Stress is stimuli from the environment which has specific affects on various biological processes in the body. The body's physiological and emotional response to these stimuli will determine the outcome, or how the stress impacts our health and nutritional status. It is known that stress involves every system and organ in the body, particularly the adrenal glands, nervous system and endocrine system. Stress, whether positive i.e. exercise or negative i.e. death of a loved one, can have a significant impact on a person's health and nutritional status. B-vitamins are needed for the production of hormones involved in the stress response, as well as many other biochemical and physiological processes that involve stress. Your body may become depleted of essential B-vitamins and vitamin C during times of stress. It is important to replenish and or maintain optimal levels of these nutrients so the body can better handle stress and limit the potentially damaging physical and emotional effects stress may have on the body.