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Form Matters: Meet Ritual’s Delayed-Release Capsules

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When it comes to multivitamins, it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts—the package that delivers your nutrients is just as important as its contents.

While some multivitamins may dissolve earlier in the stomach, stomach acid can impact vitamins and minerals—and not for the better. You may end up losing out on some of your vitamins—which kind of defeats the purpose of taking one in the first place, right?

To get the most out of your multi, be sure to look for delayed-release (or “DR”) capsules designed to dissolve later in the small intestine, an ideal place to absorb nutrients. Since they are designed to dissolve later, delayed-release capsules help keep nutrients in their intended forms.

And, added benefit: Because they dissolve later, you don’t have to take them with food.*

Ritual’s Patented Beadlet In Oil Technology

Fun fact: Essential for Women 18+ is so unique that the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded us a patent (# US 11,083,738 B2). Here’s what sets our technology apart:

→ Beadlet in oil: Our beadlet in oil design combines oily and dry ingredients in one capsule. Translation? You can get key nutrients, like omega-3 DHA and vitamin D3, in two pills a day.*

→ Delayed release: As mentioned, delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve later in the small intestine, which is an ideal place to absorb nutrients.*

→ Essenced with mint: If you haven’t met our minty tab yet, you’re missing out. Infused with peppermint oil from Yakima, Washington, the mint tab in every bottle keeps things feeling fresh.*

Our Capsule Supplier

In our multivitamins, we use a vegan DRcaps® capsule from Lonza. Lonza has done a series of studies to test their DRcaps® capsules—from exposing them to simulated gastric fluid to having people swallow a DRcaps® capsule filled with (safe!) radio-opaque compounds, then x-raying them to confirm where and when the capsule began dissolving.*

The essential takeaway?

Quicker isn’t always better. When choosing a vitamin, delayed-release capsules may be the way to go.*

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