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%DV<sup>Ϯ</sup>
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)500 mcg RAE38%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)12 mg10%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol1) [from Lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg53%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [glucosamine salt])1000 mcg DFE167%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)10 mcg357%
Biotin150 mcg429%
Choline (as choline bitartrate)55 mg10%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate)8 mg30%
Iodine (as potassium iodide)200 mcg69%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate)3 mg23%
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Fatty Acids [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)]350 mg**
Boron (as calcium fructoborate)0.7 mg**
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)90 mcg**
<sup>Ϯ</sup>%DV for Pregnant/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.
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Vegan
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Gluten and Major Allergen Free
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Made Traceable®
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No Artificial Colorants
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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%DV<sup>Ϯ</sup>
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)500 mcg RAE38%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)12 mg10%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol1) [from Lichen (whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols) [from Brassica napus (seed)]10 mg53%
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [glucosamine salt])1000 mcg DFE167%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)10 mcg357%
Biotin150 mcg429%
Choline (as choline bitartrate)55 mg10%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate)8 mg30%
Iodine (as potassium iodide)200 mcg69%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate)3 mg23%
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Fatty Acids [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)]350 mg**
Boron (as calcium fructoborate)0.7 mg**
Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7)90 mcg**
<sup>Ϯ</sup>%DV for Pregnant/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.
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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.

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 preservatives. Our multivitamins are formulated with the latest scientific research, revolutionizing decades-old formulae 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 (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. 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. Dyan Hes, MD

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics

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Marya G.

Age 25 - 34

6 months on Essential Postnatal

Lemon flavor

01/06/2024

#1 reason I chose ritual are for the Clean ingredients #2 tasted better than other ones I’ve tried! Lemon flavor!

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

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Shauna H.

2 months on Essential Postnatal

No afrr taste

26/05/2024

Loving the vitamins !!

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

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Lareah J.

Age 25 - 34

4 months on Essential Postnatal

Smooth and easy

13/05/2024

What I loved most is the flexibility of this site and the fact I can actually take the pill. I’ve had such an extremely frustrating time holding down prenatals, but not with this brand. The fact I can change the flavor to make it more suitable for me sensitive pallet made all the difference.

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

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MicKayla J.

Age 25 - 34

4 months on Essential Postnatal

Love it!

28/04/2024

I honestly love this postnatal vitamin so much! I truly feel like I have more energy after consistently taking these vitamins. It is nice knowing where all the ingredients are sourced from. I’m exclusively breastfeeding and wanted to make sure I was taking a vitamin that is good for me and baby. Thanks Ritual for such a great product.

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

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Lauren C.

Age 25 - 34

1 month on Essential Postnatal

Postnatal

24/04/2024

I took Ritual prenatals my whole pregnancy and loved them so obviously I had to keep it going with the postnatals. I just love how convenient and easy they are to take. I searched all over for good quality pre/postnatal and I’m so happy I found these!

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

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