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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    Calcium supplements can be beneficial to almost everyone if their diet is not supplying ~1000-1200 mg/day, which most diets do not. But for men it may be a bit trickier than “one size fits all.” Many top researchers now believe that, although for women, 1,200–1,500 mg of calcium daily doesn’t seem...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The same way everyone does, eat fewer calories than you burn until you reach your goal. Sometimes being 40 makes it less convenient or more difficult to lose or maintain weight because of the lifestyle we settle into. In other words, our ability to move throughout the day as much as when we were younger causes us to burn fewer daily ca...Read More
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    Below displays the most common programs for male exercisers and/or men concerned with maintaining and improving their health. However, at a minimum, all men should take a daily multivitamin and mineral for health and if exercising for performance, a before and after workout formula such as the dotFIT...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, if you’re not getting enough. Women who are capable of becoming pregnant are prone to iron-deficiency due to not getting enough through food and because of monthly losses due to menstrual cycles. Women ages 19 to 50 years need 18 mg per day and those over 50 years need 8 mg/day. If you're pregnant,...Read More
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    Your best precaution would be to do your homework on the company responsible for the product and recommendations by making sure the processes below are in place. If the company cannot immediately supply the information, find one that can like dotFIT.
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    Below displays the most common supplement programs used by exercisers and people concerned with maintaining and improving their health. However, at a minimum, everyone should take a daily multivitamin and mineral for health and a before and after workout formula when exercising.

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    No, don’t expect much if you are using a cheap $3.00-5.00 per month product that is mass marketed. You cannot manufacture a multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM) that delivers all you regularly need in the right doses, forms and release patterns that can deliver the ingredients on time to the right places...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, heme iron found in lean meat, seafood and poultry is absorbed more readily than non-heme iron contained in enriched cereals, breads, spinach, beans and lentils. Having a food with vitamin C (tomatoes, tomato sauce, citrus fruits, peppers) helps increase iron absorption. Women who are capable...Read More
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    Yes as long as the person is declared “healthy” after a physical examination. There are many healthy people that have a higher BMI than the suggested healthy range of 18.5-24.9 due to greater muscle mass than overweight individuals.  Since BMI is calculated from a formula involving only height and weight, BMI...Read More
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    Nutritional supplements, generally referred to as dietary supplements (DS), can deliver nutrition the diet often can’t to help improve health and performance. The function of dietary supplement preparations is to provide a safe vehicle for delivering precise amounts of desired isolated nutrients...Read More
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    In all studies, meal replacement bars and shakes have been shown to be an extremely effective weight loss aid, and, in almost all cases, more effective than conventional methods of dietary restrictions. Additionally, meal replacements have been shown to be just as effective as dietary restriction...Read More
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    The body naturally does an amazing job at balancing calories consumed and calories burned to keep your weight relatively stable daily. Therefore, when you burn more calories from working out, your appetite will trigger you to replace them, meaning you are hungrier than normal because you burned more calories than when you...Read More
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    Based on individual physiology, (we are all slightly different), most anything could be bad for one’s health, including shellfish, nuts, certain fruits, etc., among those with allergic reactions. Although a certain supplement may be healthy for most people, such as a daily multivitamin and mineral formula...Read More
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    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