Essential for Women

Multivitamin 18+

The clinical-backed multivitamin for women 18-49 formulated to help fill nutrient gaps in their diet.*

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)250%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]6.7 mg45%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE250%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg333%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate4)8 mg44%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg7%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate5)0.7 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)6]330 mg*
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-77)90 mcg*
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Other ingredients: Beadlets (cellulose, NON-GMO corn zein), stomach acid-resistant vegan capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum), silica.
1Vitashine™ lichen,2Tocomix®70R,3Quatrefolic®,4Ferrochel®,5FruiteX-B®,6Algarithm™,7K2VITAL®
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.

In a clinical trial over 12 weeks, Essential for Women:

Increased Vitamin D levels by 43% significantly greater than placebo

Increased Omega-3 DHA by 41% significantly greater than placebo

About our Clinical Trial

In partnership with Auburn University, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial measured the effects of Essential for Women in 94 adult women.

Peer Reviewed & Published

After passing a rigorous review, our gold standard clinical study was published in Frontiers In Nutrition — a leading, internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal. 

Why It Matters

We are incredibly proud of the evidence-based products we formulate, and we believe clinical studies are the best way to directly measure their impact.

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Published Clinical Study
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Vegan
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Gluten and Major Allergen Free
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Made Traceable®
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USP Verified
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No Artificial Colorants
Woman holding a bottle of Ritual's Women Multivitamin 18+
Woman holding a bottle of Ritual's Women Multivitamin 18+

Bring Your Foundational Health Into Focus

You're more than what's on the outside. Help support foundational health.*

Brain Health

Combination of Omega-3 DHA from microalgae and methylated B12 to support brain health.*

Bone Health

Calcium-helper nutrients Vitamin D, Magnesium and Boron to help maintain bone health.*

Blood-Building

Gentle, chelated Iron and methylated Folate to promote red blood cell formation.*

Antioxidant Support

Vitamin E, from mixed tocopherols, provides antioxidant support to fight free radicals.*

9 Traceable Ingredients

100% of ingredients Made Traceable® showcasing each supplier and final place of manufacturing for all active and other ingredients, because not all ingredients are created equal.

Notice something missing? We left out Calcium and Vitamin C for a reason.

Read Why Less Is More
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)250%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]6.7 mg45%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE250%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg333%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate4)8 mg44%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg7%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate5)0.7 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)6]330 mg*
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-77)90 mcg*
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Other ingredients: Beadlets (cellulose, NON-GMO corn zein), stomach acid-resistant vegan capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum), silica.
1Vitashine™ lichen,2Tocomix®70R,3Quatrefolic®,4Ferrochel®,5FruiteX-B®,6Algarithm™,7K2VITAL®
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.

Our Patented Nutrient Delivery Technology

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DESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL ABSORPTION

Delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve in the small intestine, an optimal place to absorb nutrients.*
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BEADLET IN OIL

Our patented beadlet in oil technology combines oily and dry ingredients in one capsule. Get key nutrients in 2 pills daily.*
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Essenced With Mint

The mint tab in every bottle keeps things fresh, so taking your vitamins daily can be a more enjoyable experience.
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We Want You to Ask Questions

Seriously. Our team of supplement experts and scientists has answers.

Essential for Women 18+ is a clinical-backed multivitamin for women 18-49 formulated to help fill nutrient gaps in their diet.*
Our products are purchased as a subscription. After your initial purchase, orders are automatically sent every 30 days to keep you on track. That said, it’s your Ritual: We’ll send you a notification each month a few days before we charge you and ship your next bottle. You’re free to rush or delay an order or cancel your subscription at any time, right from your account page.
Each batch of our multivitamins is tested for identity, purity, strength, and composition so we can be sure that what’s on the label is what’s in the capsules. We also complete third-party testing to help ensure our products are compliant with regulations and guidelines for heavy metals, microbes, and major allergens and to help assure the quality and safety of our products.

Additionally, Essential for Women 18+ is USP Verified, Non-GMO Project Verified, and in a clinical trial, Essential for Women was shown to increase Vitamin D and Omega-3 DHA levels in 12 weeks.* Learn more about our university-led clinical trial here. Having this trifecta of independent testing was important to us, and it sets us apart: None of the five best-selling women’s multivitamins are USP Verified, Non-GMO Project Verified, and disclose their clinical study information on their site.*
The bottle for Essential for Women 18+ is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and is made of #1 PET plastic, which is highly recyclable curbside. The caps on our multivitamin bottles are #5 and are made of polypropylene.

Additionally, your first month is shipped in a recyclable box, and recurring orders are shipped in mailers made from 100% recycled content (the paper used to make our mailers is 100% garbage-repurposed newsprint and plant fibers). Any collateral included is also made of 100% recycled materials.
Supporting your bone, heart, and brain health are what's important for the long term. While many people feel a difference, some don’t, and that’s okay. It’s what’s happening inside that counts. Calcium-helper nutrients Vitamin D, Magnesium and Boron help maintain bone health. While a combination of Omega-3 DHA from microalgae and methylated B12 help support brain health.*

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

Skeptics Speak

With millions of Rituals delivered, discover why customers trust us with their daily health.

Meet Our In-House Scientists and Expert Council

We work with a lot of exceptional and thoughtful people—like the scientists, nutritionists, and medical doctors on our Scientific Advisory Board, who help guide our product innovation and clinical research.

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer (Prev. Harvard Faculty)

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Professor, Cornell University (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

Research and Technical Fellow

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

VP of Scientific Affairs at Ritual (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Doctor & CEO, Parsley Health (Functional Medicine)

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics

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Making Us Blush

Great vitamin!

I really enjoy taking Ritual vitamins. I love all the supplements included in one capsule and that I can take it with or without food. It made a big difference for me not having to buy so many different supplements to get what I needed and taking my …

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Keeping It Real

Still new

I am 2 months in. I haven’t seen any noticeable changes but I would expect that to take alittle longer. Regardless I like that there are simple ingredients that matter.

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Suzy G.

Age 18 - 24

2 months on Essential for Women 18+

Love this vitamin SOOO much

2023-09-20

I have loved this multi-vitamin so so much, it is an essential part of my daily routine. I did a lot of research before selecting a multivitamin. As a graduate student on her way to becoming a registered dietitian, I am aware of many of the things to…
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Christine G.

Age 35 - 44

1 month on Essential for Women 18+

Impressed

2023-09-19

I am impressed by these capsules. Within a few days, I noticed a change in my energy levels and ability to focus. I'm telling the world about Ritual. Besides, it's traceable, easy to swallow, super cute and I love the minty taste.

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Olivia C.

Age 18 - 24

4 months on Essential for Women 18+

Essential women’s 18+

2023-09-12

My nails, hair and skin are so much better! I have so much more energy and it doesn’t hurt my stomach!!

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Lesley

Age 25 - 34

2 years 8 months on Essential for Women 18+

My favorites

2023-09-12

I’ve used Ritual vitamins for years now, and I’ve been so happy with them. I really appreciate how much they care about using good ingredients. If I stop taking them for a little while, I notice a difference.

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Bree L.

Age 25 - 34

1 month on Essential for Women 18+

My new morning ritual!

2023-09-09

My dad insisted we take a multi-vitamin every day growing up. I wanted to fill in my nutritional gaps, but every vitamin I took always made me so sick to my stomach. Unless I took a multi-vitamin with a huge meal, it was impossible for me to hold it …
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