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Bootea Shake Review

With meal replacement shakes fast becoming the hottest weight-loss trend in the industry, one popular product has caught the attention of many dieters – the Bootea Shake. Claiming to help you to “shake it off” (the fat, we presume) the Bootea shake seems to be hitting all the right notes for potential customers. In this Bootea Shake review, we’re taking an in-depth look into the formula to see if it is all it’s cracked up to be.

Readers please note that statements on this page are fair comment based on observation. This content is produced on a matter of public interest. Statements on this page are our honest opinion, not fact.

Let’s take a look at the top level pros and cons of this product:

Bootea Shake Benefits:

  • Low in calories and high in protein
  • May be useful for weight loss if used as a meal replacement shake along side a VLCD
  • Formula can help boost user energy levels and alertness

Bootea Shake Drawbacks:

  • Product doesn’t contain any ingredients that directly and independently “burn body fat”
  • Product is unlikely to cause long-term appetite suppressing effects
  • Contains natural caffeine which may cause insomnia if the shake is consumed in the evenings or at night
  • Potentially negative side effects are possible

Bootea shake review

Some Quick Information About Bootea Shake

Bootea Shake is a weight loss / meal replacement shake manufactured by a UK-based supplement company named Bootea Ltd. At the time of writing this review, Bootea themselves hold a 3-star rating on the consumer review website Trustpilot – they have had 19 customer feedbacks left with 12 of them being 1-star reviews.

One tub of Bootea Shake contains costs £33.99, contains 30 servings and will last users for approximately 10-20 days depending on whether they decide to replace 2 or 3 meals per day with a serving of the shake.

Similarly to pretty much every other product within the Bootea range, this shake is targeted towards those who are looking to lose weight. While Bootea is typically viewed as a brand for women, it is suitable for both men and women – the formula is essentially just a standard whey protein shake with some added Green Tea Extract.

The packaging suggests that the Bootea Shake is an effective and natural means of “shaking off the weight”. The website states that the formula is low in calories and can help keep users feeling fuller for longer. Consumers are also told that the shake will boost their energy and motivation levels.

Does Bootea Shake Work?

Based on our research into this product, we believe that it may be useful for the purposes of weight loss, but only if it is used in the correct manner.

Firstly, to ensure your expectations for the Bootea Shake are realistic, it’s important for us to stress that these are not miracle fat burning shakes; the formula does not contain any ingredients that will directly and independently “burn body fat”.

As with most of these meal replacement milkshakes, your success in weight loss depends on more than just drinking the shakes, many other factors contribute to your shrinking waistline, mainly your drive, motivation and perseverance.

For those who are looking to slim down, but think they can achieve that by only drinking the Bootea Shake every day will most likely be insanely disappointed. Why? Because it’s just not that easy. The whole purpose of consuming a meal replacement drink is exactly that, you’re replacing your regular meals with a drink – you’re changing a lifelong habit overnight in a drastic way.

While the method of replacing meals with low calories shakes (i.e. putting yourself on a VLCD) is nothing new, it does require large amounts of willpower and determination. It’s no surprise that many people fail at sticking to these types of diets; if you don’t have the drive and perseverance to ignore your body’s cries for help during the rather long adjustment period, you may not see the results you desire.

The bottom line – we believe that if you’re willing to completely overhaul your diet, daily calorie intake and exercise regime, there’s no reason you won’t see gradual weight loss using the Bootea Shakes as meal replacements.

What Are The Bootea Shake Ingredients?

We have found the following nutritional information from the Bootea website:

One Serving Contains: Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavoring, Xantham Gum, Stevia and Green Tea Extract.

Allergens – Contains Milk and Soy

This product is suitable for vegetarians

DietProbe Warning: Do not use this product if you suffer from high blood pressure or heart problems.

What Are The Bootea Shake Side Effects?

We have compiled the following list of possible side effects for the Bootea Shake, based on the ingredients inside the formula:

  • Increased bowel movements
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Problems sleeping
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness [1][2]

Note: side effects are possible but may not be the typical user experience.

What Claims Are Made About The Bootea Shake?

We have found following claims being made about this product:

  1. Helps keep you feeling fuller for longer
  2. Helps curb cravings for sweet foods
  3. Improves user energy levels
  4. Improves user’s motivation 

We believe that the product is likely to help improve user energy levels (due to the natural caffeine content), however we are not fully convinced the shake will cause long term appetite suppression effects.

Are There Any Bootea Shake Reviews From Customers?

We have found the following Bootea Shake review testimonials left by customers on various internet forums and chatrooms:

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.

My friend made us both one of these shakes using almond milk. I can’t state enough how absolutely disgusting it is! I couldn’t finish mine but still have pains in my stomach. My friend also thought it was disgusting and felt sick.

There are a proposed 30 servings in this large see through container, I hope so as the ingredients only filled up to the top of the label so only ¾’s full which is a bit of a cheek considering the price! I followed the instructions of one scoop and used water. After a good shake in a sealed shaker beaker I drank the semi thick liquid. It smells quite chocolatey and there were small lumps floating on the top. The liquid has a hint of aniseed or maybe liquorice and after three swallows I had to stop. The flavor left a strange taste on my tongue and if I had to drink it I would but certainly not through choice. In a strange way maybe you lose weight because the flavor puts you off food.

Where Can I Buy This Product?

You can buy this product from the Bootea official website (www.bootea.com) and Amazon. We believe that is can also be purchased from multiple other supplement retailers.

Our Conclusion.

To conclude our Bootea Shake review, we believe that it has its positives and negatives. While the shake can be useful for those willing to stick to a VLCD (very low calorie diet), the formula itself is nothing too groundbreaking – the Bootea Shake is essentially just a whey protein concentrate shake with added Green Tea, for a shake that costs £33.99, that’s a little disappointing.

As with most meal replacement weight loss shakes, you get out what you put in; if you genuinely have the determination and resolve to stick to the diet plan, then there’s no reason you won’t see gradual weight loss over a period of 8-12 weeks.

Kath Ross, PhD
Health Editor at DietProbe
Kathryn is a Ph.D Health Editor here at DietProbe. She specializes in diabetes and weight control research and in her spare time she's a professional cat lady and wine connoisseur!