What are the best supplements for the whole family? Is what you’re getting in those medicinal bottles worth the cost? Does your family even NEED a supplement to what they’re eating? All the answers to these questions (and more) are coming in HOT with new-to-us brand MaryRuth Organics. Read along as we break down the scoop on liquid vitamins.
This post is sponsored by MaryRuth Organics, a family friendly wellness brand on a mission to help people live healthier lives with high-quality, vegan, non-GMO and certified organic supplements. As always, The New Knew only works with brands who we trust are making the world a better place.
By: Lisa Fennessy
The struggle around vitamins and supplements is real, and for all the reasons. First, we have to identify a vitamin that has good ingredients; then we pray to god we are actually getting what we think we are getting (because it’s no secret the vitamin industry is rife with mis-marketing). Then after spending a small fortune to bring vitamins into our homes, we know we can choke them back no matter the taste—but we hold the breath of a thousand men and pray to St. Jude while we watch our kids try said new vitamins and wait for the verdict.
Nine times out of 10 it’s a *whiney voice* “I don’t like it” and we are back to square one. You know it, I know it and I’m here to tell you: I’ve got the solution.
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Meet MaryRuth Organics
Maybe you don’t know this, but everyone in the south has (AND USES) two names. Mary Mac is Mary Mac and Anna Kate is Anna Kate, not “Mary” and not “Kate.” If you deign to use just one of their names, you are rude and offensive (so no one does it).
This is so hard to get used to because being from Boston, most people have a first, middle and last name, but as a sign of friendship and belonging, we shorten everyone’s name or use nicknames or give them a different name altogether. So Brian becomes “B,” Joanna becomes “Jo,” James becomes “Jake” and Michelle is super tall so we call her “Tree.”
So all of this to say, let me introduce you to (not Mary and not Mare but) MaryRuth.
MaryRuth Organics was founded in 2014 by MaryRuth Ghiyam, a Certified Health Educator, Nutrition Consultant, Culinary Chef and mom of 4 children under 5 (including twins!). She was inspired to help people live healthier lives after both her father and brother passed away from heart conditions. (You can get to know MaryRuth more via @maryruthorganics on Instagram.)
Why MaryRuth Organics?
So glad you asked. To be honest, the thing I get sent the most as a blogger is vitamins and supplements. Like I said, the margins are high, the standards are low and it’s easy to make a profit—so much so that the market size, measured by revenue, of the Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing industry was $39.4 billion in 2022.
So when I see a vitamin company that’s innovating, striving for greatness and changing the market, well you know…I’m all in. Here’s what stands out to me with MaryRuth Organics.
MaryRuth’s is 3rd Party Tested
Not all vitamin companies are third-party tested. It’s not a requirement to get on shelves, so many brands choose not to invest in this. But third-party testing is so important because instead of just the brand claiming claims, an unbiased party is confirming claims. There is a big difference there.
In MaryRuth’s case, several of their products have been Clean Label Project certified. This means they have been independently tested for over 200 industrial environmental contaminants and toxins like heavy metals, arsenic, lead, mercury, pesticides (including glyphosate—the active ingredient in RoundUp) and plastics (BPA, BPS and phthalates).
MaryRuth’s is USDA Certified Organic
Not all of MaryRuth’s products are certified organic, but a lot of them are. Most likely that is because it takes time and money to get a product certified organic, and with over 130 SKUS, this will take TIME for MaryRuth. The other factor is some products might not be eligible for the USDA organic certification.
This is because dietary supplements may only be marketed with organic labeling if they: 1) contain agricultural products such as herbs or vitamins and minerals derived from organically produced plants or animals; and 2) comply with the NOP regulation for their respective category.
Yeah, you read that right: there are actually “categories” or levels of organic that a supplement can be considered at. Here they are:
- “100 Percent Organic” = products containing 100% organic ingredients (i.e., only organic ingredients)
- “Organic” = products containing at least 95% organic ingredients
- “Made with Organic” = containing at least 70% organically produced ingredients
- Products with less than 70% organic contents = specific organic ingredient listings are permitted
Many of MaryRuth’s products sit at the top of that list with products that are USDA certified 100% organic. They are also non-GMO; are vegan/dairy free; have no synthetic or artificial colors; are nut free, gluten free, soy free and sugar free; and all tinctures are alcohol free.
MaryRuth’s offers liquid vitamins and supplements
I can’t even tell you how huge this is. So many of the kid’s multivitamin options are gummies and for the longest time, my 11-year-old has been begging for a pill he can swallow. He just hates that gummy texture. I haven’t been able to find a swallowable kid’s multi pill, but praise be, I found this liquid option.
And this isn’t just a good option for kids; this is also a good option for anyone who has trouble swallowing pills or hates the texture of gummies or has digestive issues. Talk about win-win-win, hey?
MaryRuth’s uses liposomal technology
I know I just got sciency, but stay with me for one more min! MaryRuth explains, “Liposomes are tiny spherical structures that have a protective outer layer and an inner cavity to hold and transport substances such as vitamins, drugs or other nutrients to the body. These tiny structures encapsulate these substances and can lead to enhanced absorption.”
Liposomal technology is also used in skincare too. Basically, it’s a way to preserve and deliver actives (skincare ingredients or, in this case, supplements) more effectively. Another huge win in a category that’s often accused of not being dependable when it comes to absorption benefits.
We tried MaryRuth Organics liquid vitamins—here’s what we love
Nicolle tried a handful of supps and so did I. These are the ones that stood out to us (and we can’t wait to try more).
When I saw that this vitamin was formulated to offer hormonal and libido support for during and after menopause, I was SO IN.
Here we see herbs, vitamins, minerals and more to support this, all explained by MaryRuth. Take a quick look:
- Red clover flower extract, chaste tree berry extract and saw palmetto berry oil, which all support normal hormone balance.
- These (👆) also provide other benefits like supporting normal hormone production, relief of menopause symptoms (including hot flashes!), and supporting normal libido, healthy hair and immune function.
- Maca Root Extract also supports libido, as well as mood and cognitive function, and even promotes endurance.
- Vitamin D supports mood, sleep, stress reduction and is necessary for muscle function and healthy bones.
- Vitamin B12 supports energy levels and aids in amino acid metabolism.
- Folate (vitamin B9) helps the formation of red and white blood cells, cell growth and proper cell division.
- Omega fatty acids 3 and 9 provide cognitive, cardiovascular and immune support.
- DHA supports healthy cell membranes and promotes healthy blood flow, which is essential to healthy cognition, optimal brain function and memory retention.
- Essential trace minerals like zinc support immune function and skin health, while magnesium supports mood, muscle and nerve function, bone health, and calcium absorption.
I’m up at 6:30am every morning with the kids, so I just squeeze out a kitchen tablespoon full, swallow it down and go. It’s kind of a chartreuse color, which is a little meh for a vitamin color (especially when we have been brainwashed into thinking all liquid meds should be bubblegum pink), but it’s thick so it does not fall off the spoon and it tastes good (like a tart creamsicle, IMO).
Okay, so I’m not even blowing this up on purpose but my husband has insomnia (which I think comes on for many of us as the stresses of life get a little bigger the older we get…) and he LITERALLY does not sleep most nights.
Well, he started taking this and told me not ONCE but TWICE that he slept through the night last week. 🤯🤯🤯
So the next night I go down to try some before bed and it’s almost gone and I’m like??? How much did you take? He goes, Oh IDK, I just chug a bunch before bed. Guys. I don’t even know where to go with that, but take it for what it’s worth, lol.
And you know we got the “extra strength” because we are both very “extra,” but they also have a regular strength version too for the more balanced people (Nicolle tried the regular strength and says it’s really calming—plus the cranberry taste is a nice change from the often lavender or cherry flavored night time supplements!).
Explained by MaryRuth, multiple vitamins and minerals combine in this formula to provide your body what it needs to support normal regulation, healthy stress levels and relaxation like:
- Vitamin D3, magnesium and zinc, which may work together to help the body fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and support sleep quality.
- Calcium and vitamin D3 to help maintain healthy bones, as D3 also works to aid in the efficient absorption of minerals.
I love the taste of this one too. It’s like a lemonade creamsicle.
This one was Nic’s top pick, so I’ll cede this blog to her for a min…
I have endometriosis (and am actually currently in the process of scheduling my first endo excision surgery—that’s how bad my pain and PMS symptoms usually are). If you know anything about endo, you know it’s incurable and the spectrum of treatments ranges from dietary/lifestyle changes and supplement support to hormonal therapy and surgery.
All that to say, it takes a LOT for a supplement or treatment to impact my menstrual symptoms even in the slightest. BUT, my docs have been really encouraging about incorporating anti-inflammatory herbs, plants and other supplements into my daily routine to help cool down my symptoms.
And MaryRuth’s Wellness & Menstrual Support contains, like, ALL of them (raspberry leaf, cramp bark, licorice root, nettle and eleuthero root)! And it’s designed to support your body’s homeostasis while cycling through menstruation (and all the days in between). Take a look:
- Blue Vervain has been shown to have nervine (herbs that support the nervous system) properties.
- Raspberry Leaf, Chaste Tree Berry, Dong Quai Root, Cramp Bark and Black Cohosh Root have been traditionally used to support the body during the menstrual cycle, while Lavender Flower supports a feeling of relaxation and calm. Together, these botanicals may help provide relief to the discomforts of menstruation.
- Long-used adaptogen Eleuthero Root helps relieve stress.
- French Rose, Blessed Thistle, Licorice Root, Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf, Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Leaf, Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Leaf and Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) Thallus all have tonic properties to benefit your overall wellness.
I’d been taking it about two weeks before I started bleeding last month, and my expectations for it helping were LOW. I was shocked when I didn’t have to take an opioid on day 1 of bleeding, and I think it’s due to this blend! Usually, I’m KNOCKED DOWN for the first two days of my cycle, and this go-around, I felt more balanced and my cramps weren’t vomit-inducing. That’s a win for me. Oh, and it tastes like a sweet herbal tea, which is more than I can say for most herbal tinctures.
The day I told my 11 year old (the one who hates gummies) that I had a liquid vitamin for him to try, he LITERALLY goes, “FINALLY!!!” MaryRuth, you changed his life, lol.
I’ve tried almost every kid’s organic multi with this kid and 100% of the time, it’s still sitting by his breakfast plate after he leaves for school in the morning. 🤣 It’s been such a frustrating experience, so I’m thrilled we have this as an option now. Explained by MaryRuth, here we see:
- Vitamin A to support tissue, bone and vision, important for normal growth and development in children.
- B vitamins, which are vital for metabolic processes, energy levels and nervous and circulatory systems.
- Vitamin C for immune function, which also aids in the development of the brain, connective tissue and skin.
- Vitamin D3 for absorbing phosphorus and calcium, which works to help build bones and teeth.
- Vitamin E to support the immune system.
- Zinc to support brain function and cognitive development.
He says it tastes good, like “If you put an orange in lemon juice for three hours.” (His words, not mine, lol.)
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Have you tried MaryRuth Organics? What supplements are your go-to?
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While MaryRuth’s always adheres to all FDA regulations for supplements, it’s not enough just to be compliant with government regulations. The brand aims to do more than the bare minimum—and that’s why they proactively and voluntarily seek the Clean Label Project certifications for most of their products. Learn more here.
MaryRuth’s products are made in several facilities around the US, Canada and the EU, with ingredients sourced from around the world. Learn more here.
MaryRuth Ghiyam is the founder & CEO of MaryRuth Organics, a family-friendly wellness brand offering over 130 high-quality, vegan, non-GMO vitamins and supplements. See our review here.
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