Essential for Women
Multivitamin 50+

The reimagined multivitamin for women post-menopause with nutrients to support healthy aging from within.*

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Essential Duo Women 50+

Double the Daily Support*

Essential for Women Multivitamin 50+ provides Omega 3-DHA, plus an excellent source of Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12, while Essential Protein Daily Shake 50+ offers an excellent source of Calcium and protein.

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Daily Multivitamin

  • 8 key nutrients for women 50+ to support healthy aging from within*
  • Clean formula, third party tested, and mint-essenced
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Plant-Based Protein

  • 20g protein, plus Calcium HMB for for healthy, active aging*
  • USA-grown peas and a delicious handcrafted vanilla flavor
Monthly Subscription BenefitsFree Shipping, Always30-Day Money Back GuaranteeEasy Cancellation, Anytime

Monthly Subscription BenefitsFree Shipping, Always30-Day Money Back GuaranteeEasy Cancellation, Anytime

Delayed-Release Capsule Design
Vegan
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Made Traceable™
Non-GMO Project Verified
No Artificial Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
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Smiling woman with 50+ multivitamin in between her teeth

Help Support Healthy Aging

Beauty isn’t skin deep, it’s cell deep. Help support foundational health with key nutrients.*

Normal Immune Function

Vegan-certified Vitamin D3 from lichen helps support normal immune function.*

Heart Health

Omega-3 DHA from microalgae supports heart health.*

Bone Support

Calcium-helper nutrients D3, K2, Magnesium, and Boron help maintain bone health.*

Muscle Function

Chelated Magnesium and Vitamin D3 contribute to normal muscle function.*

8 Traceable Ingredients

Essential for Women 50+ 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.

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

Read Why Less Is More

The Smart Capsule

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Delayed-Release Capsule Design

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

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

Our innovative design combines oily and dry ingredients in one capsule. Get nutrients you need in just 2 daily pills.*
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We Want You to Ask Questions

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

More than 97% of women aged 50 and up 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 50+ to help support normal immune function.*
In the scientific community, there is debate on the ideal and safe amount of Calcium with risks being linked to over-supplementation. We suggest checking with your physician to determine your own needs. Rather than including Calcium in Essential for Women 50+, we included “helper nutrients,” like Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, Magnesium, and Boron, to support bone health and complement the Calcium you’re already getting from your diet. As for Iron, the Recommended Daily Allowance is 8 mg daily. Almost all women over 50 reach this daily value through diet alone, so you won’t find it in Essential for Women 50+.*
No. Essential for Women 50+ is not intended to treat menopausal symptoms. However, it is designed to help support the nutrient requirements of women post-menopause.*
We go above and beyond, and when we say “transparency,” we mean it. 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 use a third party lab to test for heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants, ensuring they are below levels deemed safe by the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices.
No more trips to the store. Ritual is conveniently delivered to you every month. 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.
For decades, many mainstream multivitamins have been formulated for low cost and long shelf life. At Ritual, we put quality and efficacy above all. We use obsessively-researched nutrients and clean alternatives to traditional fillers and preservatives. And we ship our product quickly after it’s produced. Our ingredients come at a premium—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 nutrients your body needs in a single bottle for $35/month, or about $1/day.
Supporting your bone, heart, and brain health are 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. The water-soluble nutrients (like Magnesium, Folate, B12, and Boron) get to work to help support your cells, blood, and more, while fat-soluble nutrients (like Omega-3 DHA, Vitamins D3, K2, and E) may take longer. All in all, it can take 3-4 months for your body to reach a new nutrient equilibrium.*
Essential for Women 50+ doesn’t contain Iron, so if you’re not post-menopause, Essential for Women 18+ should have your needs covered. That said, we’d suggest checking in with your physician first.*
You can change the vitamins that you're subscribed to at any time! First, log into your Ritual account. Then, click the "Shop" tab in the top right corner to select Essential for Women 50+. Next, click the "Start Now" button. Finally, follow the steps to finish switching your subscription.
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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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. 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. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

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. Dyan Hes, MD

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics

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Making Us Blush

Changed my supplement routine!

I’m on my 2nd month of ritual vitamins and love them! It has pared down all the supplements I used to take and I feel great!

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Keeping It Real

Too Early to Tell

I am unsure if this product is better than my previous vitamins. I will use them for a few more months before making any changes.

Alexandra A.

Age 55+

1 year 8 months on Essential for Women 50+

I Love Ritual 50+

10/12/2021

I Always Recommend To my Dear Friends

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

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Patty M.

Age 55+

1 year 4 months on Essential for Women 50+

Faithful customers

9/14/2021

I’ve been using their 50 + vitamins for almost 2 years and I’m very happy with healthy and clean philosophy. I’m looking forwards to adding the plant based protein powder. I’m sure I’ll be as happy with their quality. Btw…great customer service.

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

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Sherrian M.

Age 55+

8 months on Essential for Women 50+

Best

7/28/2021

These are the first vitamins I have been able to take!

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

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Jenn

Age 45 - 54

6 months on Essential for Women 50+

Easy and effective!

5/26/2021

Love it . Does not effect my stomach - can take with or without food . Absolutely no yucky powdery taste . The ease of being able to control the delivery dates is great and I enjoy the little pamphlet that comes with the new delivery. The ingredients…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Claudia W.

Age 45 - 54

9 months on Essential for Women 50+

It makes me consistent

5/15/2021

I have been taking these for about a year or so. I take a lot of stuff, but this is what is the most consistent. I don't worry about having to eat with them. I can take it on an empty stomach and no side effects (maybe a slight fish taste but not bad at all). I recommend them.

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

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