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
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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)250%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg67%
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
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.
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Delayed-Release Capsule Design
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Vegan
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Gluten and Major Allergen Free
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Made Traceable™
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Non-GMO Project Verified
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No Artificial Colorants
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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
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)250%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg67%
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
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.

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 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 what's 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. Calcium-helper nutrients Vitamin D, Magnesium and Boron help maintain bone health. While a combination of Omega-3 DHA from microalgae and methylated B12 help support brain health.*
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 (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

Research and Technical Fellow

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.

Robyn G.

Age 55+

6 months on Essential for Women 50+

Great product!

6/4/2022

It's easy to take. It's only 2 pills a day. With another brand I had to take about 9 pills a day.

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Shannon W.

Age 45 - 54

9 months on Essential for Women 50+

My essential woman's 50+

1/27/2022

I love my vitamins

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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4
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Suzie R.

Age 55+

7 months on Essential for Women 50+

Essential for women 50+

11/18/2021

These vitamins are great a little after taste is fishy but they are good

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Katie R.

8 months on Essential for Women 50+

easy and works well

11/8/2021

great

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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Valentina P.

Age 55+

1 year on Essential for Women 50+

Ritual 55+

11/2/2021

Love the fact that these vitamins don’t contain a bunch of ingredients that I can’t pronounce. Easy to swallow and easy on the stomach.

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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