What You Should Know
StressTabs with Iron is a multi-vitamin supplement with iron. Iron supplements are not safe for consumption by children as it can cause toxicity, overdose or poisoning. This supplement contains 27 mg of iron, but adults should only take between 8 and 18 mg per day according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Taking more than the recommended amount of iron can lead to negative side effects, including nausea, diarrhea and constipation. This supplement should not be used if you currently eat lots of meat, cook in a cast iron skillet or take other supplements with iron. StressTabs with Iron is not safe for use by patients with pernicious anemia as folic acid prevents the diagnosis of this condition. If you have another form of anemia, contact your doctor before taking a supplement with iron.
List of Ingredients
vitamin B (from thiamine monohydrate) 15 mg, riboflavin 15 mg, pyridoxine HCl 5 mg, vitamin B12 12 mcg, ascorbic acid 500 mg, niacinamide 100 mg, vitamin E (from dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 30 IU, pantothenic acid (from calcium pantothenate) 20 mg, iron (from ferrous fumarate) 27 mg, folic acid 0.4 mg, biotin 45 mcg, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate dibasic, cellulose, citric acid, cornstarch, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, lactose, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbic acid, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, vitacel and wax.
The majority of over the counter vitamins like Centrum and other major brands add 18 mg of iron to each serving. This is the maximum amount recommended for daily supplementation. StressTabs with Iron packs in 8 more mg of iron than recommended, which could be dangerous. Side effects from iron overdose may be life threatening, especially in children.
As for the rest of the ingredients in the StressTabs with Iron formula, nothing spectacular is added. Common over the counter multi-vitamins offers more vitamin and mineral support than this formula.
Dieters will not notice any weight loss benefits after taking this supplement. There is no chromium, caffeine, green tea or other weight loss ingredients.
- StressTabs with Iron ingredients are listed online.
- Supplementing with too much iron may cause negative side effects.
- Dieters gain no metabolism-boosting benefits from this supplement.
Rarely do we advise dieters and consumers to stay away from a product completely, but this is a rare case. StressTabs with Iron contains more iron than the recommended daily intake by the federal government. In large doses, iron can cause diarrhea, constipation or death, especially in children under the age of five. The vitamin profile for this supplement is weak, at best.