wellness for melanated bodies

the science of melanin

Melanin impacts how our bodies produce certain nutrients, which is why we have unique nutritional needs that other multivitamins don’t prioritize. At Mela Vitamins, we used a decade of research and testing to formulate our Daily Essentials with the precise vitamins, probiotics and nutrients melanated bodies need. We’re replacing your multivitamin, probiotic, and vitamin d supplement in just two capsules a day.

our mela method


We have a natural and simple approach to wellness. Our supplements are non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free. They are also free from harmful fillers and unnecessary additives like magnesium stearate, magnesium silicate and titanium dioxide. Less is more.


We select each ingredient based on a decade of research and testing on what nutrients melanated bodies need. Our supplements include the natural and bioavailable forms of nutrients that make them easy to absorb while also being gentle on your stomach.


We are obsessed with quality. We manufacture our supplements in the USA and use a third-party lab to test our products, and we are certified vegan, non-gmo and gluten free. This means you don’t have to worry about harmful toxins, fillers or other additives.

meet the founder

I spent years struggling with chronic fatigue, skin breakouts and digestive problems until I was diagnosed with PCOS and a Vitamin D deficiency. I tried dozens of multivitamins, but they were either too expensive or they just didn’t work. So I spent the next decade conducting research, testing different ingredients and creating my own supplements.

During this process, I learned that melanin impacts how we absorb certain nutrients, especially Vitamin D. It is estimated 80% of us are Vitamin D deficient, which can increase our risk of health issues. Other multivitamins are not formulated for melanated people, and do not include the levels of vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need.

This is what inspired me to create Mela Vitamins and the first multivitamin for melanated women. We will always prioritize your wellness.

With Love,

Ashley Harmon