Our Mission

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:
    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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • dotFIT
    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
  • dotFIT
    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
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The safest and most practical way to increase the body’s level of Vitamin D is by taking a daily multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM) that contains between 600 and 1200 international units (IUs) of Vitamin D. The new recommended daily intake is 600 IUs for adults up to age 70, which is 3 times...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Basically, you would follow the directions on each container assuming they are accurate in having you ingest the product in a manner that would allow the best results. Most people can take their health supplements with meals all at once, unless directions on the bottle specifically state not to --...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Yes! Eating healthfully and exercising regularly, even if it’s as little as daily walking, help you look and feel better - both of which makes EVERYONE feel less stressed when compared to being out of shape.
    We are not sure there is a better way to manage stress than exercise. It is well accepted in the sci...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Almost all restaurants will make meals the way you like. Meaning, you tell them how you want your meal prepared or what you want it to consist of before they deliver it. If the foods you are looking for (e.g. chicken, beef, rice, potatoes, bread, salads, etc.) are on the menu in any form, they can...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Vitamins are not metabolism boosters in adequately fed people. However, vitamins perform important functions in almost all of the body’s metabolic pathways. In fact, you can’t produce energy without them, therefore if you were deficient in certain vitamins (primarily the B-vitamins) your energy p...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    No, or certainly none that have been discovered. It would be great if there were such a pill. Recently however, there has been a theory proposed that certain micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) may be associated with the possible control of food intake, lower body weight and less fat consumption. In...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Pre-formed vitamin A can be toxic at high levels (>10,000 IU or 3,000 mcg), thus, unless instructed by a qualified doctor, you would never take a daily supplement or combination of supplements containing anything near this amount. But the point is, this level could be achieved using supplements since the sup...Read More