?About Berocca Boost
Q What is Berocca® Boost?
Berocca® Boost is the great tasting fuel you need to give you a quick, effective boost whenever you need it. Berocca® Boost contains Guarana, a fast-acting, natural energizer and is packed with a unique combination of B vitamins and minerals to give you a little kick when you need it.
Q What are the active ingredients in Berocca® Boost?
The active ingredients of one effervescent tablet consist of B vitamins, vitamin C and the minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as dry Guaraná extract which contains caffeine. Berocca® Boost contains about as much caffeine as an average cup of coffee.
EACH TABLET CONTAINS EFFERVESCENT Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride) (as thiamine phosphate acid ester chloride dihydrate) 1.4 mg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavine) (as riboflavine sodium phosphate) 1.6 mg Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) 18 mg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) (as calcium pantothenate) 6 mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2 mg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 1 mcg Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 60 mg Vitamin H (Biotin) 150 mcg Folic acid 200 mcg Calcium (as calcium carbonate and calcium pantothenate) 100 mg Magnesium (as magnesium carbonate and magnesium sulfate dihydrate) 100 mg Zinc (as zinc citrate trihydrate) 9.5 mg Guarana (Paullnia cupana) extract equiv. to dry seed 120 mg Caffeine (including naturally occurring caffeine in guarana) 75 mg
Q What is the best time of day to take Berocca® Boost?You can take Berocca® at any time during the day. Our recommendation is to take Berocca® Boost when you need that little extra little kick.
Q How often can I take Berocca® Boost?Dissolve one tablet in a glass of water. Take daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Q Can I take more than one Berocca® Boost in a day?No.
Q Are there any health issues associated with prolonged daily use of Berocca® Boost?Berocca® Boost is suitable for daily consumption by the general population. Berocca® Boost contains 75mg of caffeine, which is about as much as an average cup of coffee, so if you are concerned, or suffer from any medical conditions, we recommend you speak to a healthcare professional.
Q Will Berocca® Boost keep me awake?Berocca® Boost contains 75mg of caffeine; equivalent to an average cup of coffee so it may keep you awake at night, especially if you have it late in the day.
Q Does Berocca® Boost improve performance?The active ingredients in Berocca® Boost may help to give you that extra little kick when you need and to help increase mental alertness and improve concentration.
Q Why is Berocca® Boost effervescent?Berocca® Boost is available in an effervescent tablet to provide users with a great tasting vitamin and mineral drink designed to give you that extra little kick when you need it. It is a great alternative to adding one more tablet to your regime or for those who have difficulty taking tablets. Also the active ingredients enter the stomach already dissolved which may help it be more quickly absorbed.
Q Where can I buy Berocca® Boost?Berocca® Boost is available from major supermarkets and pharmacies as well as selected petrol and convenience stores. If it is not available at your local store then please ask the store manager to contact Bayer to stock some.
Q What is Guarana and what does it do?Guaraná (Paullinia cupana) is a rainforest vine that was domesticated in the Amazon for its caffeine-rich fruits. Berocca® Boost with Guarana is a fast acting energizer to give you a little kick when you need it.
Q Where is the Guarana in Berocca® Boost sourced from?Brazil
Q How much caffeine is in Berocca® Boost?One effervescent tablet of Berocca® Boost contains 75mg of caffeine which includes naturally occurring caffeine from Guarana. Berocca® Boost contains about as much caffeine as an average cup of coffee.
Q Is the amount of caffeine in Berocca® Boost safe?
As a food ingredient, caffeine is generally considered safe based on a long history of use and extensive research conducted over more than a century throughout the world. Because Berocca® Boost contains 75mg of caffeine, it is not recommended for use in the following circumstances:
- Children and adolescents less than 18 years of age
- During pregnancy and lactation
- Patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the product
- In combination with ephedrine, ephedra, or other stimulants.
- In patients with moderate to severe hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias.
- People with medical conditions should consult with their doctor before use
(source: Herbs & natural Supplements) Braun & Cohen 2011.
Q Is Berocca® Boost gluten free?Yes. Berocca® Boost is gluten free. So if you’re gluten intolerant, no worries – you can take Berocca® Boost.
Q Does Berocca® Boost contain lactose?Berocca® Boost tablets do not contain lactose.
Q How much sodium is in Berocca® Boost?Each tablet contains 341mg of sodium.
Q Does Berocca® Boost contain sugar?No. Berocca® Boost is sugar Free.
Q How many kilojoules are in a Berocca® Boost tablet?33kj per tablet.
Q Does Berocca® Boost contain Aspartame, is it safe?Yes, the TGA in Australia ( & Medsafe in New Zealand ) regulates medicines and has deemed aspartame safe for use in pharmaceuticals. The amount in each tablet is very small. The scientific evaluation of aspartame’s safety has extended well beyond standard safety testing for food additives. You can read more about aspartame on the Food Standards Australia aspartame fact sheet .
Q Does Berocca® Boost help hangovers?Whilst there have been no studies conducted on the effect of Berocca® Boost on hangovers, alcohol can affect the absorption and use of the B group vitamins. Apart from the other essential vitamins and minerals, Berocca® Boost is a vitamin B supplement which may help restore depleted levels of B-vitamins. Drinking a lot of water or other rehydrating drinks will help towards preventing or lessening most hangover symptoms. Having a Berocca® Boost effervescent tablet in water may also help you rehydrate.
Q Why does Berocca® Boost make my urine yellow?That’ll be because Berocca® Boost contains vitamin B2 - Riboflavine. Like all B vitamins, it’s water soluble so your body takes what it needs and discards the rest. The presence of B2 can discolour urine to be bright yellow.
Q Does Berocca® Boost help you lose weight?No. There have not been any clinical studies performed with Berocca® Boost for weight loss.
Q Can I take Berocca® Boost when pregnant?No. Due to the caffeine content it is not recommended to take Berocca® Boost when pregnant. If you are after a pregnancy supplement then it may be more appropriate to take Elevit® as it’s designed for pregnant and lactating women.
Q Can I take Berocca® Boost when breastfeeding?No. Due to the caffeine content it is not recommended to take Berocca® Boost when breastfeeding.
Q Is Berocca® Boost suitable for children?No. Due to the caffeine content, Berocca® Boost is only recommended for adults 18 years and over.
Q Can you overdose on Berocca® Boost?It is recommended that you stick to the recommended dosage of one tablet a day unless specifically advised by your doctor.
Q Can I take Berocca® Boost with alcohol?It is not recommended to take Berocca® Boost with alcohol.
Q Is Berocca® Boost suitable for vegetarians?Absolutely. If you’re a vegetarian, you can trust that Berocca® Boost effervescent tablets do not contain animal derived ingredients.
Q Is Berocca® Boost Halal certified?Berocca® Boost does not have a Halal Certification, but contains no animal derived ingredients.
Q Can patients with blood sugar disorders take Berocca® Boost?If you have a blood sugar disorder you should consult your healthcare professional prior to taking this product.
Q Is Berocca® Boost suitable for vegans?If you’re a vegan and looking to fizz with vitamins and minerals, then Berocca® Boost is suitable for you.
Q Are there any health issues associated with prolonged daily use of Berocca® Boost?Berocca® Boost is suitable for daily consumption by the general population. Berocca® Boost contains caffeine equal to the amount in an average cup of coffee; if you are concerned, or suffer from any medical conditions, we recommend you speak to a healthcare professional.
Q Can I take Berocca® Boost with Nurofen or Panadol?There is no evidence to suggest that you can’t take Berocca® Boost with Nurofen or Panadol.
Q Does Berocca® Boost interfere with the contraceptive pill?There is no evidence to suggest that Berocca® Boost interferes with the contraceptive pill. As with any product, if you are on any medications, please consult with your doctor to see if it would be suitable for your situation before taking Berocca® Boost.
Q Does Berocca® Boost interfere with any medications?As with any product, if you are on any medications, please consult with your doctor to see if it would be suitable for your situation before taking Berocca® Boost.
Q Does Berocca® Boost harm your liver?There is no reported information on liver damage.