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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:
    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
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  • dotFIT
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    For most people eating fruit on an empty stomach poses no problems. Others may end up with a slight stomach upset and therefore should consume their fruits with other foods as part of or after a meal. Other than that, there's no truth to the internet argument on fruit being eaten on an empty stomach...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You can avoid weight gain by ensuring you don’t take in more calories than you burn. You can do this by using any or all of the following strategies:
    • Control portion sizes so you don’t overeat. Go for generous servings of salad greens, fruits and veggies; have a lean protein (skinless turkey
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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • 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
  • 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:
    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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • 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
  • dotFIT
    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
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    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
  • dotFIT
    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
  • 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
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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    We can’t think of a reason to take supplements for your liver unless: 1) a qualified physician recommends a supplement to treat a liver health condition, in which case you will have discussed with him/her or 2) you are significantly overweight leading to a non-alcohol induced fatty liver, which can...Read More