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Ritual Vitamins Subscription Review – May 2017

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Ritual is a new vitamin subscription that focuses on the 9 most essential nutrients for women’s health. (They don’t include many of the nutrients in your typical multivitamin that most American women don’t need.)

Their founder is vegan, and the vitamin is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, GMO-free, and manufactured in the USA.

And for the capsule itself, they use beadlet-in-oil technology that allows them to keep nutrients in their original forms and closer to what’s found in food.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

As a lover of minimalist design and good packaging, I’m digging this box, too!

The Subscription Box: Ritual Vitamins

The Cost: $30

The Products: 60 vitamins a month (take 2 a day).

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add Ritual to your Subscription List or Wishlist!

I have an annoyingly sensitive stomach, so sometimes I go without vitamins instead of trying to find a new formula that won’t irritate me. (My last attempt had been with Honest Co. Vitamins, and while I love so many Honest Company products, their vitamins didn’t work for me.)

Since the Ritual vitamin is about specific ingredients and not trying to jam as much nutrition as they can in a vitamin, I thought this was worth the risk of trying!

Here is a little more on the 9 vitamins they include:

All ingredients are gluten and allergen free, vegan, non-GMO, and manufactured in the USA.

And Ritual’s vitamin is designed specifically to help prevent nausea issues you might have with other multivitamins:

We use a vegan, delayed-release capsule that not only bypasses the stomach to prevent nausea, but also ensures maximum absorption of the nutrients in Essential for Women. A lot of people also get nauseous from taking iron, but the form we use is ferrous bisglycinate, which has better tolerability, absorption, and efficacy than the other iron forms which may cause nausea.

After taking them for several weeks, I can confirm no nausea! Such a win!

How cool looking are these vitamins?

One word of caution, they have a fishy/sushi smell. I at first assumed that meant they were formulated with fish, but the fishy scent is actually from the algal oil in their formula, a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids DHA & EPA.

I’ve had no issues with the fishy taste/swallowing this vitamin, though.

Verdict: I’m impressed behind the science behind these vitamins! I also appreciate the simplicity in the design, packaging, and the ingredient list! I can’t believe I found vitamins that don’t irritate my stomach! I also like that the vitamin design means you don’t need to take these with food.

What do you think of Ritual?

 

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. Hmm interesting concept for a box!

  2. I also avoid vitamin/supplement formulas because they make me nauseous and bloated, what causes that? Like you mentioned Liz Cadman, for that reason I often wait years before trying a new brand (for fear of a repeat experience). The truth of the matter is good vitamin and mineral supplements are often quite expensive. The old adage, you get what you pay for often does apply when it comes to vitamins/minerals. That’s not to say that all expensive vitamins are good quality … you need to stick with companies that are transparent in how their formulas are created. I’d say that the one-a-day multi vitamin you pick up at CVS is probably garbage …

  3. Sorry to sound like a wet blanket, but these look gimmicky and the box looks boring 🙁 Just receiving a regular daily vitamin in your box yet paying $30? Seriously? Same thing every month?

    I was hoping that this was a supplement box where you got to explore different kinds of supplements and try different ones. If you found ones you like, they’d get your money every month, while meanwhile you use your sub to try new things or whatever you want for a certain value (ala Julep). Now THAT would be a good box idea where people wouldn’t get bored, or at least I wouldn’t. I spend a lot on supplements.

  4. I ordered these vitamins for two months but had to discontinue because as a newly graduated college student, I can’t afford the extra $30 per month. I’ve since switched back to my normal one-a-day drugstore vitamins. The company itself is amazing, however, and I love the simplicity of their packaging and how transparent they are with their sourcing and the reasoning behind which ingredients to include and exclude. I do agree that the vitamins have a fishy taste, which for me was a little difficult to deal with because I am not a fan of fish at all! I remember reading somewhere that they are actively trying to decrease the fishy-ness, as many customers have commented on it! Perhaps someday I will re-subscribe!

  5. Hi Liz, please keep us posted on taking this vitamins and what has changed since taking them. Thanks

  6. I just saw an ad for these vitamins on Facebook. Then I came here and saw that the company has a subscription box. Perfect timing! These vitamins look cool. The price is higher than I normally want to pay for vitamins though. Still, I’ll try these out for a month or two to see if they work well with me.

    • I hope you like them! I’ve been very impressed! 🙂

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