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We invested in a university-led clinical trial to quantify the impact of Essential for Women.

GOLD STANDARD

University-Led

Placebo-Controlled

Double-Blind

12 Weeks

94 Women
Ages 21-40

University-Led:

The trial was independently led by researchers at Auburn University.

Placebo-Controlled:

Participants were randomly assigned to take either two pills of Essential for Women or scent- and visually-matched pills with no active ingredients.

Double-Blind:

To prevent bias in the results, neither the participants nor the researchers knew who was receiving Essential for Women or a placebo.

12 Weeks:

After a literature review and discussion with experts, a duration of 12 weeks was selected to measure the product’s impact on healthy adult women.

94 Women, Ages 21-40:

A power analysis, which informs a suitable sample size to detect statistical significance, was performed to determine the number of participants. The age group was selected to match that of the women taking the product.

WHAT WE FOUND

In a clinical study, Essential for Women was shown to increase Vitamin D and Omega-3 DHA levels in 12 weeks.*

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43%

Vitamin D

Compared to no change for placebo

41%

Omega-3 DHA

Compared to no change for placebo

Creating evidence-based products has always been in Ritual’s DNA. But our Essential for Women clinical trial took it a step further by measuring the effects of two commonly under-consumed key nutrients.

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

Vegan-certified Vitamin D3

Essential for Women increased Vitamin D levels 43%

  1. Placebo
  2. Essential for Women

† Sufficient cutoff levels selected based on Vitamin D council guideline of 40-80 ng/mL.

Vegan-certified Vitamin D3 helps support

  1. Immune Function*
  2. Muscle Function*
  3. Bone Health*

Omega-3 DHA from microalgae

Essential for Women increased Omega-3 DHA levels 41%

  1. Placebo
  2. Essential for Women

95% of women aged 19-­50 are not getting their recommended daily intake of key Omega-3s.

Our Omega-3 DHA abstract was awarded at the 2019 American College of Nutrition conference. Read the abstract

Omega-3 DHA from microalgae helps support

  1. Brain Health*
  2. Eye Health*
  3. Heart Health*

Essential for Women

The clinical-backed multivitamin

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Our Science Team

Here at Ritual, every ingredient, form, and formulation is obsessively researched by our in-house team of scientists and researchers.

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

(Physiology)

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS - VP, Research & Development

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

VP, Research & Development

(Biomedical Sciences)

Kevin Ewell, MPH - VP, Product Innovation

Kevin Ewell, MPH

VP, Product Innovation

(Epidemiology)

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD - Senior Director, Scientific Affairs

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

Senior Director, Scientific Affairs

(Nutritional Sciences)

Arianne Vance, MPH - Research Scientist

Arianne Vance, MPH

Research Scientist

(Epidemiology)

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