FAQs

Ingredients

How much caffeine do Boost drinks contain?

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).

Is Boost gluten free?

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

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 organic?

Boost is not organic at this time.

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.

The following products contain ethanol within the flavour solvent, which could contain minor traces of alcohol:

  • Boost Sport Orange
  • Boost Sport Mixed Berry

Does Boost contain taurine?

Yes.

What is taurine?

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.

Does Boost contain aspartame?

Sugar free Boost contains aspartame.

What is aspartame?

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

What other significant additives and preservatives are in Boost drinks?

Boost Sugar Free and Sugar Free Pink Lemonade 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

How many calories are there in Boost products?

Sugar free lemonade has five calories in the 250ml can and just under 10 in the 500ml bottle.
All our other energy products contain up to 47 calories per 100ml.
Boost Active contains 67 calories per 100ml
Boost Sport contains 28 calories per 100ml.
We recommend Boost is consumed as part of a balanced diet and active, healthy lifestyle.

Age Restrictions

Is there an age limit for the consumption of energy drinks?

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.

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.

Is Boost Active suitable for children?

Boost Active Orange & Original are suitable for consumption by all healthy children over the age of three and by adults as part of a well-balanced diet, unless recommended otherwise by a healthcare professional. The products contain small amounts of caffeine which makes them unsuitable for children under the age of 3.

Health

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.

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.

Packaging

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 if our products are unsuitable for anyone sensitive to caffeine, including diabetics and children.

Diet Preferences

Is Boost suitable for vegetarians?

Yes it is. We make sure that everything we use in our products is suitable for vegetarians. The taurine in Boost Energy is chemically synthesised and not derived from animal extracts.

Is Boost Halal-approved?

Our manufacturing plant is not a Halal-approved premises. However, we guarantee that all the ingredients in our products are free from meat and their derivatives.

General

What is the difference between Boost Sport and Boost Active?

Boost Sport is an isotonic sports drink that gives a boost of carbohydrate to the muscles while quickly replacing fluids which are lost by sweating.

Boost Active is a concentrated source of carbohydrate that helps increase your physical energy levels and combats fatigue.

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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