Alright everyone, so I’ve been using Ritual Prenatal Vitamins for a little over 30 days now and have just received my 2nd bottle. I definitely have some pros and cons to discuss.
So the Ritual Prenatal has 12 nutrients for before and during pregnancy. They have found different versions of nutrients (like folate instead of folic acid) that make it easier to absorb. One third of women can’t absorb certain nutrients, like folic acid, but they can with folate. I found that fascinating and I had no idea!
The Ritual Prenatal has folate, a vegan Omega-3 DHA (from micro algae instead of fish), B12, Choline, Iodine, Biotin, vegan Vitamin D, Iron, Boron, Vitamin E, K12, and Magnesium.
You might think… something is missing? They do not typically add Calcium or Vitamin C to their supplements (with the exception to kids and postnatal versions) because most people typically get their recommended amount in their diet. Ritual definitely follows a less is more approach.
Ritual Vitamins (Kids, Men, and Women) cost between $30-35 per month and they give you a discount if you buy 2 (say one for you and one for your spouse).
Pros & Cons
- You take 2 capsules per day instead of the typical 1, meaning they are smaller pills to swallow
- The overall packaging/marketing/“vibe” – the pills, packaging, and everything in between are beautiful. The pills have a lovely lemon scent.
- The ingredients – I’m happy I am taking something that I know my body will absorb and I’m given everything I need without the company just packing everything and anything in my pills
- They make me want to take them – despite their higher price point, the beauty of these vitamins make me wake up every day and want to take them. (I am someone who never remembers to take pills so this is a big pro for me, because out of the 30 day supply, I think I missed 1 day)
- The subscription – they automatically charge you $35 per month and ship your next bottle in time before you run out of your previous bottle. Peace of mind.
- The price – $35 per bottle is definitely a shock. Googling I found other prenatal vitamins to range between $14-25 depending. You’re definitely paying for not only the ingredients but the packaging and look of the vitamin.
Overall, the price is my only con. The price however, to me, is worth it. Like I previously stated, I never remember to take pills. My wife will tell you she has to remind me and watch me take them because I always forget. Maybe it’s not just the beauty of the pills but also the excitement of preparing to start a family. It’s also worth it because of the ingredients and the fact that I don’t have to remember to re-order them. The subscription feature is awesome.
Obviously for some people, the price isn’t worth it and that’s totally understandable. Not everyone can afford or sees the value in $35 a pop.
Here are some other prenatals that are more affordable.
- Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamin – $14.85
- Nordic Naturals Prenatal – $24.61
- (If you have a hard time swallowing pills) Smarty Pants Prenatal Gummy – $22