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dotFIT offers fitness and nutrition education as well as nutritional supplements to people all over the world. Founded in 2008, the dotFIT team is comprised of industry experts, including registered dietitians, who have been providing proven solutions for nutrition, fitness and weight control for the past 25 years.
 
Through dotFIT, Sharecare users have access to free educational resources, including online workshops, personalized supplement recommendations, and all the science behind the supplement formulas presented in an easy-to-understand format. The Sharecare Fitness App is powered by the online fitness and nutrition program originally developed by dotFIT.

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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    When over 50, age is more important than gender when looking for the right daily multivitamin mineral formula (MVM). As we age, our body’s needs change -- especially beyond 50 years. We require the substances our bodies can no longer produce or acquire efficiently from food. Aging also alters our...Read More
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    There are none known at this time based on the current available science. Some plant based omega-3 supplements claim they can covert in the body to the omega-3 fish oils, DHA and EPA -- but that’s a stretch. Relatively little to no DHA and EPA are contained in plants. For instance, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)...Read More
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    You should take your multivitamin with a meal in order to maximize the digestive effects of stomach acids and to help control the release of the pill contents over a longer period of time. If you are also taking a calcium supplement in a carbonate form (calcium carbonate), you can take it at the same time,...Read More
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    Beta-sitoserol can be found in various sources of the plant kingdom (i.e. cashews, avocados, pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, corn oil and soy beans) and also in fortified margarine and yogurt.  A daily intake of 1.5-3 grams is recommended to lower cholesterol and improve symptoms of benign prostatic h...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Most probably don’t, but if so, it’ll say so on the label. Look for the fine print usually on the bottom where the product lists things it doesn’t contain such as gluten, dairy, tree nuts, etc.. Most Multivitamin and Mineral formulas (MVM) try to eliminate sources that people may have allergies to...Read More
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    Vitamin K1 can be taken orally by consuming a good multivitamin & mineral formula (MVM) that contains ~50-100 mcg of vitamin K (as phytonadione). The only reason you would take Vitamin K differently is because your doctor diagnosed a condition requiring greater amounts and/or injections. Low levels...Read More
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    Anyone can boost their metabolism by simply increasing physical activities, including standing and moving in any fashion. Metabolism is the sum of all the bodily processes necessary to keep us alive, and the energy/fuel that these processes used is measured in calories. Everyone has complete control...Read More
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    The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which passed in 1994, completely describes the regulation rules and process. In summary: Under DSHEA, the company is responsible for determining that the dietary supplements it manufactures or distributes are safe and that any representations or claims made...Read More
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    No -- unless you had a clinical deficiency of B-vitamins, which weakened your energy metabolism causing muscle wasting and/or depression. Adding B-vitamins to the deficient diet would then help you regain health and muscles, which would of course add weight that is beneficial to your health. This...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    We searched and turned up nothing we could guarantee. This is probably because it’s not necessary to purchase vitamin D made in the US if you are looking for a good product. The vast majority of all vitamin D put into supplements comes from China. The vitamin D in the dotFIT formulas are all from...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    Generally, no. Continuous mega-doses of vitamins or minerals can cause short and long-term adverse events. Mega-dosing vitamins refers to the practice of ingesting very large quantities (many times greater than established daily requirements) of vitamins daily with the goal of improving health, l...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    There are side effects to almost any vitamin if you ingest too much, but there are also side effects if you get too little. Side effects from high levels of B-vitamins, well above the RDA are very rare when taken orally. This is due to the fact that they are water soluble, which allows you to excrete...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Fish oil from fatty fish contains higher amounts omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, the 2 fish oils that provide health benefits. Flaxseed oil comes from the flax plant and contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Flaxseed oil contains the plant derived omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, and use a prenatal formula from your doctor. In fact, it may be the most important time of your life for using a Multivitamin and Mineral formula (MVM) because by the time you find out you’re pregnant, the child’s development has already started and you don’t want to miss any nutrients during...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    The main reason the body comes to plateaus during dieting or exercise (besides consciously or unconsciously not following the plan) is that you become more fit when you lose weight AND your body uses fewer calories to perform the same work. This forces you to have to perform more work or eat fewer calories to continue to...Read More