Facts About Stress
can lead to deficiencies of the B complex vitamins, it is very important that the body
receives additional amounts of B vitamins during these times. B vitamins are critical to
the proper functioning of the nervous system as well as being essential to the proper
health of the circulatory, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems. They are also
required in the metabolism of many amino acids and essential for the function of all
cells, with emphasis upon bone marrow, nervous tissue and the gastrointestinal tract.
Stress is a factor in almost everyones life and thus supplementation with the
nutrients shown to assist the body during times of excess stress is important.
Deficiencies can lead to fatigue, chronic headaches, irritability, changes in appetite,
memory loss, high blood pressure, nervous twitches, insomnia and gastrointestinal
In addition to the B vitamins, nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, adrenal
substance and valerian root extract have been shown to have a calming effect on the body.
Excerpt from lecture by Dr. Steven Whiting, Director, Institute of
Reproduced with permission.