Your guide to better arousal and stronger orgasms with Ristela*

How to get results within two months, and enjoy a lifetime of your best sex ever.

“Female sexual response may change with age and hormonal status, and improving blood low can optimize arousal and orgasm potential to increase overall sexual satisfaction.”

Dr. Alyssa Dweck

Bonafide Chief Medical Advisor

How to use Ristela®

  • “Test it out” five times in the next two months.

    Ristela can’t make sex better if you don’t have sex. Ristela is designed to give you better arousal and stronger orgasms, but it needs a chance to work. For best results, you should engage in sexual activity often, either with a partner of through self-stimulation, at least five times over the course of your first two months. Think of it like a really fun workout routine.

  • Take Ristela daily and consistently for at least two months.

    Ristela works safely and effectively, but like all good things it takes time and commitment. In addition to engaging in sexual activity, you need to take Ristela consistently every day for at least two months.

What to expect

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    Week 4

    In clinical trials, Ristela was shown to continue improving physical arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction at week four. However, not all women see an improvement in the first month, so if you’re not feeling it yet don’t give up! *1

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    Week 6

    When engaging in sex or self-stimulation you may be noticing increased physical sensation and arousal, keep at it! Results continue to improve with consistent daily use and regular sexual activity.*

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    Week 8

    In clinical trials, Ristela was shown to provide even greater improvements to physical arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction at week eight. *1

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    Month 5

    It keeps getting better! Ristela continues to improve physical arousal and frequency and ease of achieving orgasm over time. *2

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can or should use Ristela?

Ristela is intended for women who want to increase their level of orgasm and physical arousal, and to improve their overall sexual satisfaction. It has been shown to be safe in women in multiple clinical studies.

What are the ingredients in Ristela?

Primary Ingredients: L-Arginine (as Arginine HCI), L-Citrulline (as Citrulline HCI), Rosvita® Rose Hips extract, Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark extract.

Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, purified water, maltodextrin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, polyethylene glycol, silica, sodium stearyl fumarate.

How long does Ristela take to work?

Ristela takes time to work. You need to take Ristela for at least two months for best results.

Ristela needs to be taken consistently, so commit to a routine of two tablets of Ristela every day.

Ristela needs a chance to work. You should engage in sexual activity often, either with a partner or through self-stimulation, at least five times over the course of your first two months.

Does Ristela have any side effects?

Every woman is different; however, in clinical trials Ristela demonstrated side effects comparable to placebo (a sugar pill).

The ingredients in Ristela are clinically shown to be safe and have been used by women in Europe for more than 20 years. If you have specific concerns, you should speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner.

How does Ristela work?

The ingredients in Ristela work together to increase blood low to the vaginal area, making it easier for sexually active women to become physically aroused and experience orgasm. Ristela is designed to increase frequency and intensity of orgasms and physical arousal for sexually active women who want to enhance their response to sexual stimulation.

In clinical trials, women experienced the best results with Ristela by month two and beyond.

How do I use Ristela?

Take two pills once daily, with a glass of water. Use consistently for at least two months for best results. The beneits of Ristela improve over time, so we encourage you to stick with it.

Is Ristela approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

Ristela is a dietary supplement, and the FDA does not approve dietary supplements. However, under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DHSEA), the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products.

At Bonafide, we are committed to ensuring our products are both safe and effective. All Bonafide products are scientifically validated and have been thoroughly tested for safety, efficacy, and potency. Together with our FDA-registered, NSF certified Good Manufacturing Practice manufacturing facility, we rigorously test our products for contaminants such as microorganisms and heavy metals, like lead, to ensure that our products are safe and of the highest quality, because you deserve relief without compromise.

Is there anyone who should use caution with Ristela?

L-arginine, one ingredient in Ristela, may increase the risk of recurrent outbreak in those individuals who have a history of herpes. However, we have not seen this in our studies testing Ristela. We also have not had any reports of herpetic outbreaks from women taking Ristela. With this in mind, we would recommend checking in with your healthcare provider before starting Ristela, just as a precaution and as they know your medical history best.

Can I take this with other supplements?

While we don’t expect there to be any negative interactions with other supplements, there have been no clinical studies done on taking our products with other supplements. We recommend you reach out to your healthcare provider if you have specific questions.

What does my subscription to Ristela include?

Your monthly subscription includes a 30-day supply of Ristela. You receive free shipping on every order. Your first month’s shipment is your Welcome Kit with helpful information about how to get the best results with Ristela. You are also eligible for our Bonafide Rewards, where you get exclusive access to valuable points every time you shop.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Before you cancel, did you know you have the option to skip orders in advance? Read our FAQ, “How do I skip or edit an upcoming subscription order?

To cancel any of your Bonafide subscriptions, ensure you do so at least 5 days before your next processing date:

Log in to your Bonafide account with your username and password. If you can’t log in, please see our FAQ “How do I set up a Bonafide account?

Under Active Subscriptions, find the subscription you would like to cancel

Within this subscription panel, click Edit on the right-hand side

On your Subscription Details page, click Deactivate Subscription in the lower right-hand corner

Confirm the reason you would like to cancel your subscription, and click Continue

Click through the final step on screen, and wait until you see a green confirmation notice, “Success! Updates Saved Successfully!” to save your changes

Please note, you may cancel your bundle subscription, but doing so will cancel both/all of the 2+ products in your subscription. If you would like to cancel 1 product in your subscription, but not the other, please see “I have a bundle subscription. How can I cancel one product, but not both?”

To re-activate a subscription you’ve previously canceled, log in to your Bonafide account. Under Your Subscriptions, scroll down to Inactive Subscriptions. Select the subscription you would like to re-activate and select re-activate on the right-hand side.

How do I skip or edit an upcoming subscription order?

To skip or edit an upcoming order, log in to your Bonafide account at If you can’t log in, please see our FAQ “How do I set up a Bonafide account?

Once you’re logged in:

Look for the subscription whose next order you are looking for under your list of Active Subscriptions

To Skip your next order:

In this subscription panel, click Skip

Wait for the green “Updated successfully” pop-up confirmation

To Edit your next order:

In this subscription panel, click Edit

In the Next Charge Date panel, click Edit

Select your preferred charge date and click Save

Your new charge date will now be reflected under your active subscriptions.

I have a Bonafide subscription. How can I add an additional Bonafide product to my existing subscription?

Log in to your Bonafide account. If you can’t log in, please see our FAQ “How do I set up a Bonafide account?

Under Your Subscriptions, by Active Subscriptions, click Add New Subscription

Click the product you would like to add to your subscription

Review the first drop-down menu item, “Ships with Active Subscription” to select the existing subscription you would like your new subscription to ship with (note, if you select “Custom Date” when setting your order date, the new subscription will NOT ship in the same box as your existing subscription unless you also change the ship date for your existing subscription. A shipping fee may apply to each shipment for products valued at $20 or less which ship by themselves).

Click Add New Subscription

Wait until you see the green pop-up “Success-New Subscription Added”

Once your subscription addition is confirmed, you will see your new subscription under Active Subscriptions. The “Next Charge Date” and “Ships To” addresses should be the same as your existing subscription in order for the products to ship in the same box. You’ll also have the option to edit the added subscription separately.

How do I set up a Bonafide account?

If you don’t have a Bonafide account, simply register for one using the same email address you used to place your Bonafide purchases. Once you set up your account, you can begin to earn points toward rewards. For more information on setting up your Bonafide account, please see our FAQ “How do I set up a Bonafide account?” or watch below video.

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Real Talk

How our customers feel about Ristela

  • “I’m in my late 40s and was having trouble reaching orgasm and getting aroused. This really saved me - back to having even better orgasms again and feeling aroused again. It took the full two months to fully get my groove back although I noticed improvements after 3-4 weeks.”

    Bonafide Customer
  • “I was hopefully cautious when I was given Ristela to try by my GYN. Well! I am two months in and I'm starting to feel...more! When having sex with my husband. Make sure to take the time for it to work as recommended.”

    Bonafide Customer
  • I had zero interest in sex after having my 3 children and going through a rough time with my husband. It had become quite an issue in our marriage. After trying several herbs and supplements (all intended to increase intimacy with NO success), I decided to look into Ristela. I gave it a shot and all I can say is WOW!!. Even when I was in my twenties, I never felt like this in the bedroom. This product is amazing, mind-blowing. It took the first month for me to see a difference, but it sure was a difference. I can’t believe how well this works. I feel amazing. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

    Bonafide Customer

Dealing with painful sex too?

Ristela + Revaree®

Along with low arousal, many women also experience vaginal dryness that can make sex painful or uncomfortable.

That's why Bonafide women love power couple Ristela and Revaree. Revaree is a vaginal insert made of hyaluronic acid — the molecule naturally produced throughout the body that retains up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture. In the vagina, Revaree renews moisture and restores thinning tissue for good, so you can enjoy sex even more and stop constantly reapplying lubricant.

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