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Country Life Vitamins Stress M Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | What's Inside? | Cautions | Price | How To Use | Final Thoughts

Stress M is a B vitamins complex advertised as a vegetarian product with synergistic nutrients designed to help people in the process of stress management. According to the manufacturer the product does not contain yeast, soy, gluten, milk, salt, sugar, wheat, preservatives, artificial color or wheat.

Stress M is manufactured by Country Life, a company which claims to have a business experience of over 40 years and is a leadership in the field of nutritional supplements.

The company’s brands include various supplements and proprietary medicine brands, such as: Biochem (sports nutrition brand), Iron-Tek (muscle support brand), Sharp Thought (mental clarity and focus), and Desert Essence (natural beauty and personal care brand).

The manufacturer offers little information about the product’s mechanism of action or actual proof of its effectiveness.


1) Stress M at a Glance

Stress M is a multi-vitamin based formula which contains all the essential B vitamins necessary for the correct functioning of most processes in the human body.

Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 and Biotin are needed at cellular level to convert glucose into energy. A deficiency in any of the vitamins listed above can lead to decreased energy production, fatigue and lethargy.

Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 play an essential part in the regulation and proper functioning of the entire nervous system.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 are vital to a proper digestion and deficiencies in these vitamins may lead to defective digestion and lack of essential nutrients for the body.

The manufacturing company doesn’t provide any trial results to sustain their products effectiveness and it is not an FDA approved formula. However, Stress M has received good reviews from consumers.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Stress M?

Stress M contains the following ingredients: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine), folic acid, vitamin B12(as cyanocobalamin), d-Biotin, pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate), Calcium, magnesium, Inositol, Taurine (free form), PABA (para-aminobenzonic acid), Choline (from 200 mg of choline bitartrate), Citrus Bioflavonoids (lemon peel), Cellulose, stearic acid, cellulose & glycerin coating, magnesium stearate, silica, vegetable glaze.

3) Does Stress M Work?

Stress M is a combination of herbs, amino acids, and vitamins. It is promoted as effective in treating fatigue, depression, anxiety and stress.

This formula contains Thiamine (Vitamin B1), commonly found in a wide variety of foods at low concentrations. Yeast and pork are the most highly concentrated sources of Vitamin B1. In general, cereal grains are the most important dietary sources of thiamine.

Vitamin B1 is critical for a proper body functioning. Thiamine deficiency would seem to affect all of the organ systems adversely. Many scientists believe there is a connection between this shortcoming and a far-reaching condition called “selective neuronal death.” In fact, heart and the nervous system are particularly sensitive to thiamine deficiency.

While Stress M contains numerous vitamins, herbal extracts and minerals, it is important to point out that its purpose is not to replace a healthy diet. Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid using this supplement. Those who are taking prescription medication should talk with their doctor before taking Stress M.

4) Stress M Benefits & Results

  • Good reviews from consumers
  • Affordable price (a month’s and a half supply is $17)
  • Does not contain ingredients with allergenic potential, no preservatives or artificial color

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Stress M

  • Not FDA approved
  • Some consumers have complained about the smell and the oversized capsules
  • No information provided regarding side effects.

6) Stress M Price

The cost of Stress M will vary from one retailer to another. Overall, this is an averagely-priced supplement. Each bottle of Stress M contains 60 tablets, which should be enough for one month of treatment for the average user.

How To Use

7) How to Use Stress M

The product is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.Recommended dose: 2 tablets per day, taken with food.

Final Thoughts

8) Final Thoughts on Stress M

Stress M is one of the multi-vitamin formulas manufactured by Country Life and is advertised as an aid people who lead a stressful life. The formula is supposed to create a synergistic effect through ingredients combined in a “Rapid Release” type of formulation allowing for quick disintegration and absorption in the body.

The supplement’s effectiveness is supported exclusively by consumers’ positive reviews, since it is not FDA approved and the manufacturer doesn’t provide any conclusive proof.

The manufacturer doesn’t provide any information regarding the potentially harmful side- effects either and advises consumers to consult a doctor in case of adverse reactions.

2.5/5 - (2 votes)
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