I’ll admit it, I’m not a perfect vegan. When my vitamin B12 levels proved on the lower end of the spectrum on my annual blood test, I knew it was time for a change. Well, there’s a new vitamin in town and it’s good-looking science. More importantly, it’s a multivitamin you can trust. Ritual’s Essential For Women multivitamin is the personification of transparency. Ritual is vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free, allergen free, and made without any synthetic fillers or colorants. I don’t know how else to say this: it’s perfect.
Ritual is a premium vitamin that truly emulates their mantra of honesty. During her pregnancy, CEO and Founder of Ritual, Katerina Schneider, was on the hunt for the perfect prenatal vitamin. However, with the unnecessary additives and ingredients in so many commercial vitamins, Katerina was quick to find a lack of integrity in the existing vitamin space. Luckily, Katerina wasn’t disheartened by all the questionable ingredients in so many vitamin brands, but inspired to build her own. The Essential For Women multivitamin was created out of a search for the purest and most effective ingredients. Over 10,000 studies were conducted to research and craft a perfect formula to fill the missing void in women’s diets today.
Ritual’s formula is simple. The smart capsule contains nine essential ingredients:
- vitamin B12
- methylated folate
- vegan-certified D3
- vitamin K2
- vitamin E
- omega-3 fatty acids
- chelated iron
- proprietary form of magnesium
One of the most striking things about Ritual is how transparent their ingredients are: literally. The multivitamin is so safe it can be taken on an empty stomach. All of the components are in bioavailable forms so your body can absorb the nutrients more easily. The largely unregulated vitamin market can make you cringe from putting something synthetic in your body. Ritual, however, is not like the rest. Ritual only includes the vitamins you need, nothing more and nothing less. Rather then jam pack a pill chock full of ingredients, Ritual created a smart capsule with nutrients 90% of women are missing. These micronutrients work together rather than apart so that our bodies can actually absorb these precious ingredients. As a vegan, it’s hard for me to find purely plant sourced vitamins. Ritual also offers vegan oil sourced from algae and vitamin D3 from lichen.
Signing up for Ritual was as easy as 1, 2, 3. I created an account in a number of minutes and didn’t even have to pay for shipping. The flat $30 monthly fee and easy cancelation policy made me feel comfortable about making my purchase.
Service and Delivery
I was pretty excited to receive my package. I felt confident in the company’s mission, source, and manufacturer. I could see how each ingredient was sourced on the website. I like that Ritual isn’t focused on promising to make me beautiful, but the well-being of my bones, organs, and brain!
Product: A difference you can see
This vitamin is different. It’s completely transparent. Sure it’s aesthetic, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a symbol to rise against so many vitamins sourced synthetically with additives made in labs that I don’t feel good about putting in my body. Ritual is a vegan friendly,
Their commitment to quality, ethics, and standards are something you can feel. I know it’s just a vitamin, but what’s important is the understanding and hard-work behind this tiny pill. Now I know every day is different. If I sweat out my life on a run or workout, I’ll be sure to eat a banana and sip some water with himalayan pink salt. But Ritual helps keeps my baseline levels regular so I won’t have to worry about any long-term risks or disease due to any deficiencies.
Ritual’s monthly subscription service, makes it easy to stay healthy. For $30 a month, Ritual’s promise is definitely worth it and one less thing to worry about.While these supplements would normally cost $200, a 30-day supply of 60 capsules for $30 is a steal. Modifying your membership or canceling your subscription is super easy.
One of the things that keeps all eyes on Ritual is their evidence-based body of research. It continues to keep reviewing and growing their studies to keep you feeling good about your choices. Subscribe again? That’s a no brainer. It just feels good to know what I’m putting in my body every single day. Ritual is truly a worthy product in a market known for synthetic ingredients and pseudoscience, I’m happy to see an actual product that stays true to its name. It’s simple, easy, and only what you need – nothing else. I’m excited to see what Ritual comes up with next.