Frequently Asked Questions
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BOOST® nutritional drinks are intended for adults. Please contact us at 1-800-247-7893 if you have questions related to specific BOOST® drinks and/or to obtain more details.
BOOST® drinks may be consumed with meals, or as a snack or mini-meal, and may be consumed more than once a day. A general guideline is up to three bottles per day so that you may enjoy a variety of other choices in your diet. Everyone's nutritional needs are different so we suggest talking to your healthcare provider about the actual amount need to meet your nutritional requirements.
When should I consume BOOST® nutritional drinks? Are they considered a meal replacement drink or can I drink them with a meal?
In general, BOOST® drinks may be consumed with meals, as a snack or mini-meal, or even after a workout.
BOOST® nutritional drinks are designed to supplement the diet and provide protein, calories and essential vitamins and minerals to help meet a variety of nutritional needs. Pregnant and breastfeeding women have increased requirements for protein as well as iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamins A and C, and B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12 and folic acid. Each bottle of BOOST® drink provides at least 20% of the Daily Value for these vitamins and minerals plus an excellent source of protein. Check with your obstetrician if you have any questions about the nutritional products that may be right for you.
The shelf life of BOOST® drinks is between 12 to 18 months depending on the product you purchase. Please check the expiration date on the label to determine the drink's "use by" date.
It is best to chill BOOST® drinks before consuming. However, refrigeration is not required.
We have multiple manufacturing facilities which produce the BOOST® drink products. Some of these facilities have machines which use a foil film to produce a hermetic seal, so products manufactured at those locations have a foil seal with an over-cap. Other facilities use machines where the cap alone provides the hermetic seal. Regardless of the type of seal, all BOOST® drink products are safe and adhere to Nestlé quality standards.
Generally, dented bottles are safe to drink; however, if you are concerned, please discard. You can also call us at 1-800-247-7893 for more information.
You can find BOOST® nutritional drink products in the nutrition aisle of your favorite local retailer or purchase them online at www.boost.com/products.
Whatever your individual nutritional needs, BOOST® drinks offers a variety of products to fit your life and help meet your needs. Please visit our product page for more details on each product.
What is the difference between the different BOOST® drink flavor names? (e.g., Rich Chocolate vs. Chocolate Sensation, Vanilla Delight vs. Very Vanilla, Strawberry Bliss vs. Creamy Strawberry)
We chose to use the formulas and flavor names of BOOST® drinks that consumers were familiar with and loved. The Chocolate Sensation, Vanilla Delight and Strawberry Bliss flavor names reverted back to Rich Chocolate, Very Vanilla and Creamy Strawberry for most BOOST® nutritional drink items. All BOOST® drinks continue to be supported by the BOOST® Great Taste Guarantee.
Coupons for BOOST® drinks may be available, but unfortunately we do not have any specific financial assistance programs; however, BOOST® drinks are considered eligible foods under the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
We do not provide free samples of BOOST® drinks. Please check with your healthcare provider who may have distribution samples for their patients.
Yes, most (but not all) BOOST® nutritional drinks are suitable for lactose intolerance, but not for those individuals with galactosemia). Products that are not suitable for lactose intolerance include: BOOST Max™ Nutritional Shake and BOOST Glucose Control® High Protein.
I noticed the statement, “Not for individuals with galactosemia,” is found on some BOOST® drinks. What does this mean?
Galactosemia is a genetic metabolic disorder. Individuals with this condition are unable to metabolize galactose, which is one of the two molecules that make up lactose or "milk sugar." These individuals must therefore eliminate all lactose from their diets. Nestlé Health Science products that are labeled as "suitable for lactose intolerance" may contain some residual lactose and therefore would not be appropriate for individuals with galactosemia.
BOOST® drinks do not contain any added caffeine; however, the chocolate-flavored products contain a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine contributed by the cocoa (<5 mg caffeine per serving). The non-chocolate varieties do not contain any caffeine.
The vitamins and minerals in BOOST® drinks come from a combination of naturally occurring and added synthetic sources. Details behind the vitamins and minerals contained in each of our products can be found on our product page.