The Journal

Welcome to The Journal. Here, we answer all your Ritual questions: why Essential for Women was created, how it works, and related discussions on nutritional health. Consider this a crash course in everything Essential.

Ritual's inspiration is proof, we'll never stop obsessing over the science behind our product.

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Why You Need Vitamins

Do you even need to take vitamins? Let's dive into the research behind this simple, yet significant question.

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The Benefits of Taking Essential Nutrients

It's more than how you feel, it is important to keep your body healthy as it ages and changes.

The Ritual Method

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First, our in-house science team reviews thousands of human research studies.

We only include the nutrients you need— and all the information on why, how, and where we find them.

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Ritual's Ingredient Philosophy

The type, form, and dosage of each ingredient can have a crucial impact on your health.

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Ingredient Bios: Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to support human health because our bodies cannot synthesize them.

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Ingredient Bios: Boron

Boron has flown under the scientific community’s radar for many years.

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Ingredient Bios: Folate

Folate is a must-have involved in multiple life-sustaining processes including DNA synthesis.

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Ingredient Bios: Iron

Low iron levels are surprisingly common and can majorly mess with your energy and stamina.

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Ingredient Bios: Magnesium

Magnesium participates in just about anything and everything our body does.

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Ingredient Bios: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is so important that our stomachs have developed special receptors for it.

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Ingredient Bios: Vitamin K

Vitamin K supports everything from your blood, to your brain, to your bones.

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Ingredient Bios: Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a natural defender your body needs.

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Ingredient Bios: Vitamin D3

Despite the fact that we can make vitamin D ourselves, many of us are still low.

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Vitamins Are Better Together

Many nutrients work more efficiently when they work with each other.

Did you know?

Certain nutrients help your body absorb what you already get enough of from your diet.

Invest in your health

Ritual started from the ground up to make a truly revolutionary vitamin.

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The Making of Essential for Women

The Ritual team created a product development process that we’re proud to call our own. So how exactly did we build Essential for Women? Let’s break it down.

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Ritual's Reinvented Capsule

Capsules can affect nutrient absorption.

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Meet Our Minty Tab

This tab comes in every bottle to keep it minty fresh.

What we're talking about around HQ that you should know, and the answers to the questions you’ve been asking.

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Most Women Are Getting Enough Calcium From Their Diet

Studies show that you need more than just calcium to help your bone density.

The Truth About Personalized Vitamins

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Identifying issues like nutrient deficiencies or heavy metal burdens is very different from matching preferences like “more energy” or “better skin.”

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Why Plant-Based Nutrients Are Not Always Better than Synthetic

Synthetic nutrients can be just as effective as plant-based ones.

Nutrients and Your Hormonal Health

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The nutrients from our diet can be critical to the proper production and/or functions of some hormones.

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Can I Take Essential for Women If I Am Trans or Non-Conforming?

When it comes to biological nutrient needs, we’re not all that different.

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Can I Take Essential For Women If I Am Post-Menopausal?

Your nutrient needs change as you get older.

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