Essential Postnatal

The postnatal formulated for the new nutrient demands on a mother for 6 months postpartum, and throughout lactation.*

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DVϮ
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)500 mcg RAE38%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)25 mg21%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg53%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE167%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)10 mcg357%
Biotin300 mcg857%
Choline (as choline bitartrate4)55 mg10%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate5)8 mg30%
Iodine (as potassium iodide)200 mcg69%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate)3 mg23%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)0.7 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Fatty Acid [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)7]350 mg*
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-78)90 mcg*
Ϯ Percent Daily Values for Pregnant and Lactating Women
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Other ingredients: Stomach acid-resistant outer vegan capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum), inner vegan capsule (hypromellose), silica, cellulose, l-leucine.
1Vitashine™ lichen,2Tocomix®70R,3Quatrefolic®,4VitaCholine®,5Ferrochel®,6FruiteX-B®,7Algarithm™,8K2VITAL®
VitaCholine® is a registered trademark of Balchem Corporation
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
Vegan Friendly
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Non-GMO
No Artificial Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
Woman holding Ritual's Essential Postnatal bottle with yellow background
Woman holding Ritual's Essential Postnatal bottle with yellow background

When Your New Nutrient Needs Arrive

Key nutrients for moms postpartum, with added support for lactation*

Ongoing Support

Normal Immune Function

Vitamins A, C, D3, and Zinc help support normal immune function.*

Brain Health

Nature-identical Choline, Omega-3 DHA from microalgae, and methylated Vitamin B12 help support brain health.*

Lactation Support

350mg of Omega-3 DHA per serving

Helps support fatty acid content of breast milk in lactating women.*

Higher nutrient requirements during lactation

Formulated with USP-grade Iodine, and nature-identical Biotin and Choline to support women’s increased nutrient requirements during lactation.*

15 Traceable Ingredients

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

Vitamin A

Vitamin A as beta-carotene

Be'er Sheva, Israel

Vitamin D

Vegan-certified D3 from lichen

Nottingham, UK

Vitamin C

Vitamin C as ascorbic acid

Dalry, Scotland

Vitamin E

From mixed tocopherols

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Folate

Methylated Folate

Pisticci, Italy

Vitamin B12

Methylated B12

Bridgeport, Connecticut
See All 15

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

Read Why Less Is More
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DVϮ
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)500 mcg RAE38%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)25 mg21%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol1) [from lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg53%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE167%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)10 mcg357%
Biotin300 mcg857%
Choline (as choline bitartrate4)55 mg10%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate5)8 mg30%
Iodine (as potassium iodide)200 mcg69%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate)3 mg23%
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)0.7 mg*
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Fatty Acid [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)7]350 mg*
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-78)90 mcg*
Ϯ Percent Daily Values for Pregnant and Lactating Women
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Other ingredients: Stomach acid-resistant outer vegan capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum), inner vegan capsule (hypromellose), silica, cellulose, l-leucine.
1Vitashine™ lichen,2Tocomix®70R,3Quatrefolic®,4VitaCholine®,5Ferrochel®,6FruiteX-B®,7Algarithm™,8K2VITAL®
VitaCholine® is a registered trademark of Balchem Corporation
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.

The Smart Capsule

Close-up image of EPOST capsule with mint leaf
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Delayed-Release Capsule Design

Our delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve later, in less sensitive areas of the stomach, so you can take them with or without food.*
2

Essenced With Mint

Easy to take—a mint tab in every bottle helps keep things fresh.
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.*
Close-up image of EPOST capsule with mint leaf

We Want You to Ask Questions

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

Who should take Essential Postnatal and for how long?

The postpartum period is commonly defined as the time from birth up to 6 months post-birth. We recommend Essential Postnatal to women for 6 months after giving birth or for as long as they plan to breastfeed or pump.*

Can Essential Postnatal be taken by mothers not lactating?

Yes. We recommend Essential Postnatal to all women postpartum for 6 months, regardless of whether they are lactating or not.

What’s the difference between Essential Postnatal and Essential Prenatal?

Essential Postnatal is formulated with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Zinc, which aren’t in Essential Prenatal. It’s also aligned with the lower Recommended Daily Allowance for Iron in lactating women with 8mg, as well as their higher Recommended Daily Allowance of 200 mcg of Iodine per serving. Lastly, Essential Postnatal is formulated with 10 mg of Vitamin E and 10 mcg of Vitamin B12 per serving.*

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, helping to ensure our products are compliant within current guidelines and regulations.

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

No confusing vitamin aisles or forgetting refills. 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 Postnatal a great value?

Ritual products are Made Traceable™ through the first visible supply chain of its kind. By knowing where our ingredients come from, we are able to select clean alternatives to some traditional fillers and preservatives. Our multivitamins are formulated with the latest scientific research, revolutionizing decades-old formulas and out-dated capsule technology. We have control of many steps of the process so that we are able to ship products quickly after production, directly to you.

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

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

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

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)