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Old 08-04-06, 09:34 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried this stuff or know if it might not be helpful to drink? I can get all of it for free that I want so I thought I might ask you guys. thanks. Here is some info I pulled from the website

Nutrient Density (Cal/mL) 1.52
Cal for 100% RDI 1440
mL for 100% RDI 946
Protein (% Cal) 16 (milk protein concentrate, Ca & Na caseinates)
Fat (% Cal) 34 (canola, high oleic sunflower
and corn oils)
Carbohydrate (% Cal) 50 (corn syrup solids, sugar)
Osmolality (mOsm/kg H 20) 720
Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/L) 480
Total Calorie:Nitrogen Ratio 164:1
Nonprotein
Calorie:Nitrogen Ratio 139:1
Water (g/L) 780
Kosher Yes
Gluten–free Yes
Lactose–free Yes*
Low Residue Yes
Medicare Part B Category II
*Not suitable for persons with galactosemia.



Ingredients (Vanilla): Water, corn syrup solids, sugar, milk protein concentrate, canola oil, high oleic sunflower oil, calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate, corn oil, and less than 1%: potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, soy lecithin, calcium phosphate, salt, sodium ascorbate, beta–carotene, biotin, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B 12, vitamin B 6 hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, magnesium phosphate, artificial flavor, choline chloride, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D 3, vitamin K 1, carrageenan, potassium chloride, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulfate, chromic chloride, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, ferrous sulfate. Contains milk protein.

In addition to the above: Chocolate–flavored liquid contains cocoa processed with alkali and ferric pyrophosphate (instead of ferrous sulfate); Strawberry–flavored liquid contains Red 3 (color).
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Old 08-04-06, 09:41 AM   #2
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I wouldn't drink it lol.
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Old 08-04-06, 10:37 AM   #3
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It's a milkshake, albeit a properly proportioned milkshake with a multi-vitamin. The main problem I see is that it is touted as a meal replacement, but all of the carbs are coming from sugar. There doesn't appear to be any fiber.
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I don't know how anyone looks at that list of ingredients and thinks, "Yeah, maybe I should try this."

To each his own.
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Old 08-04-06, 03:26 PM   #5
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I don't know how anyone looks at that list of ingredients and thinks, "Yeah, maybe I should try this."
He said it was free.
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sounds like it would be a great recovery drink after a long ride...I'd go for it...

I bought some Ensure to drink after centuries, etc...but if I got Boost(which I think is actually more expensive), I'd use that for sure...
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Old 08-04-06, 05:54 PM   #7
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VitoVasco wrote:

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Has anyone tried this stuff or know if it might not be helpful to drink? I can get all of it for free that I want so I thought I might ask you guys. thanks. Here is some info I pulled from the website
I prefer to make my own which is
probably 25 times richer in amino
acids and vitamins than Boost.

My 85 year old father drinks that
stuff after he works in the yard and
seems to like it, but I couldn't get
the taste of Convalescent hospital
out of my mouth (and mind) when
I tried it. :O) Which isn't to say that
it isn't decent stuff, but whey protein
powder mixed 50/50 with Fruit Punch
flavored Gatorade and Water in
a blender would probably be better
for recovery during or after a ride IMHO.
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it is a decent drink for the money. i buy it a lot. i wish i could get it free!
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Boost Plus and Ensure Plus are very similar products, both of them good liquid food for cycling. I have tried both in the past few months and I like them. I drink one bottle before the start of a brevet to start the caloric intake right, and bring some with me to take if I start having problems eating or digesting enough solid food for fuel. It goes down real easily and it provides enough calories for an hour of riding at my speed. I prefer Ensure Plus because the bottle cap is easier to open while I am riding, and because I can get it cheaper in 24 packs at Costco.
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