With a lot of multivitamins on the market, burping is a sign that your capsule has started to break open and release its contents—and it can be even more noticeable if your vitamin has started dissolving in the stomach, before it hits your digestive tract. If you’re wondering why this happens with omega-3 oils specifically, picture a bottle of salad dressing before you shake it up: The oil and water don't mix. So any oil released from your vitamin in the stomach will float to the top, triggering a burpback response.
But our multivitamins work a little differently. Because Ritual’s capsule is formulated to be acid-resistant, it's designed to move past the stomach and into the small intestine, where most nutrient absorption can happen.
That means that you’ll likely experience less burping than you would with other supplements—especially if you’re used to taking softgels, which may dissolve earlier.*
There are also some other factors that might make you more prone to burping, like low stomach acid or even the amount of water you drink when taking your vitamins. Either way, fishy burps aren’t exactly pleasant. The good news is that there are some easy workarounds to help.*