Essential for Women

Postnatal Multivitamin

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)12 mg10%
Vitamin D3 (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%
Biotin150 mcg429%
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
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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
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

100% of ingredients Made Traceable® showcasing each supplier and final place of manufacturing for all active and other ingredients, because not all ingredients are created equal.

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

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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)12 mg10%
Vitamin D3 (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%
Biotin150 mcg429%
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

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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.*
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Essenced With Mint

Easy to take—a mint tab in every bottle helps keep things fresh.
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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 supplement experts and scientists has answers.

Essential Postnatal is formulated for the new nutrient demands on a mother for 6 months postpartum and throughout lactation.* 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.*
Our products are purchased as a subscription. After your initial purchase, orders are automatically sent every 30 days to keep you on track. That said, it’s your Ritual: We’ll send you a notification 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.
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 complete third-party testing to help ensure our products are compliant with regulations and guidelines for heavy metals, microbes, and major allergens and to help assure the quality and safety of our products. Essential Postnatal has been independently certified for quality and purity. It is Non-GMO Project Verified.
The bottle for Essential Postnatal is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and is made of #1 PET plastic, which is highly recyclable curbside. The caps on our multivitamin bottles are #5 and are made of polypropylene.

Additionally, your first month is shipped in a recyclable box, and recurring orders are shipped in mailers made from 100% recycled content (the paper used to make our mailers is 100% garbage-repurposed newsprint and plant fibers). Any collateral included is also made of 100% recycled materials.
Supporting new nutrient demands on a mother for 6 months postpartum and throughout lactation is what’s important. While many people feel a difference, some don’t, and that’s okay. It’s what’s happening inside that counts. Calcium-helper nutrients D3, K2, Magnesium, and Boron help support bone health, while Iron, Folate, and vitamin B12 contribute to red blood cell formation. Vitamins A, C & D help contribute to normal immune function, and Biotin, Iodine, and zinc support metabolic demand.*

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

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. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

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. 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. Blanche Ip, PhD

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics

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4.6 out of 5.0 stars

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obsessed

Laurie B.

Age 35 - 44

1 year on Essential Postnatal

My opinion

9/22/2023

I like the product and appreciate the wholesome ingredients. Only downside is I see you can now get at target for same price. I feel like if you are a loyal customer on auto renewal you should get a discount or incentive to stay.

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

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obsessed

Cherlyn M.

Age 35 - 44

1 year 9 months on Essential Postnatal

Great prenatal

8/2/2023

Easy to take - no bad after taste

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

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Ellie L.

Age 25 - 34

1 month on Essential Postnatal

Love- great breast milk

3/25/2021

So great! I keep getting told over and over again by developmental specialists, our pediatrician, NICU nurses and doctors, etc. that I have great quality milk, which is helping my preemie son gain weight and develop well. I truly believe the high qua…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take this product.

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healthyish

Brigid P.

Age 25 - 34

3 months on Essential Postnatal

I’m covered

1/20/2021

I don’t have to worry about being deficient in anything important for my baby and I.

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

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Kaitlyn J.

Age 25 - 34

2 months on Essential Postnatal

BEST

1/6/2021

I started with Ritual’s prenatal because it was the only one I could swallow and keep down. I was so excited when they released the postnatal and I can tell that it has more of what I need as a nursing mom. It’s helped with my milk supply and given me more energy. I’m hooked now!

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

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