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    Boost plus

    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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    I wouldn't drink it lol.

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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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    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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    VitoVasco wrote:

    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.
    Ned Goudy, Glendora, CA USA
    Lightning Thunderbolt, Easy Racer EZ1, Rhoades Car
    http://www.rhoadescar.com/4w1p-j.jpg

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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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