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Ritual Essentials Basics
All of the multivitamins that Ritual offers are formulated to fill nutrient gaps in the diet. They specifically leave out certain vitamins like Vitamin C and Calcium and instead focus on “helper-nutrients” that aren't easily met with diet alone.
Each delayed-release capsule is filled with only the essential nutrients for your age, and smells and tastes minty fresh! The mint scent is much stronger than I expected, but it is much preferable to most multi-vitamin smells.
On top of that, they are vegan, gluten-free and major-allergen-free with no artificial colors or fillers.
Ritual Vitamin Options
Women's Essentials for ages 18+ – Contains Iron, Methylated Folate, Omega-3 DHA, Methylated B-12, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin K-2, Boron, Vitamin E and Magnesium.
Womens Essentials for ages 50+ – the multivitamin for women in post-menopause. The main difference is that it does not contain iron, so if you are not post-menopause yet then you would want the 18+ vitamin above.
Essentials for Teens (Hers) – the multivitamin for girls ages 13-17. Includes Vitamin A, and does not contain Boron.
Womens Essentials Prenatal – the multivitamin for women while pregnant or planning for pregnancy. This one is flavored with lemon instead of mint, and contains different levels of the vitamins in the 18+ women vitamin (with the exception of Vitamin K) while adding Iodine, Biotin, and Choline.
Womens Essentials Postnatal* NEW – this is their newest multivitamin, designed for women up to 6 months postpartum. This differs from the prenatal vitamin by adding Vitamin A, C, and Zinc and it always has different levels of Iron, Iodine, E and B12.
Ritual For Kids 4+* NEW sugar-free gummy formulated with picky eaters in mind. 12 traceable ingredients including 50 mg Omega-3 DHA and a good source of fiber per serving
Men's Essentials for ages 18+ – Contains Vitamin A, Methylated Folate, Omega-3 DHA, Methylated B-12, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin K-2, Boron, Vitamin E Magnesium and Zinc.
Mens Essentials for ages 50+ – contains different levels of the Mens Essentials.
Essentials for Teens (His) – the multivitamin for boys ages 13-17 , with different levels of the above nutrients (without Boron).
How to Order
Ritual is based on a subscription model, which you can pause, change or cancel at any time from the website. I actually find this helpful as then you don't have to worry about running out, and your next months supply shows up at your door on time.
They also have a 30-day guarantee if you decide it's not right for you.
Once you find the right multivitamin for you or your family, simply place the items in your cart and you'll be taken to checkout.
The base price is $30-35 a bottle and you can save 10% with code TRIALANDEATER on your first 3 months – remember to enter this before paying.
Free shipping is included with your subscription and you can modify delivery dates and items once you order and create a profile.
Review Summary for Ritual Vitamins
I started with the Women's Essential 18+ and the vitamins are very easy to take, even on an empty stomach. The minty smell is very strong so if you do take it with food, just be mindful that you'll get a whiff of mint along with whatever you're eating!
Prenatal formulations have biotin, so I decided to switch my subscription to the prenatal vitamins next. That eliminates one more supplement I need to take, as I've started to take that for hair health. Also the lemon flavor is preferable to me over the mint!
I kind of wish that one of the women multi options contained a small amount of zinc, as this is something I also supplement. But I can understand that Ritual is only providing the “essentials!”
I love that Ritual has just the essentials and has invested in clinical research. You know we love transparent ingredients here at Trial and Eater and vegan, clean ingredients make Ritual a win. These are my new multivitamins and I'll be taking these consistently.