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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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