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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 05:32
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Berocca. Beneficial or a waste of money.

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I was wondering if Berocca was any good.

Tastes great and if nothing else is a nice orange drink for around 13 Baht a time.

Anyone got any opinions?

 

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Depends if you need it or not. I take a 1000mg Vit C tablet when I'm coming down with a cold

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yes good also contains a lot of minerals like magnesium and zinc and also vitamin B. Not cheap I agree but same can be said about the other multi vitamins.

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This stuff seems silly overpriced like so many imported/western brand name supplements.

Can someone provide an exact list of ingredients? I am uncertain whether I got it.

 

But for sure their "top" ingredient is vitamin C. 500 mg which most will find it's way back to light.

A lack of vitamin C for a well fed adult is so unlikely as it is contained about everywhere also as a preservative under its alias name "ascorbic acid". You can buy it dirt cheap per pound as powder.

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Below is a list from a German language website.

(I found differing lists from different countries!)

Sure the percentage of daily recommended is overwhelming.

But is it healthy/useful?

Found a website that says: do not take more than 4 mg of B1 from supplements.

Recommended daily intake 1.3 mg. Overdose will find find it's way out :whistling:

 

Vitamin B1  11,8 mg 1073 %
Vitamin B2  15 mg 1071 %
Vitamin B6  8,23 mg 588 %
Vitamin B12  10 μg 400 %
Vitamin C  500 mg 625 %
Biotin 150 μg 300 %
Folicacid 400 μg 200 %
Niacin 50 mg 313 %
Pantothen 23 mg 383 %
Magnesium 100 mg 27 %
Zinc 10 mg

100 %

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43 minutes ago, phantomfiddler said:

Takes away the revolting taste of water, worth every penny 🙂

Buy a sachet of electrolyte powder.

Same effect of "goof feeling" and so much cheaper.

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It stops me having muscle cramps

 

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B&C are water soluble, what you don't need you piss out.
 

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The Bs are good for a hangover...I'm told🤯

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21 minutes ago, wombat said:

B&C are water soluble, what you don't need you piss out.
 

Exactly that and pissing out your money :biggrin:

 

There is product called "Wii-Top" that you get at most pharmacies, 50 Baht for 10 capsules. Cheaper online.

It contains many more ingredients than Beroca just not ridiculously overdosed.

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23 minutes ago, samtam said:

The Bs are good for a hangover...I'm told🤯

And bet that also here a sachet of electrolyte powder in a glass of water or soda would be more effective. And for the headache an extra pill.

Just not a recommended daily diet.

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B and C composite vitamins do have value in taking, I'd just question if Berocca is the best and/or affordable way to take it. 

 

I have no idea how much they cost in Thailand but I know they were stupidly expensive in Australia vs what you got before I left seven years ago. You can get much better value from taking a B/C composite vitamin from a company like Blackmores than you can Berocca. 

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8 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Depends if you need it or not. I take a 1000mg Vit C tablet when I'm coming down with a cold

A very effective placebo.

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A very effective placebo.
I don't notice any benefit, but it's reported it can shorten the life of a cold.

"Perhaps the best-known and most widely promoted use of high-dose vitamin C is to prevent or treat the common cold. The bulk of the evidence shows that high-dose vitamin C will, at most, shorten a cold by one day. In ordinary circumstances, vitamin C appears to have no preventive value, although a few studies have reported a 50% reduced risk of developing colds among people taking vitamin C in extreme circumstances — for example, skiers, marathon runners, and soldiers working in sub-Arctic conditions"

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/whats-the-right-amount-of-vitamin-c-for-me

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