Essential for Women

Prenatal Multivitamin

The next-generation prenatal with 12 key nutrients for before and during pregnancy.*

OB/GYN Recommended Formula† †Based on the Ritual formulation reviewed by 150 OB/GYNs.

Good Value(s)

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DVϮ
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from Lichen(whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%Ϯ
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus(seed)]7 mg37%Ϯ
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE167%Ϯ
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg286%Ϯ
Biotin150 mcg429%Ϯ
Choline (as choline bitartrate4)55 mg10%Ϯ
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate5)18 mg67%Ϯ
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 mcg52%Ϯ
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%Ϯ
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)0.7 mg**
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [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
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Pregnant stomach with vitamins held against it

For Thinking, Trying, and When it's Time

Help prep the body for pregnancy by supporting adequate levels of key nutrients.*

Neural Tube Support*

Folate and Choline to support neural tube development.*

Brain Health*

Omega-3 DHA, Choline and Folate for supporting foetal brain development.*

Blood-Building*

Iron, Folate, & Vitamin B12 contribute to red blood cell formation.*

Bone Support*

Calcium-helper nutrients D3, K2, Magnesium, and Boron help maintain bone health.*

12 Traceable Ingredients

Essential Prenatal is Made Traceable® with a visible supply chain so you know what you’re putting in your body. Because not all ingredients are created equal.

We opted for methylated folate as 5-MTHF — the active form of folic acid to support folate adequacy.*

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DVϮ
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from Lichen(whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%Ϯ
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus(seed)]7 mg37%Ϯ
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]3)1000 mcg DFE167%Ϯ
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg286%Ϯ
Biotin150 mcg429%Ϯ
Choline (as choline bitartrate4)55 mg10%Ϯ
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate5)18 mg67%Ϯ
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 mcg52%Ϯ
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)32 mg8%Ϯ
Boron (as calcium fructoborate6)0.7 mg**
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [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

Essential Prenatal Pill
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Delayed-Release Capsule Design

Delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve later in the small intestine, an ideal place to absorb nutrients.*
2

Essenced With Lemon or Mint

The tab in every bottle keeps things fresh, so taking your vitamins daily is a more enjoyable experience.
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.*
Essential Prenatal Pill

We Want You to Ask Questions

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

Essential Prenatal was designed with 12 key nutrients for women who are thinking about, trying, or who are currently pregnant. If you’re not trying or are currently pregnant, Essential for Women 18+ is the way to go!
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 Prenatal has been independently certified for quality and purity. It is Non-GMO Project Verified.
The bottle for Essential Prenatal 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 key nutrient needs before and during pregnancy 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. Blood-building nutrients Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B12 contribute to red blood cell formation, while Vitamin D supports normal immune function.*

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

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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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kathryn f.

Age 35 - 44

3 months on Essential Prenatal

best prenatal vitamin :)

14/03/2024

love this vitamin! provides everything I need both prenatal and postpartum as a breastfeeding mom. love the mint flavor, no fishy aftertaste found with other prenatals. amazing customer service!

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

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