FAQs

General

Is Boost suitable for vegetarians?
Yes. Everything we use in our products is suitable for vegetarians.

Is Boost Gluten Free?
Yes it is, so it's suitable for those with gluten intolerances or allergies.

Is Boost Dairy Free?
Yes it is.

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

Is Boost Halal-approved?
We guarantee that all the ingredients in our products are free from meat and their derivatives, however, our manufacturing plant is not a Halal-approved premises.

Does Boost contain alcohol?
By UK legal definition, none of our products contain alcohol. However, some of the flavours we use contain ethanol as a carrier for the non water-soluble traces.

Our Boost Sport Orange and Boost Sport Mixed Berry contain ethanol within the flavour solvent, which could contain minor traces of alcohol (Less than 0.05%)

Is Boost Organic?
Unfortunately Boost is not organic at this time.

Is Boost suitable for diabetics?
We would recommend that people with diabetes speak to their GP or diabetes dietician before consuming all Boost products.

Is there an age limit for the consumption of energy drinks?
No, at the moment there are no legal age restrictions however we don't recommend that children under the age of 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.

What warnings are energy drink products required to display on their packaging?
Energy drink products are only legally required to carry a high caffeine warning. We go further than this and clearly state that our products aren't suitable for anyone sensitive to caffeine, pregnant women and children.

How much caffeine can cause a caffeine overdose?
This depends on someone's individual caffeine tolerance level, how often they consume caffeine and also their body weight. For example, a person who rarely consumes caffeine and has a low body weight will experience a stronger stimulation effect than someone who has a higher body weight and who is a frequent coffee drinker. If you feel unwell after consuming energy drinks, you should seek medical advice.

How much caffeine does the Boost 250ml product contain?
Boost drinks contain 30mg / 100ml which is less caffeine than a cup of strong coffee. We recommend that all energy drinks are consumed in moderation.

Mug of filter coffee 140 mg
Mug of instant coffee 100 mg
Can of energy drink high in caffeine 80 mg
Mug of tea 75 mg
Small bar of chocolate 50 mg
Can of cola 40 mg

 

How does Boost try to prevent children consuming excessive amounts of caffeine?
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.

What can I do if I suspect my child has consumed excessive amounts of caffeine?
Seek medical advice immediately.

In general, when should Boost Energy Drinks be consumed?
Boost Drinks should be consumed when in need of an energy hit but should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Boost Energy Flavours

What is a Boost Energy Cola?
It's a new member of the energy family. It has all the taste of cola but with all the energy of Boost - perfect for anyone who wants an energy boost but prefers the taste of cola.

Does it contain the same caffeine content as Boost Energy?
Yes, both contain 30mg / 100ml, which is why you will find it in energy section of the chiller at your local store.

Does the caramel colour in the cola contain any GM ingredients?
No - GM is not present in the caramel colour E150d used.

Boost Sport and Active

What is the difference between Boost Sport and Boost Active?
Boost Sport is a still, isotonic sports drink that gives a boost of carbohydrate to the muscles while quickly replacing fluids that are lost by sweating.

Boost Active is a carbonated energy drink that contains a concentrated source of carbohydrate that helps increase your physical energy levels and combats fatigue. It also contains a combination of quick-releasing simple sugars and slower-releasing longer chain sugars in order to provide a quick acting, yet sustained increase in blood sugar, which in turn helps keep muscles fuelled.

Can Boost Active help if I am unwell?
We don't recommend Boost Active as a major part of any diet. However it will help aid recovery and give your body the additional energy it needs to help you recuperate.

How much should I drink during exercise?
When partaking in any physical activity being well hydrated is essential. Start drinking before you begin to exercise. Ideally, aim to consume around 350-500ml, at least two hours prior to exercise. If your urine is dark or highly concentrated, drink another 200-350ml before you start your activity.

It's important to maintain your hydration and replace salts lost in sweat as you exercise. Drinking Boost Sport on a 'little and often' basis will help to restore and maintain fluid balance. Aim for about 150 ml every 10-15 minutes. Boost Sport is designed to replace fluids and salts whilst providing energy from the carbohydrates. It has a similar carbohydrate and electrolyte concentration to the body which means that it is absorbed faster than water to help you exercise for longer.

Have we answered your question?

If not, contact us now for further help. We are also members of the British Soft Drinks Association and regularly consult with them, so you may like to take a look at their website to see if they have the answers to your questions.

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