Nutra-Support Stress is a vitamin B complex that aims to defend and replenish your body from stress. It’s one of close to 250 products from Carlson Labs, a company founded in Chicago in 1965. This particular product aims to help a lot of people trough supporting healthy energy levels, maintaining cognitive function, regulating mood, and giving your nervous system some attention. Stress can have devastating effects on the body and Carlson Labs may have created a natural vitamin based solution to help you from day to day.
Nutra-Support Stress contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, Inositol, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), Stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, hydroxypropylcellulose, ethylcellulose, food glaze, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, methylcellulose.
Nutra-Support contains a dozen active ingredients, most of which are B vitamins, even though the “supplement facts” portion of the label doesn’t always mention as such. One of these is Folate, also known as vitamin B9. It’s often given to anemic people and pregnant women. Women who are – or may become – pregnant are helped the most by taking folate, because it greatly reduces the risk of birth defects and other complications. However, most people don’t get enough of it, despite its importance in cell growth and metabolism. This may be why Carlson Labs includes 800 mcg per serving, or twice the recommended daily value. It’s made more effective with the inclusion of vitamin B12, which Nutra-Support does have (30 mcg).
Most people won’t recognize inositol, but it’s a vitamin-like substance found in some popular energy drinks. It’s often paired with B vitamins because it’s believed to smooth them out. Inositol is used medically to help control panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Its benefits are still being studied, and there isn’t a clear recommended dose, but it seems to balance certain chemicals in your body. The 100 mg here might not be enough.
- Inexpensive chewable tablets. One bottle lasts for 45 to 90 days depending on your individual needs and how many tablets you intend to take every day.
- The variety of B vitamins plus other ingredients will provide benefits to a wide variety of people.
- Although the formula is potent and effective, it may be too potent for some people. Taking a half dose of 1 tablet may still be too much for certain people. Side effects are unlikely but still possible, and it might be best to consult a doctor before purchasing Nutra-Support.
Keeping your vitamin B levels high can do a lot of good for your body. The levels of each ingredient are high enough to where you can even take 1 tablet a day instead of 2, so the formula is potent in all the right ways, with few exceptions. Some things, like inositol, don’t have enough research behind them to truly justify their inclusion. But overall this is a good product, full of essential vitamins, which can make a big difference in your life. Like many supplements, your personal results may vary, but there isn’t any information to suggest that Nutra-Support Stress will do anything but help you.