If you drink Nestle Nutrition’s Boost energy drink, the most likely risks and side effects are gaining weight, getting type 2 diabetes, or getting heart disease. But these side effects usually only happen after a long time of use.
Like most energy drinks, Boost High Protein Energy Drink uses caffeine and sugar to give the person drinking it a quick boost of energy. A typical 250-milliliter can of Boost has 80 milligrammes of caffeine and 18 to 27.25 grammes of sugar. Since sugar is mostly empty calories, eating more of it is directly linked to gaining weight. A typical 8-ounce can of Boost has 240 calories in it.
People with a history of diabetes or heart disease should talk to their doctors before starting to take Boost. Boost is not directly linked to either of these conditions, but its sugar and cholesterol levels make people with personal or family histories more likely to develop symptoms.
People who can’t handle lactose should know that the protein in Boost comes from milk. But anyone with this condition should check the ingredients list on a product before eating it. If they don’t, they could end up with bloating, diarrhoea, gas, nausea, and stomach cramps if they don’t.