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Multivitamins/Berocca - any good?

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PosiePootlePerkins Thu 13-Oct-16 21:18:46

I have been struggling with a virus combined with sinusitis and have been feeling so unwell. Hoping to give myself a bit of a boost so I can fight off the germs. Anyone take a multivitamin? Or I was wondering about Berocca? Any good or a waste of money? Right now I'd try anything!
Ps am on antibiotics for the sinusitis if that makes a difference.

superking Thu 13-Oct-16 21:31:20

Will follow with interest, I started taking berocca yesterday after sprouting the most horrendous cold sore this week. I have a 3 year old and an ebf 4 month old, my husband has been away for a fortnight, and I just feel like my immune system has been completely shot by this second pregnancy/ baby.

I had it first thing this morning and it made me feel quite virtuous, I was then in a healthy mindset and ate nutritious food for the rest of the day. So I think if nothing else it might have a placebo effect!

AnneGables Thu 13-Oct-16 21:35:16

We swear by them in this house. We started taking them after ds started nursery and we all caught every illness going for months. We hardly ever catch even a cold now, pretty sure its down to them.

PinkSwimGoggles Thu 13-Oct-16 21:35:35

any multi vit would do the trick. if you are deficient in vitamins or/and minerals.
those fizzy ones often contain caffeine, which gives a quick boost but not much benefit.

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 13-Oct-16 21:44:41

Thanks for the replies. I didn't realise there was caffeine in the fizzy ones! Maybe just a regular multivitamin

Shesgotelectricboobs Thu 13-Oct-16 21:48:44

I take a multivitamin with a probiotic.

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 13-Oct-16 21:54:34

Is it a tablet electric?

SpaghettiMeatballs Thu 13-Oct-16 22:07:39

I'm going to try echinacea this year as I keep catching colds from DCs but they seem to wear me down more than they used to.

Shockers Thu 13-Oct-16 22:14:22

I take berocca in tablet form because the fizzy ones contain aspartame. It really helps with depression.

I have been a little smug about not getting ill at all this year, despite multiple horrible bugs flying around school, but I think I'm coming down with flu today.

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 13-Oct-16 22:16:32

Oh no shockers poor you. So much illness around right now. I have had to take time off work which I never do.
I will look into echinacea too.
Thanks for all the suggestions.

SellFridges Thu 13-Oct-16 22:25:40

Berocca is an awesome hangover cure. I think that tells you most of what you need to know.

Shesgotelectricboobs Fri 14-Oct-16 06:44:59

posie yes it's a tablet - I was recommended a probiotic drink (eugh) or a powder. But I take the boots multivitamin with probiotic.

booox Fri 14-Oct-16 13:08:04

Only the berrocca boost (I think) has caffeine or similar.

I discovered that Sainsbury's own berrocca is cheaper and no aspartame.

The others (other than berrocca) contain added calcium; I was taking it with my iron tablets to boost absorption which calcium lowers.

I have found it very helpful for over 10 years. B vits are invaluable.

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