We take an in depth look at Bootea Shake to find out more.
Bootea is a British company based in Cheshire that looks like a success story, and according to the company information, ship to over 150 countries worldwide from the product website. Bootea supplements are available from stores such as Holland & Barrett, and today Bootea is a well known brand especially in the UK.
Bootea Shake is a protein powder that you add to water or milk, in order to make a satisfying shake that contains 30g of protein per serving. The idea is that you use this as a post workout supplement, as a meal replacement, or if you struggle with snacking and want to prevent hunger pangs.
It is important to note that the Bootea Shake that we cover in this review is the new updated version of an older supplement. Today’s version is not the same as its predecessor, which came in Mixed Berries flavour and contained glucomannan.
Bootea Shake may contained undisclosed amounts of caffeine in the undisclosed quantity of green tea, so may cause caffeine related side effects if you are sensitive.
Bootea Shake is not overly expensive. If you buy from the official UK website it costs £22.75 for a tub of 30 servings. Prices are also provided in dollars and Euros; so, $33.99 for US customers, and €28.99 for customers in Europe.
Shipping is calculated at the point of sale, and is free if your order costs over £50, $50, or €60.
You can also buy Bootea Shake via Amazon UK, where it costs £23.99 for 30 servings. You choose your flavour at the point of sale.
Bootea Shake is a basic looking shake mix based on whey protein concentrate, and is aimed at dieters rather than bodybuilders, but there is nothing here that makes it particularly worth buying. Some protein supplements on the market come with additional vitamins and minerals as well as better whey protein, so compared to many, Bootea Shake seems slightly inferior. In addition there is a lack of ingredients information regarding the green tea, which is less than impressive.
However our main issue with Bootea Shake is with the flavour. We have never actually seen so many customer feedback comments that use the words “vile” and “disgusting” in any Shake review before. Customer opinion seems to be almost unanimous so if you do choose this supplement there is a good chance that you may find that that you too are unable to actually drink it!
Bootea Shake Review
Bootea Shake is a protein powder available in three flavours; chocolate, vanilla, and banana. You add the powder to cold water and milk in order to make a satisfying drink, and the idea is that this will prevent you from snacking and so support weight loss. Alternatively you could drink it after your workout when you are likely to be hungry. Another way you could use it is as a meal replacement.
According to the product information, each serving contains just 115 calories (although this will be more if you add to milk) so this supplement does seem to be a good low calorie support to any weight loss diet.
In addition to the 30g of whey protein concentrate, Bootea Shake contains green tea extract which the advertising claims will keep you energised and focused, and which may have benefits to health and weight loss because green tea is high in antioxidants.
How to Take Bootea Shake
- Add 1 scoop to a shaker with 400ml cold water, shake & drink.
- Drink after your workout, or anytime during the day.
The packaging flavours and ingredients profile of Bootea Shake has recently changed. The current Bootea Shake is packaged in a jar but the older version of this supplement, which is still advertised in some places, although is now discontinued, comes in a white and pink box so it is easy to identify the difference at first glance.
Old Bootea Shake came in Mixed Berries flavour and contained glucomannan – a natural fibre approved by the European Food Standards Agency as effective for reducing appetite and helping weight loss. New Bootea Shake appears to have dropped the glucomannan in favour of green tea.
Bootea Shake Concerns:
- Incomplete ingredients profile. Why is the green tea content (and possibly the caffeine content) not disclosed?
- We have never seen so many negative reviews about the flavour of a Shake before. Is Bootea Shake really as horrible as many customers claim?
- May cause lactose related side effects such as gas and bloating
Bootea is a British company based in Cheshire, and seems to be becoming increasingly more popular worldwide. According to the “about us” information, Bootea have managed to ship products to over 1 million customers worldwide in the last three years.
The company sell a range of weight loss supplements, including their own diet plans which you have to pay £9.99 to download as an App. We are not impressed by this because it seems overly expensive, and would it have really hurt this company to give this information away for free?
However Bootea are best known for their teatox tea supplements. We covered the 28 Day Teatox, the flagship supplement, in a previous review and found it dangerous and likely to cause side effects.
It is important to remember that just because a supplement is on sale from a pharmacy; it doesn’t mean that the supplement is actually safe!
What Does Bootea Shake Claim To Do?
According to the product advertising,
“Shake it off, naturally. The Bootea Shake is low calorie, high protein & of course, natural.”
The way the supplement works is described,
“With 30g of protein in each scoop, the Bootea Shake will leave you feeling fuller for longer, and is the perfect post-workout drink,” and is the “ perfect guilt-free way to curb that post-workout sweet tooth.”
According to the company information, Bootea supplements are safe.
“We believe being healthy is a lifestyle choice. Maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle whilst upholding a busy routine can be difficult and that’s where we can help.”
Bearing in mind that Bootea described their teatox tea program as safe and healthy when it was found to cause numerous side effects, it is important to take the claims of this company with a healthy pinch of salt!
Does Bootea Shake Work?
Bootea Shake is a protein supplement, so you will probably find that this supplement will help fill you up and this may help you lose weight if you use it correctly.
However there is nothing particularly slimming about it. Each serving contains at least 115 calories, so if you do not exercise or change your diet to take account of the added calorie count, you may find you put on weight, not lose it.
In addition, Bootea Shake looks pretty basic. Some protein shakes contain added vitamins and minerals which is not the case here, and the lack of full ingredients information is a matter of concern. This supplement contains undisclosed quantities of green tea, so whether or not this will do anything at all is unknown.
What Are The Ingredients of Bootea Shake?
Serving size is equal to one 30g scoop that you add to 400ml of water or milk.
- Whey Protein Concentrate: Derived from milk, whey protein concentrate is the most common form of whey protein, and the least expensive because it is a by-product of cheese production. It is often used in bodybuilding and replacement meal supplements because it is a cheap and effective source of protein, but it does contain fat. Whey protein concentrate does contain more lactose than whey protein isolate, which is generally considered to be the superior form of whey protein. Source
- Low Fat Cocoa Powder (Chocolate Flavour Only)
- Xanthan Gum: Thickener used in many processed food products.
- Fructo-Oligosaccharides (Vanilla & Banana Only)
- Stevia: Natural sweetener that is used as a sugar replacement. It is 200 times sweetener than sugar, but does not affect blood sugar levels. Source
- Green Tea Extract: Green tea is high in antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins, and some studies suggest that these can help oxidise fat. However green tea seems to work best with added caffeine, and without knowing the quantities included here, it is impossible to know whether or not this part of the formula will do anything.
- Soy Lecithin: This is an emulsifier used in the food industry to blend various substances together, and it shows up just about everywhere in all forms of processed foods. It does come with some health concerns and many women avoid it, because this plant oestrogen may increase risk of breast cancer. Source
- Natural Colour (Beta Carotene) (Banana Flavour Only)
Does Bootea Shake Have Any Side Effects?
Bootea Shake is unlikely to cause major side effects. However there are side effects associated with whey protein concentrate including;
- Abdominal discomfort
- Increased thirst
- Increased bowel movements
Bootea Shake may contain caffeine (in the green tea), so you may experience caffeine related side effects if you are very sensitive.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you are lactose intolerant, or trying to avoid foods which contain soy lecithin (such as if you have a history of a hormonally related medical condition such as breast cancer). Speak to your doctor first if you are taking prescription medication, or have an underlying medical condition.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Bootea Shake?
We only wanted to include recent reviews of Bootea Shake, to ensure that customer experiences were not based on the earlier version of this supplement which was very different.
Opinion was not very favourable overall. The biggest complaint was about the flavour.
Don’t like the taste of the product by itself, will try adding some other ingredients such as coffee to see if this helps.
Some customers received free products and still hated it! Such as this reviewer,
This has a really synthetic and nauseating taste to the point where I was gagging. The premise is great but the result isn’t. I don’t see it working either as it’s so unpleasant to the palate I am not sure anyone could stick with it for long enough for it to facilitate the results it promises.
This customer tried the vanilla flavour and was disappointed with Bootea’s customer service department,
Never felt compelled to write a review warning potential consumers about a particular product before, but I purchased this off the Bootea website as part of the Bootea Bundle and read about how fantastic it tastes…. It is in fact absolutely vile land made me physically sick on both occasions that I brought myself to drink it. First time I tried it with water as instructed, second time I tried it with almond milk to reduce the impact. I contacted Bootea regarding the reviews, and the fact it is inedible to be told to add fruit to it to disguise the taste.
Other customers have also described Bootea Shake in similar terms, including;
…There’s just something very metallic/acidic about the overriding flavour. This is the shake equivalent of eating yellow snow – it’s texture is smooth, it’s cold and all-natural, but it will make you heave.
I received the chocolate flavour, and am sorry to say that I am really disappointed. The product contains completely natural ingredients which is good and commendable, however it just tastes awful.
There are a few positive reviews.
This customer loved it but added peanut butter and honey to take the taste away,
…The honey takes the weird aftertaste away and the peanut butter makes it like a Snicker or Reece’s and it’s my go to treat when I’m craving without being naughty
One customer enjoyed the flavour
The drink is perfectly palatable and not in the least sickly, as some chocolate drinks can be. I’ve had the shake first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and I was fine with it. I had no problems with drinking it and find it very convenient.
Does Bootea Shake Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
There is no money back guarantee offer on Bootea products.
Where Can I Buy Bootea Shake?
You can buy Bootea Shake direct from the official UK Bootea website. Prices are available in GBP, US dollars, and Euros.
Bootea Shake is also on sale via Amazon UK and we expect to see it soon via Amazon USA, as well as back on the shelves at Holland and Barrett.