Alright, ladies. It’s time to do a deep-dive into supplements! Why? Because they may be needed, and I want to get down to the details for ya. The most important thing is that you know why you should be taking them, as opposed to just taking them because you heard you were supposed to.
A month or two ago I shared on my instagram about my favorite women’s multi-vitamin company, Ritual, that I’ve been using for about a year and a half now. A lot of you had questions and wanted to know more about supplements, so I thought this would be the perfect way to delve deeper into the subject by partnering up with them again.
Let’s cut to the deets, shall we?
Why You Should Probably Be Taking a Supplement
When it comes to working with clients through my integrative health practice, the most important thing for me to do is get their diet and their supplements right. The reason for this is because I need to help them fill gaps of nutrients that may be missing (shortfalls) and remove what they probably have TOO much of.
“But can’t I just get my nutrients, vitamins and minerals from my food?”. Great question! The truth is this: even if you’re eating a healthy diet, it can still be difficult to get all the nutrients you need from diet alone, which is why you probably need to take supplements.
Your body and brain won’t do what you want it to if you don’t give it the raw materials that it needs. You can’t run a car without fuel, and same goes for your body. Fuel for your body are the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs. And this is where Ritual comes into the picture.
Why Ritual multivitamins? What’s different about them?
For starters, their Women’s multivitamins are specifically designed for women because men and women have different needs. Ritual’s first product, Essential for Women, is a multivitamin that gives women nutrients they’re most likely not getting enough of in their daily diets. One major bonus that I love is the fact that you can take them without food.
I take two first thing in the morning before my day gets started and before I might forget them. I leave them by my sink to take right after brushing my teeth. It’s the most simple way to take vitamins that I’ve found. They also have a no-nausea delayed-release capsule design with a minty flavor so they’re easy to take without food and gentle on the stomach. Among other things, they’re designed to dissolve later in the small intestines which is an ideal place for your body to process nutrients. Another big bonus? They have a subscription model where the multivitamins are sent straight to your door every month. No more running out of your daily vitamin needs.
Their multivitamin also includes essential nutrients that are vegan certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free. The nutrients help fill gaps in your diet in order to support a healthy foundation for your body. These key nutrients help support the brain with Omega 3’s, your blood and heart health with iron, and your bones with Vitamin K.*
Speaking of Omega 3’s, 95% of women are not getting their recommended daily intake of key Omega 3s, which is way too many people! The fact that Ritual includes vegan Omega 3s inside of their multivitamin and you don’t have to deal with a fish aftertaste is just another huge bonus in my book!
What’s in the Ritual Multivitamin formula?
Let’s touch on what’s not in the formula first, since that’s just as important. Ritual multivitamins don’t contain any synthetic fillers or colorants, and the ingredients are evidence-based (this is major!). What you learn as an Integrative Health Practitioner is that so many other companies use fillers and/or cheap ingredients/alternatives that don’t help your body.
This is a BIG deal, especially if you’re truly trying to help fill gaps in your diet. Ritual’s formulation includes:
- Boron: helps supports bone health*
- Folate: supports brain health*
- Iron: Assists blood-building*
- Magnesium: Supports bone health*
- Omega-3 DHA: Helps support brain health*
- Vitamin B12: Helps with energy-yielding metabolism*
- Vitamin D3: Supports bone health*
- Vitamin E: Helps fight free radicals
- Vitamin K2 MK7: Helps support bone and heart health
How Do I Sign Up?!
If you girls want to give it a try, they have a 100% happiness guarantee so if you’re not fully happy they will refund your first month. You can click here to try them out!