Berocca Focus 50+ 30 Tablets/Pack
Multivitamins & minerals with an extract of natural ginseng
Multivitamins and ginseng
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Berroca Focus general information
What is Berroca Focus used for?
Berocca Focus 50+ effervescent tablets are a vitamin and mineral supplement to a normal healthy diet and can be used to help you get the most from your nutrition to promote a healthy active life with improved concentration, clarity and stamina. The benefit of Berocca has been demonstrated in a placebo controlled clinical trial particularly reducing anxiety and perceived stress1. The ginseng component of Berocca Focus 50+ effervescent tablets is also thought to contribute to mental and physical well-being and its properties have been detailed in a World Health Organisation monograph on selected medicinal plants having uses supported by clinical data, as a “prophylactic and restorative agent for enhancement of mental and physical capacities, in cases of weakness, exhaustion, tiredness and loss of concentration, and during convalescence”. 2
How does Berroca Focus work?
Berocca Focus 50+ contains a range of vitamins and minerals, which are micronutrients needed in small amounts but are essential to promote good health. Berocca Focus contains vitamin C that plays an important role in several of biosynthetic pathways, such as acting as a cofactor for the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of collagen, which is important for healthy skin, wound healing, maintenance and repair of connective tissue like tendons and ligaments and maintaining healthy bones. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and helps protect against oxidative stress causing cell damage. The B series of vitamins play an important role in cell metabolism, which in basic terms is the conversion of organic materials, like carbohydrates, into energy. They are also involved in maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone, a healthy immune and nervous system, producing enough red blood cells, which if deficient results in anaemia. Water soluble vitamins like Vitamin C and the B series are not manufactured by the body and any excess is excreted in the urine not stored, so it important to have the correct daily intake. Panax Ginseng extract is made from the root of a plant found in the Northern Hemisphere and East Asia with medicinal properties that have been used for thousands of years. The active components of Panax Ginseng are ginsenosides, which comprise a diverse group of steroidal saponins. Ginseng has been the subject of several clinical trials and is thought to have many pharmacological actions that account for its many properties due to its effects on the immune system and the hormone system controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland axis. This action of ginseng in Berocca Focus is thought to contribute to the improved cognitive performance and improved immune system function. 3, 4
What does Berroca Focus contain?
Berocca Focus 50+ contains the following active ingredients per tablet: vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 500mg; vitamin B1 (thiamine) 15mg, vitamin B2 (riboflavine) 15mg, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 23mg, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 10mcg, vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 10mcg, biotin 150mcg, and folic acid 400mcg; also minerals including calcium 100mg, magnesium 100mg, zinc 10mg. Berocca Focus also contains Panax Ginseng extract (equivalent to dry root) 250mg. Each tablet also contains tableting aid, natural flavourings, natural colourings, artificial sweeteners aspartame and phenylalanine, and sodium (273mg). Berocca Focus does not contain caffeine or artificial stimulants.
Berroca Focus for improved wellbeing
Berocca Focus contains a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, a range of B vitamins, magnesium and zinc; as well as the herbal extract Panax Ginseng, with ancient medicinal properties. Berocca Focus 50+ effervescent tablets are used as a supplement to a normal healthy diet to help get the most from your nutrition so that you can live a healthy active life with improved concentration, clarity and stamina. The benefit of Berocca has been demonstrated in a placebo controlled clinical trial particularly reducing anxiety and perceived stress1. Panax Ginseng is a root extract that has been used for improving mental performance and this action is thought to be due to its many pharmacological actions that contribute to the improved cognitive performance and improved immune system function. 3, 4
What are the side effects of Berroca Focus?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Berroca Focus50+ are due to the ginseng component and include: insomnia, diarrhoea, headache, changes in blood pressure and lowering blood sugar levels.
When should Berroca Focus not be used?
You should not use Berroca Focus 50+ if you:
- are allergic to ginseng or any ingredients in Berroca Focus
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding, as safety of ginseng in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established
- suffer from phenylketonuria as Berocca contains aspartame
- have a heart condition or diabetes, without discussion with your doctor
- are taking warfarin, without discussion with your doctor
How should Berroca Focus be taken?
You should take your Berocca Focus 50+ by dissolving one tablet in a glass of water. The recommended daily dose of Berocca is one tablet per day and you can continue to take your Berocca Focus tablets each day provided you do not use Berocca to replace a healthy, balanced diet.
How long should you take Berroca Focus?
You can continue to take your Berocca Focus 50+ tablets each day provided you do not use Berocca to replace a healthy, balanced diet.
How should Berroca Focus be stored?
You should store your Berroca Focus below 25°C in a cool dry place.
- 1 Carroll D, Ring C, Suter M, Willemsen G. The effects of an oral multivitamin combination with calcium, magnesium, and zinc on psychological well-being in healthy young male volunteers: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Psychopharmacology 2000: 150; 220-225.
- WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants - Volume 1 1999. http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js2200e/19.html
- Kiefer D, Pantuso T. Panax ginseng. American Family Physician 2003: 68; 1539-1542.
- Attele A, Wu JA, Yaun CS. Ginseng pharmacology: Multiple constituents and multiple actions. Biochemical Pharmacology 1999: 58;1685-1693.