What is Berocca?
Berocca is a natural stimulant manufactured by Roche Consumer Health in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom.
Where it differs from most stimulants - e.g., coffee and Red Bull - is the lack of caffeine or sugars; Berocca maintains concentration using vitamins. In particular, B Vitamins and magnesium are the main active ingredients.
It is available in two forms: as a pill, and an effervescent tablet that dissolves in water and becomes more or less a soft drink.
The breakdown of nutrients is as follows:
What's in Berocca? (Pill form)
Ingredient - Per tablet - % RDA
Vitamin C - 475mg - 792
Thiamin - 10.6mg - 757
Riboflavin - 13.5mg - 844
Niacin - 45mg - 250
Vitamin B6 - 7.4mg - 370
Vitamin B12 - 8.5 microgrammes - 850
Biotin - 128 microgrammes - 85
Pantothenic acid - 20.7mg - 345
Calcium - 95mg - 12
Magnesium - 95mg - 32
Zinc - 9mg - 60
As you can see from the above, many of the ingredients contain a substantial percent of their recommended daily intake; one therefore wonders if prolonged use of Berocca is beneficial to one's health.