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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:
    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
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    No, and not all omega-3 fatty acids have equal health benefits. The two most studied omega-3 fatty acids are the 20-carbon eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and the 22-carbon docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are the primary compounds in fish oils that have health benefits. Therefore, if you are looking for theses...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    In general, yes, and it can certainly help keep you from getting “less smart”, meaning exercise has been shown to be the most powerful anti-aging tool for preserving or improving brain function. Exercise improves brain health much like it does for other parts of the body. It increases the growth...Read More
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    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
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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
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    dotFIT answered:
    Nutrition is almost always the barrier to improving fitness levels or breaking through plateaus. Poor nutrition means poor fitness and improper nutrition for your fitness goal equates to no progress.
    From a body composition standpoint (amount of fat and muscle), nutrition is 100% responsible for exercise...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    There are very few supplements that mimic the actions of successful drugs used for weight loss. Meal replacements bars and shakes are the only supplements that may actually work.
    It's important to note that supplements alone are NOT a weight loss program, whereas diet and exercise can be.
    The goal...Read More
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    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
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    dotFIT answered:
    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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    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
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    dotFIT answered:
    The key word here is “seems” because no one fails to lose weight when you take in fewer calories than you burn. Meaning, everyone loses weight at exactly the same rate when the calorie deficit (difference between calorie intake and calories burned) is equal – those are the facts.
    All that said,...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:
    The so-called “starvation mode” is the point where the body supposedly decides not to lose more weight, even when you eat “hardly anything”, by slowing down the metabolism because the body is afraid you will starve to death. To put your entire issue into perspective, first realize that the people...Read More
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