FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Ingredients

Our energy drinks contain 30mg of caffeine per 100ml.
We advise that all energy drinks are consumed in moderation.
The maximum daily consumption of caffeine for adults is 400mg (other than pregnant women or people sensitive to caffeine).

Yes it is, so it's suitable for those with gluten intolerance.

No, Boost drinks don't contain any traces of nuts or nut derivatives.

Boost is not organic at this time.

By UK legal definition, none of our products contain alcohol. However, all our Energy and Sports products contain ethanol within the flavour solvent, which could contain minor traces of alcohol.

Taurine is a chemical that is naturally present in the human body. It is an amino acid that supports neurological development and helps regulate the level of water and mineral salts in the blood. Taurine is also thought to have antioxidant properties.
Taurine combined with caffeine improves mental performance.
The taurine in Boost Energy is chemically synthesised and not derived from animal extracts.

Sugar free Boost contains aspartame.

Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in various foods and beverages.

Boost Sugar Free, Sugar Free Pink Lemonade and Boost Sport contain a source of phenylalanine, a naturally occurring amino acid that people with Phenylketonuria should avoid. Sugar Free Pink Lemonade, Exotic Fruits and Citrus Zing contain colours which may have an adverse effect on attention and activity in children. Boost does not recommend that these products are sold to children due to the caffeine level and the colours used.

Sugar/Calories

Sugar Free has 10 calories in the 250ml can. Sugar Free Pink Lemonade has eight calories in the 250ml can.
All our other energy products contain between 47 - 61 calories per 100ml.
Boost Sport contains 19-28 calories per 100ml.
We recommend Boost is consumed as part of a balanced diet and active, healthy lifestyle.

Age Restrictions

No, at the moment there are no legal age restrictions. But we don't recommend that children under 16 drink Boost.
Somebody's weight and tolerance to caffeine will determine how much of a stimulation effect an energy drink will cause. This varies according to the individual and is not dependent on age.

We place clear warnings on all our energy drink products. We also communicate this warning and the importance of consuming energy drinks in moderation to all our retailers, as well as explaining caffeine tolerance and the factors that affect this.

Protein Boost

Lots of people think that but everyone needs protein as part of a healthy and balanced diet even if you don’t exercise regularly, approximately 50g a day, but this will vary from person to person.

This varies based on individuals but as a guide, the government indicate we each need approximately 50g of protein per day. For further guidance, please refer to the NHS guidelines
(http://www.nhs.uk)

We would recommend that you follow a healthy diet and incorporate lots of different food groups into it, which would include the appropriate amounts of protein for you. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns about the levels of protein in your diet.

It’s not a good idea to take all the protein you need in one go. Our bodies can’t store protein in the same way it does carbs and fat so ideally we should spread our protein intake throughout the day.

Protein is an important element in children’s diets to promote growth and development. Protein Boost is suitable for children over 3 years old.

Yes it is and pregnant women are encouraged to consume protein during their pregnancies to support the growth for themselves and their baby. For further guidance, please refer to the NHS guidelines (http://www.nhs.uk)

Both our chocolate and strawberry flavours contain 4.2% lactose. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about this.

The only sugar in our range are those that are naturally occurring. We do not add any sugar to our products.