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 D (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 bisglycinate5)8 mg44%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg7%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)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% with no change for placebo

Increased Omega-3 DHA by 41% with no change for placebo

About the Clinical Trial

In partnership with Auburn University, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial measured the effects of Essential for Women in 94 adult women. Subjects took Essential for Women or a placebo, daily, for 12 weeks. The study focused on measuring the levels of several key nutrients, including Vitamin D and Omega-3 DHA.

Essential Protein is Informed Sport Certified

The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

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The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

Each lot of Essential Protein is rigorously screened for over 250 banned substances in sport—including stimulants, narcotics, and diuretics. Our lot numbers are posted on informed-sport.com. Check it out— we are committed to empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

University-Led Clinical Trial
Vegan
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Made Traceable™
USP Verified
No Artificial Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
Woman with Rituals' Women Multivitamin 18+
Woman with Rituals' Women Multivitamin 18+

Bring Your Foundational Health Into Focus

You're more than hair, skin, and nails. Build a stronger foundation for better 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

Essential for Women is Made Traceable™ with a visible supply chain so you know what you’re putting in your body. Because not all ingredients are created equal. View Supplement Facts

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 D (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 bisglycinate5)8 mg44%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg7%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)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.

The Smarter Capsule

1

Delayed-Release Capsule Design

Delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve in the small intestine, an ideal place to absorb nutrients.*
2

Essenced With Mint

The mint tab in every bottle keeps things fresh, so taking your vitamins daily is a more enjoyable experience.
3

All Together, Fewer Pills

Our innovative design combines oily and dry ingredients in one capsule. Get nutrients you need in just 2 daily pills.*

We Want You to Ask Questions

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

We go above and beyond, and when we say transparency, we mean it. 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.*†

Additionally, 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.

†Based on the top 5 US women’s multivitamin brands by 2019 & trailing 12 month retail sales (through April '20).
More than 97% of women age 19-50 are not getting enough Vitamin D from their diet. That’s why we include 50 mcg of vegan-certified Vitamin D3 in Essential for Women 18+ to help support normal immune function. Better yet, Essential for Women 18+ was shown to increase vitamin D levels 43% over 12 weeks, as compared to no change in a placebo group in a university-led clinical study.*
The benefits you feel—happier mood, maintained energy—are just bonuses when it comes to improving your long-term health. While many people feel a difference within 1-2 weeks, some don’t notice any difference and that’s okay. It’s what’s happening inside that counts. The water-soluble nutrients (Fe, Mg, folate, B12, boron) start working right away to support your heart, nerves, and more. Fat-soluble nutrients take longer, except for D3, which helps your brain the next day if you have low levels. All in all, it takes 3-4 months for your body to reach a new equilibrium. By the time Essential For Women reaches neurons—the cells in your brain that signal mood—it’s already helping your heart cells, bone cells, and more.*
For decades, mainstream vitamins have been formulated with two primary goals: low cost and long shelf life. Made with low quality ingredients, the resulting products are not only less effective, but are often filled with harmful materials to help them "keep". At Ritual, we put quality and efficacy above all. We use obsessively researched nutrients, in forms identical to those found in healthy foods. We use clean alternatives to traditional fillers and preservatives. And we ship our product fresh--it never sits on a shelf. Our ingredients aren’t cheap. Purchased separately, they would cost $200/month. The omega-3s alone would set you back $25. But our scale, our capsule technology, and our direct-to-consumer model allow us to deliver everything your body needs in a single bottle for $30/month, or $1/day.
It’s your Ritual: we’ll send you an email 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. You’re in control.
We have gone to great lengths to select ingredients that help to support our bodies. We also select materials that are better for the planet, too. For packaging that meant finding new use for old matter. For example, mailers are made from recovered newsprint and plant fibers, and bottles made from 100% recycled content. Sharing these choices with you is at the core of our mission; It’s why we created the first visible supply-chain of its kind. This is just the beginning of a more traceable future—and we’re committed to keeping you in the loop with every step forward.

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 at Ritual (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

Biomedical Sciences

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

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

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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.

Mychal P.

Age 25 - 34

11 months on Essential for Women 18+

LOVE!

5/15/2021

I love these vitamins, and Ritual's customer service is the best!

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Jen

Age 18 - 24

2 months on Essential for Women 18+

Kindness & Compassion in Every Bottle

5/5/2021

I am blown away not only by the careful consideration of each ingredient in Ritual vitamins, but also of the amazing, out-of-this-world customer service this company provides. I am a bit of a health nut so the quality of the ingredients matters a lot…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Brittany E.

Age 18 - 24

11 months on Essential for Women 18+

Excited to take my vitamins & Ritual obsessed

4/12/2021

I absolutely love the women's multivitamin and the Ritual company as a whole. I really trust their attention to detail about their ingredients and the research they do. I will 100% be taking their prenatal when I get to that point in my life. Th…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

Ritual Response

1/1/1970

So glad you're loving your Ritual! We don't have plans for glass bottles, as our bottles are made from upcycled consumer resin and good about giving a second life to plastic materials that could otherwise end up in a landfill. Additionally, as far as refills go, we tested refillable pouches and the results showed that there wasn't a sufficient way forward for us that maintained the integrity of the product.

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Emily C.

Age 25 - 34

1 month on Essential for Women 18+

Great vitamin!

3/26/2021

I love Ritual vitamins! I took the prenatal for two years and loved it so much. I just started taking the women’s 18+ multivitamin, and I really like it too. Just a suggestion, I loved the lemon scent/flavor of the prenatal. Not a huge fan of the min…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

Ritual Response

1/1/1970

So glad you're loving your Ritual! We'll be sure to forward your interest in a different scent option.

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Megan M.

Age 25 - 34

9 months on Essential for Women 18+

Easy!

3/24/2021

This vitamin has made taking vitamins feel hassle free! I truly did not like going to a CVS so this has helped me stay healthy easily!

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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