What You Should Know
Solaray B Stress claims to gradually absorb over time and supply stress-reducing B vitamins to the body as needed. There is also a punch of vitamin C, which could reduce the effect of stress on the immune system, but high doses of vitamin C also carry the risk of negative gastrointestinal side effects. Typically, B vitamins are absorbed quickly and leftover amounts are flushed out of the body, but this product is created to release over time. The testing completed on Solaray Mega B Stress were done in a laboratory. There are no studies listed that prove the supplement lasts longer once it hits the human digestive system.
Solaray offers an official website with product descriptions and ingredients, but we find the website a bit confusing. There is also a website for the manufacturer that lists Solaray products. We found Solaray Mega B Stress on third party websites that were easier to navigate.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, Bioflavonoid Concentrate and PABA.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Whole Food Base (Whole Rice Concentrate including the Bran, Polishings and Germ, Pure Aloe Vera Gel), Stearic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Stearate.
The fits ingredient in Solaray Mega B Stress is vitamin C. Vitamin C is a natural immune booster and though there are no clinical studies listed in the product description, vitamin C is well-known and well-proven, so studies are not necessarily needed. With 1000 mg of vitamin C, some dieters may notice stomach cramping and diarrhea after taking this supplement. It is best to start out with less than 1000 mg of vitamin C and work up to this mega dose over time to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal side effects.
Moving on to the B vitamins, we are not thrilled with the total amount of the most important B vitamin for energy, B 12. Some B 12 supplements will contain 10 times the B 12 found in Solaray B Stress. These supplements often cost less than half the price of this product, so we don’t see why the dieter would choose this supplement. The fact that the company claims the formula is timed released could be a selling point as most dieters know B vitamins tend to last only a few hours in the body before being flushed out with urine, but the effects of the human digestive system on the supplement have never been tested.
- Solaray B Stress is sold on the official manufacturer website.
- Offers a mega dose of vitamin C to combat the effects of stress.
- May promote energy, if only for a few hours.
- The time released feature has never been tested on the human digestive system.
- Contains less B 12 than we would like to see.
- May be a waste of money.
The dieter has so many supplements to choose from that it can be extremely confusing. Solaray B Stress is supposed to combat stress. Stress is one of the known causes of weight gain and reduced energy. While vitamin C may promote immune system function, which is often decreased during times of stress, the dieter can take vitamin C in other forms and save plenty of money.