dotFIT

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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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  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Are there any risks in taking vitamin B7?

    Generally, no. Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, is a water-soluble vitamin and therefore healthy humans will excrete what they don’t use unless dosages chronically exceed an established Upper Limit (UL), which at this time has not been set for biotin. Animal studies using high doses of biotin, well above the...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Is there a regulating agency for vitamins, minerals and herbs?

    Yes, the Food and Drug Administration (Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulate vitamins, minerals and herbs. As of 2011 all supplement manufacturers must follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), which means testing is required for all raw materials...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    Why is calcium so important to older women?

    Proper calcium intake is important to everyone throughout life because calcium is critical to the health and longevity of our bones. Older women must pay particular attention to meeting daily calcium needs. Women, beginning at age 51 (and both men and women over age 71), need 1,200 mg of calcium a day. Females have a higher rate of...Read More
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  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Are supplements and diet pills safe for athletes?

    It depends on the athlete’s physiological state (health and potential contraindications) and what he/she decides to use, but in general health and fitness supplements are safe. Prescription or over-the-counter drug (OTC) diet pills are something that should be discussed with a doctor and many of these types of diet medications are...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    What should I know before taking folic acid?

    You should know if you are getting enough in your diet and/or other dietary supplements. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate used in supplements and fortified foods. It is more bioavailable than naturally occurring folate. Intakes of 400-1000mcg/day through food and supplements are considered...Read More
  • Scott Pullen - Gilbert, AZ - Fitness
    Scott Pullen of dotFIT answered:

    Can too much vitamin B cause hair loss?

    Not likely. In fact, generally the opposite is experienced. Many people with poor diets notice an improvement in hair growth and quality when increasing B vitamin content in their diets via food or supplementation. Read More
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  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    What is vitamin B7?

    Vitamin B7 is also known as biotin, which is necessary for energy production, cell growth, production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. It plays a primary role in all of our cells’ energy production by being an integral player in the citric acid cycle where biochemical energy...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:

    Which artificial sweetener is the best?

    There are a number of artificial sweeteners to choose from. It is difficult to determine which is the best, since they are all considered safe for the general population, when used at moderate levels. 

    Below are a number of the most popular artificial sweeteners as well as their brand names and...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Why do calorie burn displays on cardio machines seem so high?

    You are correct, most machines display more calories burned than actual because they basically use only heart rate combined with individual size. Heart rate gives a poor estimate of total calories burned. You need more information coming from the body to get an accurate reading, which is we use the...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:

    What diet should I follow after I have my gallbladder removed?

    After Gallbladder surgery, many foods that were commonly eaten before the surgery now cause pain and discomfort.  This is due to the body no longer being able to process certain foods well, at first, which can lead to a number of digestive issues while the body is trying to adapt. Avoid foods that are...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Does red wine make my heart healthy?

    It may help if you eat well and exercise regularly. It has long been thought that red wine confers protective effects against heart disease because of its antioxidant/polyphenol and alcohol content. Red wine is rich in antioxidants such as resveratrol and quercetin, which both have been associated with mai...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    How much protein do I need daily when training for a marathon?

    The simplest and safest answer is ~1 gram (g) of protein per pound of body weight for all athletes during intense training. Exercisers and athletes generally have a higher protein requirement than their sedentary counterparts. Additionally, proper timing of protein ingestion around the workout (30 minutes before and i...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    How does agave sugar compare to regular sugar?

    Agave or Agave Syrup, is a sweetener commercially produced in Mexico from several species of agave, including the Blue Agave (Agave tequilana) and Salmiana Agave (Agave salmiana). Agave nectar is 1.4 to 1.6 times sweeter than sugar and consists primarily of fructose and glucose (like sugar), but...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    What are the health benefits of drinking red wine?

    Red wine consumed in moderation has been associated with improved heart health and reduced risk of related diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The alcohol and red wine-specific substances, including antioxidants such as the flavonoid resveratrol, may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of &q...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    Are all vitamins created equally?

    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