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 Why does Berocca make my urine change colour?

That’ll be because Berocca contains vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Like all B vitamins, it’s water soluble so your body takes what it needs and discards the rest. The presence of B2 can make your urine more intense in colour

 How many calories are there in a Berocca tablet?

A Berocca effervescent tablet only contains between 6 & 8 kcals, depending on the flavour, and a Berocca film-coated tablet contains 0.7 kcals

 Are Film Coated Tablets any different to the Effervescent Tablets?

The film coated tablets are swallowed with a glass of water while the effervescent tablets are dissolved in water to be drunk

The film coated tablets also have slightly different levels of vitamins & minerals:

 Per Tablet%RDA
Vitamin B110.6 mg964
Vitamin B213.5 mg964
Niacin45 mg NE281
Vitamin B67.4 mg529
Folic acid360 μg180
Vitamin B128.5 μg340
Biotin128 μg256
Pantothenic acid20.7 mg345
Vitamin C475 mg594
Magnesium90 mg24
Zinc9 mg90

 What does RDA mean?

RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance. This is the daily amount of a vitamin or mineral that the average person needs to maintain health. The % RDA in a food supplement tells you how much of a vitamin or mineral's recommended daily allowance you get from each dose of the supplement.

New legislation is now changing the terminology from RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) to NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) so you may now see this on some packaging

 Should I be concerned that Berocca contains levels of vitamins above the RDA?

There is no need for concern - the vitamins in Berocca are at levels above the RDA but they are all below the Upper Safe Levels which were established by an expert group in 2003
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of vitamins is an EU-recommended amount to maintain health. Some supplements contain levels of vitamins and minerals above the RDA, because for some nutrients, intakes above the RDA are considered to be safe. Due to new legislation RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) will now be called NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) so you may now see this on some packaging

The B vitamins and vitamin C in Berocca are water-soluble vitamins, which means you need them in your diet every day because many are not stored in the body for any length of time

 Where can I find out more about vitamins and minerals?

The following websites are good sources of information about vitamins and minerals:

HSIS

HSIS, the Health Supplements Information Service, is an educational programme that presents the facts about food supplements in a simple, straightforward way with useful information about vitamins and minerals

Click here to visit the website

Live Well

The NHS Choices website providing guidance on vitamins and minerals

Click here to visit the website

Intake


 Can I take Berocca every day?

Berocca is suitable and recommended for daily use throughout the year, but you should not use Berocca to replace a healthy, balanced diet

 What time of the day should I take Berocca?

Berocca can be taken at any time but we recommend it’s best taken in the morning to set you up for the day ahead

 Can I take more than one tablet a day?

The recommended daily intake is one tablet per day, and Berocca is suitable and suggested for daily use. Taking more than the recommended intake may be harmful

 How do you take Berocca?

Simply dissolve 1 effervescent tablet in a glass or bottle of water and wait for it to dissolve to make a great tasting & refreshing drink. Or for the Film Coated tablets take 1 easy to swallow tablet with a glass of water

 Can I use Berocca during pregnancy?

Berocca is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. This is due to the complex nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women and Berocca has not been specifically formulated for use as a pre/post natal supplement. We recommend that you talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist about food supplements.

There are, however, products on the market, such as Sanatogen Pregnancy (www.sanatogenpregnancy.co.uk) which are specifically formulated to cover the needs of women who are planning pregnancy, during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

 Can I use Berocca whilst breastfeeding?

Berocca is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. This is due to the complex nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women and Berocca has not been specifically formulated for use as a pre/post natal supplement. We recommend that you talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist about food supplements.

There are, however, products on the market, such as Sanatogen Pregnancy (www.sanatogenpregnancy.co.uk) which are specifically formulated to cover the needs of women who are planning pregnancy, during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

 Is Berocca suitable for children?

Berocca is suitable for adults aged 18 year & over. For children there are special food supplements which provide a balanced formulation of the vitamins and minerals a young child needs for healthy growth and development

Ingredients


 Does Berocca contain aspartame?

Berocca effervescent tablets do contain aspartame at a low level which is well below the acceptable daily intake set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Aspartame is a low calorie alternative to sugar and can be found in many foodstuffs - fizzy drinks, yoghurts and chewing gum amongst others. All ingredients in our products, including sweeteners, are tightly regulated and would only be used once their safety had been rigorously assessed

Aspartame has been assessed as being safe as an ingredient in foods and food supplements by both the UK Government Food Standard Agency (FSA) and EFSA.  The safety of aspartame was re-reviewed by EFSA in Dec 2013 and they concluded that aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for general population (including infants, children and pregnant women)

Check out what the FSA have to say, right here

Should you want an aspartame free product and would like to keep Berocca in your life, then we would suggest you try the film coated tablets that do not contain aspartame. All the same Berocca goodness, just without the fizz

 Does Berocca contain gluten?

No - the effervescent and film-coated Berocca tablets do not include any gluten containing ingredients, and there are no wheat, barley or rye ingredients in either formulation

 Does Berocca contain yeast?

No - the effervescent and film-coated Berocca tablets do not contain any yeast

 Does Berocca contain lactose?

Berocca effervescent tablets do not contain lactose, but a film-coated Berocca tablet contains 94.3mg of lactose

 What's the sodium content of Berocca?

An effervescent Berocca tablet contains between 273 & 287mg of sodium, depending on the flavour, and there is 1.85mg of sodium in a film-coated Berocca tablet

 Is Berocca suitable for vegetarians?

Absolutely. If you’re a vegetarian, you can rest assured that both Berocca effervescent & film coated tablets are suitable

 Is Berocca suitable for vegans?

If you’re a vegan and looking to fizz with vitamins and minerals, then Berocca Effervescent tablets are for you. Please don’t take the Berocca film-coated tablets as they contain lactose which is derived from cow’s milk, so they are not suitable for vegans

 Is Berocca suitable for diabetics?

Effervescent Berocca tablets are sugar-free - they contain less than 0.5g sugar when dissolved in a 250ml glass of water. On average, each effervescent tablet contains around 0.02g of sugar

Film-coated Berocca tablets are not sugar free - they contain around 0.1g of sugars per tablet, mainly in the form of lactose

We have no specific recommendations regarding the suitability of Berocca for individuals with diabetes and we suggest you speak with your GP or another healthcare professional to get further advice