Essential for Women 18+

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

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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.

University-Led Clinical Trial
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Delayed-Release Capsule Design
Vegan Friendly
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
No Artificial Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
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Woman with Rituals' Women Multivitamin 18+

Our Mission: Your Healthiest Future

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

Month 3

Filling the Gaps

Resolves nutrient shortfalls, which helps maintain energy, immunity, and skin.*

Month 6

Blood and Organ Health

Supports red blood cells and vital internal organs like your heart.*

Month 12

Bone Integrity

Helps your body use the calcium you get from food to keep your bones strong.*


Healthy Aging

Helps your body maintain tissue structure, fight free radicals, and age well from within.*

9 Nutrients. No B.S.

Our ingredient choices—the forms, what we include, and what we don't—are all made based on what you really need. View Supplement Facts


Methylated 4th generation Folate

Pisticci, Italy


Vegan DHA from microalgae

Saskatoon, Canada

Vitamin B12

Methylated B12

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Vitamin D3

Vegan-certified D3 from lichen

Nottingham, UK


Gentle, ferrous bisglycinate chelate

Ogden, Utah

Vitamin K2

Pure, non-soy form of K2MK7

Oslo, Norway
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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%
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-73)90 mcg75%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]4)1020 mcg DFE255%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg333%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate5)8 mg44%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg7%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)1 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)7]330 mg*
* 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,3K2VITAL®,4Quatrefolic®,5Ferrochel®,6FruiteX-B®,7Algarithm™
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.

Meet the Multi That Works Smarter

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No-nausea Capsule Design

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

Essenced With Mint

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

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 vitamin experts and scientists has answers.

Can Essential for Women help support normal immune function?

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.*

How long will it take for me to start seeing results?

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.*

Why is Essential for Women a great value?

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.

What kind of testing do you do?

When we say “total transparency,” we mean it. Each batch of our vitamins 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 use a third party lab to test each batch, twice, for heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants, ensuring they are below levels deemed safe by the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices.

How does my subscription work? How can I update my preferences every month?

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.

What is your packaging made from?

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.

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With millions of bottles delivered, discover what Ritual users have to say.

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. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer at Ritual (Prev. Harvard Faculty)

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Professor, Cornell University (Nutritional Sciences)

Prof. Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc

Head of Department of Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

VP of R&D at Ritual (Biomedical Sciences)

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at Ritual (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Doctor & CEO, Parsley Health (Functional Medicine)

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer at Ritual (Prev. Harvard Faculty)

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Professor, Cornell University (Nutritional Sciences)

Prof. Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc

Head of Department of Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen

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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 …


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.

Nicole L.

Age 25 - 34

5 months on Essential for Women 18+

Convenient and worth it!


I love the convenience and cost effective approach of Ritual. I sometimes forget to take my vitamins and end up with too many but it's super easy to snooze the subscription for as long as you need. The capsules contain all the vitamins I would n…
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Katherine S.

Age 25 - 34

1 year, 3 months on Essential for Women 18+

Only multivitamin I've stuck with


Like many people frustrated with unhealthy gummies and giant sized pills, I wanted a multivitamin I could finally take with ease. When I saw how expertly sourced Ritual was, I was excited to try it and I'm so happy I finally enjoy taking a multi. I highly recommend it to every woman I can.

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

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Avoree F.

Age 25 - 34

2 months on Essential for Women 18+



I have tried to take vitamins dozens of times throughout my life, but every time they make me nauseous, no matter if I eat before or not - I had all but given up. I saw an ad for Ritual and did some research, I was immediately drawn in when I read it…
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Heather L.

Age 25 - 34

8 months on Essential for Women 18+

Ritual vitamins are everything they promises to be!


I have been taking Ritual vitamins for about a year. I had been spending $50 monthly on all the vitamins that Ritual gave me in one pill. It’s obvious, y’all! Buy Ritual, thank us later! They make it so easy to buy for others too. I signed my wife up…
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