role in CKD, e.g., sodium, trans fats, alcohol, protein, sat fat, mercury, potassium, refined sugar... Our software takes the nutrient contents of each food and their impact on CKD into account to produce the information presented in the app. Depending in the type of CKD and additional illnesses, the list of nutrients may be longer and their impact on your health even more complicated. We do all these calculations and analysis so that you don't have to. And for the record, we do NOT state in our app description that we provide detailed potassium, phosphorous ... content of each food "that allow you to keep track of your potassium ...". We are also unaware of any web site or app that takes into account the science-based data on such a long list of relevant nutrients and substances to produce a sorted list of food items that are helpful or harmful to CKD. If you are aware of such a source please share.
I think it's fantastic to have help choosing foods when you have more than one medical condition! This is easy to use! I'm looking forward to using it a lot. I had a problem and support was responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend this app!
- Personal Remedies, LLC
- 1.4 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.