Essential for Women 50+

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

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No-Nausea Capsule Design
Vegan Certified
Gluten and Allergen Free
No Colorants or Synthetic Fillers

Healthy Aging From Within

Beauty isn’t skin deep, it’s cell deep. Build a stronger foundation for better health.*

Brain Health

Omega-3 DHA and Folate to support brain health.*

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 Essential Nutrients

Many multis have 20+ ingredients you already get enough of from food. Ours contains nutrients women need post-menopause—in absorbable forms your body can actually use.* Learn more


Methylated 4th generation Folate

Pisticci, Italy235 mcg (400 DFE)


Vegan DHA from microalgae

Saskatoon, Canada330 mg

Vitamin B12

Methylated B12

Bridgeport, Connecticut16 mcg

Vitamin D3

Vegan-certified D3 from lichen

Nottingham, UK50 mcg (2000 IU)

Vitamin K2

Pure, non-soy form of K2MK7

Oslo, Norway100 mcg


Food-form Boron

Momence, Illinois1 mg

Vitamin E

From mixed tocopherols

Buenos Aires, Argentina10 mg (15 IU)


Chelated form of Magnesium

Ogden, Utah60 mg

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

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegetarian 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)]10 mg (15 IU)67%
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-73)100 mcg83%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]4)400 mcg DFE (235 mcg)100%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)16 mcg667%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)60 mg14%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate5)1 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)6]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®, ⁵FruiteX-B®, ⁶Algarithm™
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc

We Want You to Ask Questions

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

Do I need Calcium or Iron in my multivitamin?

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+.*

Does Essential for Women 50+ treat menopause symptoms?

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.*

What kind of testing do you do?

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.

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

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.

Why is Essential for Women 50+ a great value?

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.

How long will it take to start seeing results?

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.*

If I'm over 50 but not post-menopausal, can I still take Essential for Women 50+?

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.*

How do I switch my current subscription over to Essential for Women 50+?

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.

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.

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  • 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. Robin Berzin, MD

    Doctor & CEO, Parsley Health (Functional Medicine)

  • Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

    Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

  • Dr. Michelle Davenport, PhD, RD

    Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

  • Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

    Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

  • Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

  • Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

    VP of R&D at Ritual (Biomedical Sciences)

  • Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

    Director of Scientific Affairs at Ritual (Nutritional Sciences)

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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!


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.

Katie M.

Age 45 - 54

1 month on Essential for Women 50+

Concerned about taste...


So I just ordered my first bottle and after reading all of the reviews it has me concerned about the fish oil taste. With all of the complaints, is the company changing the taste of them to mint like the first sample packet I tried?? If not, then you may loose a lot of customers!

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

Ritual Response


Essential for Women 50+ does have a food-grade plastic insert infused with peppermint (from Yakima, WA!) that should keep the vitamins smelling and tasting fresh! That said, if there are ever problems with your bottle, you can email us at and we'll help you out.

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Elizabeth C.

Age 45 - 54

1 month on Essential for Women 50+

Summary of Essential +50


Great! The only challenge is my own need to commit to taking it each night. The monthly delivery is terrific and I am really pleased with the vitamins. The customer support is so responsive and helpful whenever I have a question - really terrific and excellent customer service.

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

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Helen D.

Age 55+

2 months on Essential for Women 50+

Love !!!!!I


It's funny but I actually love taking these vitamins. Instead of feeling guilty when I would skip taking a multivitamin because of taste and nausea, now I feel like I'm doing something good for myself. These really do taste good. I ordered my daughter the pre-natal vitamins, and she actually takes them, and likes the taste!

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

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Cynthia I.

Age 55+

2 months on Essential for Women 50+

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!

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

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Sheila S.

Age 55+

2 months on Essential for Women 50+

Mom, grandma, nurse


Like that it comes to me on a schedule. I like the stickers so I remember to take them. I keep the sticker pad on the fridge. One dislike. The strong fish smell and taste . I guess it cannot be helped. The mint smelling insert in the bottle helps.

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

Ritual Response


Thanks for the feedback! If you haven't already, trying taking the vitamins before bed to see if that helps with the taste of the algal oil.

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