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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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    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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    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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    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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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