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

Essential Protein is Informed Sport Certified

The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

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The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

Each lot of Essential Protein is rigorously screened for over 250 banned substances in sport—including stimulants, narcotics, and diuretics. Our lot numbers are posted on informed-sport.com. Check it out— we are committed to empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

Delayed-Release Capsule Design
Vegan
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Made Traceable™
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.

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

Read Why Less Is More

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 nutrition experts and scientists has answers.

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

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. 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

Biomedical Sciences

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