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Stress Formula Review – 8 Reasons Why

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Overview | What's Inside? | Claims | Precautions | Cost | How To Use | Conclusion

Stress Formula is marketed as a multivitamin and mineral blend aimed at relieving stress and helping patients achieve a stress-free life experience. Unfortunately, the formula designed and manufactured by Alfa Vitamins is not detailed in terms of specific benefits. Due to a lack of information on the formula on the manufacturer’s website, you may need to research the formula’s ingredients in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of how it works to deliver the main advertised benefit.

Alfa Vitamins Laboratories, an American company located in Florida, dates back to 1994 when it first started out as a manufacturer of nutritional supplements. The company’s domain of activity has not changed, but rather improved as the product ranges widened to comprise today categories such as: liquid supplements, fitness supplements, multivitamins, weight control formulas, skin control products, and herbal formulations. The company’s retail network comprises more than 1600 distributors in 51 countries. The company takes pride in its rigorous quality control processes and operates under the strict guidelines established by FDA, the Department of Agriculture, and the USP.

Stress Formula is a safe alternative to other stress relieving formulations, with potential benefits that go beyond its stress-relieving properties. The formula is designed for adult use only.


1) Quick Overview

Stress Formula is a blend of vitamins and minerals.

The formula contains all eight nutrients included in The B complex. The B vitamins play a large number of roles to ensure the normal functioning of the body. Vitamin B6 for instance is an extremely important ingredient in the synthesis of certain neurotransmitters including Serotonin and Norepinephrine which regulate a number of functions including some related to mood and behavior. It is this way that B6 ensures a normal stress response, a healthy appetite, or accurate sleep-wake cycles.

Vitamin B1 acts in a similar way to relieve stress and feelings of depression, as one particular study seems to indicate. Vitamin B12 supplementation has been shown to reduce feelings associated to stress such as fatigue and poor memory, although a clear connection is yet to be established.

Minerals such as Zinc, Copper, and Magnesium are extremely important to the human health. Zinc for instance helps fight oxidative stress, meaning it counteracts the effect of free radicals that may lead to serious conditions affecting the heart, the brain and other vital functions.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Stress Formula?

Stress Formula contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E (as DL Acetate), Vitamin B1 (as Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL), Vitamin B5 (as Calcium Pantothenate), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Zinc (as Zinc Oxide), Copper (as Copper Oxide), Gelatin from capsule, white rice flour, and Magnesium Stearate.

3) What Does Stress Formula Do?

This formula features of a mixture of B Vitamins, Vitamins C, and E, and minerals in a combination designed to alleviate stress associated symptoms.

Vitamin E is a crucial element for the health of the immune system. Because stress is usually associated with weakened physical capacity (tiredness, fatigue, inability to focus or use memory at full capacity), Vitamin E may support the body’s ability to better fight stress. Vitamin E deficiencies can lead to serious complications, including nerve degeneration, poor reflexes, and anemia.

There are eight vitamins in what is known as the B Vitamin complex, all of which are featured in the product being reviewed. Most of them work separately, but they can be used together in a synergistic way to deliver numerous health-enhancing benefits, particularly for the mood and the nervous system.

Vitamin B5 is sometimes referred to as the “anti-stress” vitamin, although there is no clear scientific evidence that B5 benefits stress patients. Proposers of the theory claim that the vitamin acts through its role in the production of the anti-stress hormone or cortisol, produced in the adrenal glands. Most B vitamins work to stimulate the adrenal function and, hence, may prevent the on-setting of stress. A cortisol deficiency usually causes symptoms similar to those that accompany stress, including fatigue and muscle weakness. Vitamin B12 is particularly praised for its contribution to regulating the nervous system activity, and reducing depression and levels of stress.

The recommended daily dose for this supplement is one capsule a day. The manufacturer mentions no side effects of Stress Formula, and there are no consumer testimonials available online.


4) What Stress Formula Does?

  • The formula is a rich combination of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Alfa Vitamins is a manufacturer with an excellent reputation
  • The core ingredients of the formula have extended potential properties beyond their ability to help relieve stress


5) Precautions of Stress Formula Use

  • Lack of consumer reviews to testify to the claimed benefits
  • Potential interactions associated to some of the main ingredient
  • Very little information offered by the official website


6) How Much Does Stress Formula Cost?

The formula is extremely affordable, in bottles with 60 capsules (designed to ensure a two months supply). The supplement can be purchased from the manufacturer’s official web page as well as from several other retailers (online and traditional). Certain discounts may be applied with discount coupons. A 100% refund is available in case the product is returned unopened and with the seal unbroken. No money-back guarantee for unsatisfied customers is available, however; the manufacturer mentions a portion of the price will be refunded in the case of used products (without detailing the amount of the portion).

How To Use

7) How to Use Stress Formula

The recommended daily dosage is 1 capsule per day. Unfortunately, there are no consumer reviews that we could access online hence a confirmation of the presumed benefits is not possible. No precautions or drug interactions are issued either, however we do recommend caution, as with any dietary supplement.


8) Conclusion

Stress Formula is marketed as a solution to fight low levels of occasional stress. In no way is this product to be used as a main treatment alternative, but rather as a support and enhancer of other stress relieving products. The formula contains vitamins and minerals in concentrations that, in some cases, far exceed the daily recommended dose. For instance each serving delivers 1000% from the daily recommended dose of Thiamine (Vitamin B1). This is why we strongly recommend that you see a healthcare professional about any symptoms that might be associated to stress, in order to establish the correct treatment plan.

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