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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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  • 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
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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