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).
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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.
UPDATE: Since this review was first written, Ritual updated the formula and there is no more fishy smell. Just minty!
Verdict: I'm impressed with the science behind these vitamins! I also appreciate the simplicity in the design, packaging, and 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.