16 Apr 2022

Your Most Basic BOOST® Questions, Answered!

Maybe you’ve noticed that person at the gym having a BOOST® nutritional drink after a workout. Or maybe your doctor or dietitian just recommended that you try BOOST® drinks. Seems interesting, but what exactly is it? Here, we answer some of your most basic BOOST® questions.


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What is BOOST® and Why Should I Drink It?


Our nutritional needs evolve as we get older. In order to stay active and be our best self, we might need to focus more on certain nutrients, and less on others. For example, older adults need to get more protein in their diet. Protein needs depend on factors including age, weight and activity level – to estimate your protein needs, use this protein calculator tool.


BOOST® nutritional drinks provide high-quality protein plus vitamins and minerals to help meet nutritional needs and close nutritional gaps. Choose from a range of options to help meet your specific needs:



Which Vitamins and Minerals are in BOOST® Nutritional Drinks?


The vitamins and minerals vary depending on the product. In nearly all products you will find:


  • B vitamins to help convert food to energy  
  • Vitamins C and D, zinc, iron and selenium, key nutrients for immune system support  
  • Calcium and vitamin D to help support strong bones  


Check the label and nutrition facts panel to see what each nutritional drink delivers.


When Should I Drink BOOST®?


BOOST® nutritional drinks are meant to supplement your normal diet. They are not diet shakes and do not take the place of a full meal. However, you can drink BOOST® as a nutrient-packed snack or mini-meal, or as a protein pick-me-up after exercising. BOOST® can also be a complement to a meal by pairing it with breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can even cook with BOOST® for extra nutrition! Check out the recipe page on Boost.com for some inspiration.


How Often Should I Drink BOOST®?


BOOST® drinks are meant to supplement a balanced diet, which means you should be eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, meats and other healthy foods for the foundation of your diet. A general guideline is up to two BOOST® nutritional drinks per day (unless otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional) so that there’s room for a variety of other foods and drinks for you to enjoy.


Do I Need to Refrigerate BOOST®?


BOOST® ready-to-drink shakes are shelf-stable, which means they do not need to be refrigerated before opening them. You might find them more refreshing and enjoyable if they have been chilled first but keeping them cold is not required. Once opened, reclose, refrigerate, and consume within 24 hours.


Can I Heat BOOST®?


Sure! There are some great recipes for coffee or chai-related BOOST® drinks. You can also use BOOST® in hot meals such as pancakes, oatmeal, even soup!


What’s the Difference Between BOOST® Original, BOOST® High Protein and BOOST Plus® Nutritional Drinks?


All BOOST® products contain high-quality protein and important vitamins and minerals to help get the nutrition you need and fill nutritional gaps. While BOOST® Original contains 10 grams of high-quality protein per serving, BOOST® High Protein doubles that, with 20 grams of high-quality protein per serving.


BOOST Plus® is among our offerings of high calorie drinks, with 14 grams of high-quality protein and 50% more calories per serving than BOOST® Original (360 vs 240 calories), making it a good choice for people looking to gain or maintain weight. Talk to your doctor or dietitian about which BOOST® products may be right for you.


No matter which BOOST® nutritional drink is right for you, we guarantee you’ll like it! Terms and conditions apply.

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