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April 25, 2023

Does Your Prenatal Multivitamin Include These 12 Key Nutrients?*

Shop Ritual's Prenatal Multivitamin
In partnership with Ritual.
April 25, 2023

Does Your Prenatal Multivitamin Include These 12 Key Nutrients?*

Shop Ritual's Prenatal Multivitamin

Becoming a parent is hard work. Trying for a baby, carrying a baby, preparing for a baby – mamas really are superwomen! Thankfully Ritual launched its Essential For Women Prenatal Multivitamin to be our trusty sidekick to support pregnancy health and pre-pregnancy nutrient needs.* 

Ritual was built on transparency, and in a crowded, tricky-to-navigate prenatal market, its prenatal multivitamin provides just that: 12 clean and high quality key nutrients intentionally chosen to support moms-to-be on their journey to motherhood. Because while it is possible to get all the nutrients you need for pregnancy from your diet, it can be difficult to meet our needs through diet alone. In other words, it really does take a village – and Ritual has become an integral part of mine.* 

I love that the brand has researched what moms-to-be need and included those specific nutrients (and none of the junk) – in just two minty fresh delayed release capsules, designed for optimal absorption. Below, read more about what’s inside. Are these nutrients in your prenatal?*


Folate is crucial for supporting neural tube development in a growing baby, and helps form red blood cells. Many prenatals include folic acid, which requires the help of enzymes to convert to 5-MTHF. Unfortunately, up to 1/3 of women have genetic variations that make it difficult to efficiently carry out this extra step. That’s why Ritual’s prenatal includes methylated folate, a ready-to-use 5-MTHF.*

Omega-3 DHA

Ritual recommends focusing on DHA as it is an important component of the human brain that supports brain, heart and eye health. Keep an eye out for if you’re a vegetarian, as it’s commonly found in salmon, shellfish and tuna. To fit a variety of lifestyles, Ritual uses sustainably-sourced Omega-3 DHA from microalgae.*

Vitamin B12

B12 helps support red blood cell formation and energy-yielding metabolism. It’s mostly found in meats, so vegans and vegetarians can have a more difficult time meeting their needs.*


The American Academy of Pediatrics considers choline a key nutrient that supports fetal neurodevelopment. It also works alongside omega-3 fatty acid and folate to support fetal brain development.*


Did you know your iodine needs almost double during pregnancy? Iodized salt is one of the best sources of iodine, but it’s commonly found in processed foods. If you’ve chosen to cut back on those (which, for the record, is recommended), Ritual recommends supplementing our iodine intake with a prenatal multivitamin.*


Biotin helps contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. While most non-pregnant people get enough biotin through diet alone, our biotin needs increase when expecting.*

Vitamin D3

One of the best sources of vitamin D is sunlight – but many of us are lacking in this nutrient as we’ve focused on wearing SPF and working indoors. For this reason, Ritual recommends including it in a prenatal multivitamin.*


Because iron supports red blood cell formation, it can be beneficial to include in a prenatal multivitamin.*


Boron partners with nutrients like vitamin D3, magnesium, and calcium to help support bone health.* A true team player!

Vitamin E

Antioxidants like vitamin E help fight free radicals. That’s why Ritual not only recommends including it in a prenatal multivitamin, but a regular multivitamin as well.*

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 helps support heart health, which is why Ritual recommends it both for a regular multivitamin and a prenatal multivitamin.*


Magnesium supports calcium and contributes to normal protein synthesis. Many of us don't meet our daily intake through food alone. Ritual recommends using a chelated form of magnesium, whether you’re expecting or simply taking a regular multivitamin.*

The best part? Ritual’s ingredients are Made Traceable®, so you know what you’re putting into your body.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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