Forceval Capsules are a multivitamin and mineral supplement. They contain a combination of 24 essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
The human body requires a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to perform crucial daily tasks such as releasing energy from food and repairing cell damage. During certain illnesses, your body either cannot get or cannot efficiently use all of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements it needs.
Your doctor, dietician or pharmacist will give you Forceval Capsules if your diet has not provided you with enough vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Each capsule contains the following 24 essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements, each of which plays a vital role in the efficient daily maintenance of many body processes:
There are 12 vitamins in Forceval Capsules:
Vitamin A (as β-Carotene) 2500 iu
(Retinol Equivalent) (750 micrograms)
Vitamin D2 400 iu (10 micrograms)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 1.2 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.6 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 2.0 mg
Vitamin B12 3.0 micrograms
Vitamin C 60 mg
Vitamin E 10 mg
Biotin 100 micrograms
Nicotinamide 18 mg
Pantothenic Acid 4.0 mg
Folic Acid 400 micrograms
There are 12 minerals and trace elements in Forceval Capsules:
Calcium 108 mg
Iron 12 mg
Copper 2.0 mg
Phosphorous 83 mg
Magnesium 30 mg
Potassium 4.0 mg
Zinc 15 mg
Iodine 140 micrograms
Manganese 3.0 mg
Selenium 50 micrograms
Chromium 200 micrograms
Molybdenum 250 micrograms
The functions of the vitamins found in Forceval Capsules are:1,2,3,4
Vitamin A (β-Carotene) Is essential for growth, maintenance of skin and mucous membranes such as the linings of the mouth, nose, lungs, digestive system, colon and for vision, particularly at night
Vitamin D2 Vitamin D2 helps the body absorb calcium, potassium and phosphorous, all of which are vital for healthy bones and teeth
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Is involved in the proper functioning of the heart muscles and for the release of energy from protein, fat and carbohydrate, needed for growth, normal appetite and digestion. Thiamin has also been shown to play a vital role in the normal functioning of the nervous system
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B2 plays a key role in energy metabolism, and is required for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Vitamin B6 helps protein metabolism, along with the maintenance of the nervous and immune systems
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is often called the 'red vitamin' because it is required for regulating blood cells
Vitamin C Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that plays an important role in maintaining the health of our cells, blood vessels and our resistance to infection. Vitamin C also helps bones, teeth, gums, skin and assists the absorption of iron from the blood
Vitamin E Vitamin E is a highly effective antioxidant, helping to protect the body from the effects of free radicals. It also helps to maintain healthy skin and blood cells
Biotin Biotin is needed for normal growth and development of the skin and hair, the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and the healthy functioning of bone marrow
Nicotinamide Nicotinamide (also known as vitamin B3) is essential for a healthy nervous system
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid plays a vital role in the process of releasing energy from foods, the role of fat metabolism and the provision of the immune system with antibodies
Folic acid Folic acid is required to regulate the growth of cells including red blood cells and protein synthesis
The main functions of the minerals and trace elements are: 1,2,3,4
Calcium Calcium is necessary for the formation of bones and teeth and plays a vital role in cell function, muscle contraction and in the nervous system
Iron Iron forms part of red blood cells which carry oxygen round the body
Copper Is required for growth and forms part of enzymes involved in blood and bone formation
Phosphorus Phosphorus is necessary for the formation of bones and has an important role in many varied chemical reactions in the body
Potassium Potassium is essential in muscle function and in the transmission of nerve impulses
Magnesium Magnesium is essential for the formation of bones and teeth, and for the release of energy from food
Zinc Zinc is required for growth and cell function, bone metabolism, taste, insulin production and the body’s immune system which fights infection
Iodine Involved in functioning of the thyroid gland which regulates many of the metabolic processes in the body
Manganese Manganese helps the body to utilise calcium and potassium and maintain the structure of cells
Selenium Selenium helps to protect the cells and lipids from free radical damage
Chromium Helps the body to use glucose by its action on insulin
Molybdenum Is involved in the enzyme processes for protein metabolism.
The active ingredients in this medicine are: Vitamin A (as β-Carotene), Vitamin D2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Biotin, Nicotinamide, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iodine, Manganese, Selenium, Chromium, Molybdenum.
The other ingredients are Soya Bean Oil, Soya Lecithin, Hard Vegetable Fat , Yellow Beeswax, Purified Water, Maize Oil, Gelatin, Glycerine, Ponceau 4R (E124), Amaranth (E123), Titanium Dioxide (E171), Red Iron Oxide Paste (E172), Vegetable Black Paste (E153)
Forceval Capsules are brown and maroon, soft gelatin capsules. They come in cartons containing 15, 30, 45 or 90 capsules. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
The product licence holder is:
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited
Forceval capsules are manufactured by:
Crown Business Park
The information in this leaflet applies only to Forceval Capsules. If you have any questions or you are not sure about anything, ask your doctor.
1) Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom (1991), H.M.S.O
2) Recommended Dietary Allowances 10th edition, (1989), Subcommittee on the 10th edition of RDA’s. Food and Nutrition Board Commission of Life Sciences. National Research Committee
3) Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics (1983). David H. Alpers, Ray E. Clouse, William F. Stenson, Fourth Printing December 1986.
4) The Pharmacological basis of Therapeutics, 7th Edition (1985), Goodman and Gilman.
Forceval is a registered trade mark of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
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