If you're trying to make 2019 a healthier year, you need to check out my favorite vitamin brand, Ritual!
A few years ago when I was feeling "off" and extremely anxious, I went to the doctor for blood work and found that (along with having an anxiety and panic disorder) I was deficient in a few key vitamins. I started taking a bunch of different vitamins and supplements, and it was extremely annoying trying to remember to take them all, figuring out the right time to take them so I wouldn’t get nauseous, and figuring out which nutrients I actually needed to take/how much I needed. I was always carrying around a baggy of vitamins to take with my food, and I wasn’t even sure if they were making me feel any better.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I finally caved and ordered Ritual's multivitamin for women. I had been reading tons of positive reviews about them on social media and their ads were everywhere, but their website is what sold me. They go in depth and are really transparent about where each of their nutrients come from, what they do for your body, and why women need them. Their vitamins are vegan and are formulated to work with the vitamins you already receive from your food, so you aren’t overloading your body with too much of anything, which was always a worry for me, particularly with iron.
I started taking the vitamins every morning (they send you a little sticker calendar with your first shipment to help remind you to take them) and I can honestly say I’ve noticed a difference. I found that I was waking up a bit more easily in the mornings (and I hate mornings) and even my PMS symptoms seemed to be more manageable. Another thing I love is that they use special vegan capsules that don’t dissolve until they’ve reached your small intestine, which means even when I take them first thing in the morning before I eat, I never feel nauseous, and the vitamins are released at the part of my body where they are best absorbed into my bloodstream. I take my two capsules in the morning when I wake up and I’m good for the day!
Oh! And the capsules are scented with peppermint essential oils, so they smell refreshing and amazing! So, if you’re feeling like you need a boost and are looking into vitamins, I cannot recommend Ritual enough. They offer a subscription service, so every month without doing anything I receive a fresh bottle of vitamins just as my current bottle is running on empty (for $30 per month). It has honestly been such an enjoyable experience and I really feel that it has made a difference for me.
If you give Ritual a try, let me know what you think in the comments. I hope it works for you too! Have a healthy new year! : )
PS- They've also just launched a prenatal, for all of my pregnant/thinking about getting pregnant readers!
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My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.