“Should I be feeling the effects of my multivitamin?”
“How can I tell if my multivitamin is working?”
“Why don’t I see or feel a difference yet?”
Whether you’re a long-time vitamin devotee or you recently started the habit (either way, a quality multi can go a long way toward supporting nutrient needs), chances are at some point along your journey, you’ve had the same questions—and you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced, results-oriented world, the notion that you need to see—or feel—the effects of a supplement in order for it to be doing its job right is certainly tempting.
Here’s the thing, though: Judging a multivitamin using purely physical indicators isn’t always the best approach. There’s way more to consider when assessing how well a multivitamin performs in the body—namely, the formulation. By equating solely physical sensations—or lack thereof—with efficacy, you may be missing the forest for the trees. It’s more about building healthy habits, and realizing that well-chosen rituals—whether it’s taking your vitamins, getting in some movement, whipping up a nutritionally balanced smoothie, prepping a homemade snack, or simply embracing a meditation practice—can have a cumulative impact over time.
All this is to say: When it comes to your multivitamin, performance matters—and that means you should look to formulation as a more reliable metric over feeling. Here are five ways our science-first, efficacy-driven approach applies to our hero product, Essential for Women 18+.
✔Auburn University Led Clinical Study
If you’re familiar with us, you know we lead with the science. Assembling an in-house team of scientists with decades of experience between them—and establishing a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of renowned medical doctors, nutritionists, and scientists—is just one aspect of developing products that deliver on their promises. Another important element? Clinical testing. In a clinical trial led by Auburn University, Essential for Women 18+ was shown to increase vitamin D, omega-3 DHA, and folate levels in 12 weeks.* (Read about our clinical study design here.)