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Biotin: Beneath the Surface

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Learn about the difference between plant-based and synthesized nutrients.
Learn about the difference between plant-based and synthesized nutrients.

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What is Biotin?

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a vitamin that’s essential to many critical bodily functions including protein synthesis and macronutrient metabolism. It can be found in a range of foods including beef, eggs, avocado, and yeast.*

You Need Biotin While Pregnant

Biotin is an important nutrient during pregnancy. Biotin helps support energy-yielding metabolism and macronutrient metabolism.*

There is scientific evidence that biotin intake of at least 2−3 times the recommended adequate intake may be needed to meet the requirement for pregnancy. To help meet biotin needs during pregnancy, taking a quality prenatal may be a good idea.*

Ritual’s Form of Biotin

The Biotin inside Essential Prenatal is a synthesized form. Before it is added to our capsules, the Biotin is blended with a bulking agent called microcrystalline cellulose, a type of plant fiber, to help control dosing. It is a wet blend instead of a dry blend, which creates a more uniform and consistent end product.*

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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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