What No One Ever Told Us About Motherhood

Giving birth is one of the most surreal — if not the most surreal — experiences we’ll go through in our lives. Yet new motherhood is difficult in its own, different way. Although it seems like the “hard” part is out of the way, that doesn’t mean the weirdness, discomfort, and yes, pain, disappear once you…

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Medicine Cabinet Series: Lena Franklin

The Medicine Cabinet Series was created to give you a unique look at the everyday lives and wellness routines of a diverse group of women from around the country. Dive in for a candid approach to wellness unlike any other. Meet Lena Franklin, a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and international spiritual teacher. Originally from northern Virginia, Lena currently lives…

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You see nutrition labels everywhere — from the wrappers of snack bars to supplements like Binto. You already know what the number of calories, as well as grams of fat, carbs, and protein mean. But what about those daily value percentages next to certain nutrients? Or recommended dietary allowances? We break down which numbers you…

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What Makes Binto the Best Vitamins for Women

You might have heard that you should obtain nutrients by eating “real” foods, rather than taking vitamins or supplements. While that may be true for certain nutrients, not all of your nutrition needs can be met simply by eating fruits and veggies. That’s where Binto comes in. Our licensed health professionals have created the best…

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Vitamin D Blog

Ever justified spending an hour in the sun as a necessary way to “get some vitamin D”? (Been there, done that!) Turns out, that’s not a myth; sunshine is a great source of this nutrient. When exposed to sunlight, your skin actually does make vitamin D — well, at least one type. “Vitamin D” actually…

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We’ve all been there: standing in the drugstore aisle, staring at rows upon rows of vitamins and supplements. Which ones do I really need? Will a multivitamin take care of everything? Where should I even begin?!  That’s where personalized vitamins come in. Recently, companies like Binto have begun to sell personalized vitamins for a range of…

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More and more women are opting off the pill. One survey found that 70% of women who’ve taken birth control reported they’ve stopped taking it, or have thought about going off it in the past three years. (There are both pros and cons to the pill, which we go deeper into here.) If you’re one of…

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Folate vs. Folic Acid

Many people (even health professionals!) tend to use “folate” and “folic acid” as interchangeable terms. However, they’re two different types of nutrients altogether. And consuming too much of the fortified kind could have unintended and potentially harmful side effects. Folate and folic acid are two different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring…

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Postpartum changes

Bringing a baby into the world is no small feat. While it’s easy to find endless information about getting pregnant and childbirth, what to expect after having your baby tends to be less discussed. Here at Binto, we believe the postpartum experience is just as important as — if not even more important than —…

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