If you're anything like me, once things fall onto an "I'll get to it later" list, they tend to stay there a while. And multivitamins would have stayed on the top of that list if I hadn’t come across Ritual. Sure, I knew I should be taking better care of my health. My diet – or lack thereof – often has me feeling like I am not getting certain nutrients my body needs. But the thought of doing all the research into what I should be taking just seemed like too much hassle.
Thankfully, Ritual has done all that research for me. For about $1 a day, these scientifically-developed multivitamins will show up at your doorstep without you having to remember to restock.
Here’s why Ritual’s Essential for Men multivitamins have easily become part of my daily routine.
Everything you need and nothing you don’t
I prefer to keep things simple. Ritual's multivitamin for men is just two capsules a day taken once daily. You can’t get any simpler than that. Each capsule has 10 key ingredients, including boron, folate, zinc, magnesium, omega-3 DHA, and vitamins A, B12, D3, E, and K2.
Ritual prides themselves on providing a stripped-down multivitamin without common ingredients like calcium, vitamin C, and copper, which people typically can get enough of from the diet anyway. Rather Ritual’s multivitamin helps to fill common dietary gaps and provides you with a solid foundation for better health.
Transparency on ingredients and sourcing
A science-backed list of key nutrients is one thing but the quality of those nutrients is equally if not more important. I want to feel good about what I put into my body and Ritual has earned my trust by providing visibility into their supply chain. I was impressed with the pamphlet that comes with your multivitamins showing you detailed information about the ingredients and from where they are sourced. For instance, the omega-3 DHA is a vegan-certified form made from microalgae in Saskatoon, Canada, and the Vitamin A is a bioavailable form that comes from Sisseln, Switzerland.
Minty fresh capsules with smart design
High-quality nutrients don’t matter if we don’t end up taking the pills. But honestly, I’ve been more excited than I thought about taking my multivitamins every day because of the minty fresh tab in the bottle that immediately puts me in a good mood when I open the bottle. I keep the bottle next to my wallet and keys and never forget to take my daily allotment.
When I first received the Ritual multivitamins, I was immediately struck by the beadlet-in-oil pills. I personally had never seen pills like that. Then I learned that this was the delayed-release capsule design, which meant the pills don’t upset your stomach. Before this, I did not regularly take vitamins, but I do find the capsules easy to swallow and never made me feel queasy.
Value and convenience
There are many multivitamins out there that cost less for the same or more amount of doses. If you're looking for bang for your buck and you're not picky, I suggest grabbing something on your next grocery trip. But if you are looking for a thoughtfully crafted, "No B.S." multivitamin delivered to your door for about $1 a day, Ritual has my vote.
For what it’s worth, Ritual calculates that the ingredients in its multivitamins would cost $200 per month if purchased separately. Between the highest quality science-backed nutrients and the clean alternatives to traditional preservatives, you get more than what you pay for. Also, there’s no discounting the convenience of having the vitamins shipped regularly to your door and because Ritual ships your vitamins quickly after they’re produced, you’re getting them at peak efficacy.
So, What’s the Verdict?
While a little on the pricey side in terms of multivitamins, Ritual For Men is a solid product with a conscious heart. Its science-backed supplements and traceable ingredients make it ideal for skeptical pill-takers. And its packaging is recyclable. While not for everyone's budget, I suggest Ritual for anyone looking for "No B.S." in terms of ingredients, unnecessary packaging, and having to worry about restocking. I could see this subscription becoming part of my daily ... ritual.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.