If having a baby is on your horizon, your healthcare provider has likely suggested that you start taking a prenatal multivitamin now. Because so much crucial development happens during a baby’s earliest weeks, it’s a good idea to start supporting the body with key essential nutrients as early as possible.
Since getting into the habit of taking a daily pill can sometimes be a bit challenging, this is a great time to begin practicing. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks, plus the inside scoop on Ritual’s Essential Prenatal – a next-generation multivitamin for moms-to-be that can be easy to stick with.
It’s all in the delivery
Have you ever been hit with a wave of unpleasantness after downing your multivitamins on an empty stomach? It’s probably not an experience you want to have twice. But those of us who tend to take our daily dose on the fly might have trouble remembering to break out our multivitamin bottle at mealtimes.
That’s why Ritual’s team of scientists formulated their multivitamin with delayed-release capsules, which are uniquely designed to dissolve later, after moving through the more sensitive area of the stomach. That means Ritual’s multivitamins can be taken at any time during the day or night, with or without food.*
A new habit that’s easy to swallow
If you dread taking your multivitamin every day because you can’t stomach the taste or smell, your new habit is going to require much more willpower — especially if you’re expected to swallow a handful of capsules at a time.
Since the easiest habits to stick with are the ones that make you feel good, it’s crucial to find a prenatal multivitamin that doesn’t feel like a chore. Ritual places a citrus-essenced tab in every multivitamin bottle to help keep things fresh, making your daily multivitamin more palatable. You’ll get key nutrients in just two daily capsules.*
Refills you don’t have to think about
Life is busy, and the last thing you need is another looming errand every time your multivitamin bottle grows empty. But you also don’t want to run out of supplies when you’re on a roll with your new habit.
With Ritual, your prenatal multivitamins are delivered directly to your door every month for free. You’ll get an email a few days before your next bottle is set to ship, and you can choose to rush, delay, or cancel your order at any time. You get the best of both worlds with Ritual’s user-friendly subscriptions: full flexibility and full support.
A few more helpful tips
Your daily multivitamin ritual may take a little trial and error to figure out. Stay patient with yourself as you train your new habit to stick. It’s often helpful to create a daily reminder, such as setting an alarm or placing a post-it-note on your mirror. You might also try pairing your daily multivitamin with an existing habit, like brewing coffee or brushing your teeth.
Consciously recognizing that you’re doing something beneficial for yourself can help stimulate your brain’s reward centers and make you more likely to continue the next day.
Ingredients you’ll feel great about taking
Ritual’s Essential Prenatal includes key nutrients to support nutrient needs during pregnancy, in clean and absorbable forms. Their obsessively researched ingredients come in a stomach-friendly, delayed-release capsule, all brought together with a citrus-essenced tab. Whether you’re thinking about trying or you’re already on your way, it may be the perfect time to begin a prenatal multivitamin routine.*
Tap below to discover how easy it can be to turn healthy intentions into a daily Ritual.
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* 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.