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Iodine and Pregnancy: Get to Know This Nutrient

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What is Iodine?

Iodine is a trace mineral found in seaweed, fish, cranberries, and some dairy products. Many people get their daily Iodine intake through iodized salt, which is table salt that has had Iodine added for nutritional benefit.

What Iodine Does

Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.*

When Is Iodine Needed?

Because pregnant people often try to eat less processed foods, their iodized salt intake decreases—that coupled with changing iodine needs during pregnancy means that taking a quality prenatal multivitamin with iodine might not be a bad idea.*

Ritual’s Form of Iodine

Essential Prenatal contains potassium iodide, a stable form of Iodine. We prefer this form to kelp-derived forms; although kelp is a food, it can potentially carry environmental contaminants that we don’t want in our prenatal multivitamin.*

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Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD, VP of Scientific Affairs at Ritual

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is a Registered Dietitian. She received her training from Penn State University and University of Connecticut where she researched dietary patterns, chemosensory perception and community nutrition. Her dietetic work is focused on promoting healthy eating habits by translating the science of nutrition into practical information for the public.

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Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD, VP of Scientific Affairs at Ritual

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is a Registered Dietitian. She received her training from Penn State University and University of Connecticut where she researched dietary patterns, chemosensory perception and community nutrition. Her dietetic work is focused on promoting healthy eating habits by translating the science of nutrition into practical information for the public.

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Victoria Hoff is an accomplished writer, journalist, and former wellness editor who has covered a wide variety of health, nutrition, and wellness topics during her tenure. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and after writing for Vogue, Elle, Byrdie, The/Thirty, and more, channeled her editorial skills into a marketing career.

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Victoria Hoff, Writer

Victoria Hoff is an accomplished writer, journalist, and former wellness editor who has covered a wide variety of health, nutrition, and wellness topics during her tenure. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and after writing for Vogue, Elle, Byrdie, The/Thirty, and more, channeled her editorial skills into a marketing career.

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