Decision fatigue is real, and when you are trying to conceive or pregnant you are faced with seemingly endless choices — from what supplements to take to what to name your baby. One decision that doesn’t have to be hard? Your choice of prenatal multivitamin! Meet Ritual Prenatals, our pick for one of the best prenatal vitamins currently available.
Rescripted members get 20% off their first month of Ritual with code RESCRIPTED20, but first, let’s discuss why we are obsessed with Ritual.
Why do I need prenatal vitamins?
Your body and your life change during pregnancy, as do your nutritional needs! Although prenatal vitamins can’t substitute a healthy, balanced diet, a prenatal multivitamin can help fill in gaps in the diet to support key nutrient needs before and during your pregnancy.*
Because many women don’t realize they are pregnant until several weeks into their pregnancy, many doctors recommend to start taking prenatal vitamins as soon as you start trying to conceive. “The first 28 days of pregnancy are important for a baby’s neural development, and that’s why taking high-quality prenatal multivitamin with key nutrients like methylated folate is critical,” says Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, Ph.D., RD, Vice President of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Ritual.
What is different about Ritual Prenatals?
1. Know where your vitamins come from
You deserve all of the information you need to make decisions about your health, and Ritual agrees. Ritual has a first-of-its-kind visible supply chain, meaning you can see where its key ingredients come from, from Saskatoon to Spain. With its Made Traceable promise, Ritual makes all of its sources and suppliers available, so you can do your own research on its ingredients and formula.
2. Third-party testing
Ritual conducts rigorous third-party testing for allergens, heavy metals, and microbes throughout its development process, working with world-class certification bodies to ensure they meet the strictest safety standards. All of their products are Clean Label Project certified, so you can trust what you put in your body when it matters most.*
3. A formula that fits in your life
Ritual is obsessed with the quality of its formula, and we say that’s a good thing. Ritual’s prenatal multivitamins are non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly, making them suitable for many dietary needs and preferences. They are formulated without major allergens, and their delayed-release, citrus or mint essenced capsules can be taken with or without food– perfect for busy moms-to-be.*
4. Good for you and the planet
Ritual is a certified B-corp, ensuring that they are meeting stringent standards for corporate accountability, environmental impact, and providing social good. That’s something we can all stand behind!
Why we recommend Ritual Prenatals:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends prenatal vitamins that include folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D, choline, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and vitamin C to ensure you are getting all of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to support a healthy pregnancy. Together, these nutrients support fetal neural tube and brain development, red blood cell formation, and bone health.
Rituals Prenatals are formulated with key nutrients to support the body. This includes methylated folate, which bypasses a common genetic variation that makes it difficult to utilize folic acid, and vegan Omega-3 DHA, sourced from algal oil instead of fish oil. We’re also fans of their delayed-release capsules, which can be taken with or without food.*
The bottom line
We love Ritual Prenatals for their high-quality formula, and commitment to quality, safety, and transparency, which is why we are thrilled to offer a discount exclusively for Rescripted readers. Use code RESCRIPTED20 to get 20% off your first month with Ritual. Valid through 12/31/2024.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Erin Pettis is a content strategist, freelance writer, and women’s health advocate. She lives in New York City and holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.