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How Boron Lends Support

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Learn about boron and why this essential nutrient is so underrated.
Learn about boron and why this essential nutrient is so underrated.

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Why Boron Is Important

Boron is quietly supporting your bones without begging for praise or attention. Because of its understated benefits, Boron has flown under the scientific community’s radar for many years. Despite the fact that the Institute of Medicine hasn’t set a daily value for boron, research has shown that Boron works alongside other bone-supporting nutrients like Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium to support your bone health.*

How to Get It

Boron is an essential structural component of plant cell walls, so it can be readily found in a range of plant-based foods. Seeds, nuts, and veggies contain higher concentrations of boron than fruits and grains, so it’s important for us to consume a range of plants for sufficient intake of boron.

Working Along With Vitamin D

Boron works alongside Vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D supports calcium absorption and bone maintenance.; As Vitamin D’s co-worker, boron helps support your body’s bone health.*.

Ritual’s Boron

An adequate level of Boron intake has not been determined, but studies have suggested that 0.9 mg/day may help to support bone health in women. Ritual multivitamins contain 1 mg/serving of FruiteX-B, a boro-carbohydrate complex that mirrors what’s found in plants. It contains a combo of Calcium, Boron, and fructose. FruiteX-B is designed to replicate what’s found in nature. Human studies using FruiteX-B showed that it’s well-absorbed and works as a calcium-helper nutrient to help support your bones.*

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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 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 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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