Frequently Asked Questions

Ensure® Life

What is the age-range of the individual for whom Ensure® Life is suitable?

Ensure® Life is suitable for adults aged 18 years old and above.

Can Ensure® Life be a meal replacement?

Yes, Ensure® Life is nutritionally complete and balanced. Hence, it can be used as a supplement with or between meals, or as a meal replacement. It is also suitable for tube feeding.

Is this product suitable for vegetarians?

Ensure® products are suitable for vegetarians who do include milk in their diet (lacto-vegetarians). Please read the ingredient list to decide if the product is suitable for your personal diet preference.

Does Ensure® Life Wheat (or other flavours) contain a mixture of wheat and milk powder?

Ensure® Life Wheat does contain ingredients from milk. However, it does not contain wheat. It is lactose and gluten free. This is true of Ensure® Life with other flavors as well.

Is Ensure® Life suitable for people with diabetes?

Ensure® Life is designed for individuals without diabetes. Another Abbott Nutrition product line, Glucerna®, is specifically designed for people with diabetes, as it contains a blend of slowly digested carbohydrate and, has a low Glycemic Index (GI).

Is Ensure® Life suitable for people with cancer?

Yes. Ensure® Life is an excellent source of nutritional calories, that can support the higher energy needs of people with cancer. It also provides HMB; plus high-quality protein that supports muscle tissue building. Another Abbott nutrition product, ProSure®, is specially formulated for people at risk of or experiencing cancer-induced weight loss. It has an energy-dense, high protein formulation enriched with 1.1g of EPA^ per serving.

^EPA: EicosaPentaenoic Acid (an Omega-3 fatty acid derived from fish oil)

Is Ensure® Life sweet?

Ensure® Life has a pleasant sweet taste. Ensure® Life in Vanilla, Wheat and Coffee flavours has only 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per 230ml serve. This is less than the sugar content of our common favourite fruits such as medium sized-apples, pears and peaches! Sugar is added into Ensure® Life to improve the taste of this nutrient-dense, complete and balanced nutrition supplement, so you can enjoy all of its delicious goodness.

Is Ensure® Life suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Life is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

What is the difference between Ensure® Life and Ensure® Plus?

Both Ensure® Life and Ensure® Plus provide complete, balanced nutrition. However, Ensure® Plus is a ready-to-drink oral nutritional supplement while Ensure® Life is a powder that needs to be mixed with water before consumption. Ensure® Plus is also more energy dense compared to Ensure® Life. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® Plus   Ensure® Life 
Serving size   200 ml  230 ml  
Energy, kcal  300   262 
Protein, g   12.5  10.5  
Fiber, g 0   2.5 
HMB, g   0  0.74  
Flavours Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry, Neutral   Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Dairy Alternative in Almond flavour 

What is the difference between Ensure® Nutrivigor and Ensure® Life?

Both Ensure® Life and Ensure® Nutrivigor provide complete, balanced nutrition with HMB; plus protein that supports muscle tissue building. However, Ensure® Nutrivigor delivers more HMB, but less protein per serving compared to Ensure® Life. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® NutriVigor  Ensure® Life  
Serving size  230 ml  230 ml
Energy, kcal 231   262
Protein, g  8.61  10.5  
HMB, g   1.51 0.74
Fiber, g   1.68  2.5 
Vitamin D, IU   130   310  
Total Sugar, g   9.64   7.58  
Flavours  Vanilla   Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Dairy Alternative in Almond flavour  

What is the difference between Ensure® Regular and Ensure® Life?

Both Ensure® Regular and Ensure® Life provide complete, balanced nutrition. However, Ensure® Life has higher level of Vitamin D and protein that supports muscle tissure building. Ensure® Life also contains fiber and HMB while Ensure® Regular do not. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® Regular  Ensure® Life 
Serving size 250
230 ml
Energy, kcal 251  262 
Protein, g 8.9  10.5 
Fiber, g  0  2.5 
HMB, g   0
0.74 
Vitamin D, IU  53  310 
Flavours  Vanilla  Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Almond 

Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative

What is the age-range of the individual for whom Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is suitable?

Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is suitable for adults aged 18 years old and above.

Can Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative be a meal replacement?

Yes, Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is nutritionally complete and balance. Hence, it can be used as a supplement with or between meals, or as a meal replacement. It is also suitable for tube feeding.

Is this product suitable for vegetarians?

Ensure® products are suitable for vegetarians who do include milk in their diet (lacto-vegetarians). Please read the ingredient list to decide if the product is suitable for your personal diet preference.

Does Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative (or other flavours) contain a mixture of wheat and milk powder?

No, Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative does not contain wheat and it is gluten free. Similarly, for other flavours of Ensure® Life, they only contain their respective flavourings.

Is Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative suitable for people with diabetes?

Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is designed for individuals without diabetes. Another Abbott Nutrition product line, Glucerna®, is specifically designed for people with diabetes, as it contains a blend of slowly digested carbohydrate and, has a low Glycemic Index (GI).

Is Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative suitable for people with cancer?

Yes. Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is an excellent source of nutritional calories, that can support the higher energy needs of people with cancer. It also provides HMB; plus high-quality protein that supports muscle tissue building. Another Abbott nutrition product, ProSure®, is specially formulated for people at risk of or experiencing cancer-induced weight loss. It has an energy-dense, high protein formulation enriched with 1.1g of EPA^ per serving.

^EPA: EicosaPentaenoic Acid (an Omega-3 fatty acid derived from fish oil)

Is Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative sweet?

Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative has a pleasant sweet taste. Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative has only 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per 230ml serve. This is less than the sugar content of our common favourite fruits such as medium sized-apples, pears and peaches! Sugar is added into Ensure® Life to improve the taste of this nutrient-dense, complete and balanced nutrition supplement, so you can enjoy all of its delicious goodness.

Is Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

What is the difference between Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative and Ensure® Plus?

Both Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative and Ensure® Plus provide complete, balanced nutrition. However, Ensure® Plus is a ready-to-drink oral nutritional supplement while Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative is a powder that needs to be mixed with water before consumption. Ensure® Plus is also more energy dense compared to Ensure® Life Dairy Alternative. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® Plus   Ensure® Life 
Serving size   200 ml  230 ml  
Energy, kcal  300   262 
Protein, g   12.5  10.5  
Fiber, g 0   2.5 
HMB, g   0  0.74  
Flavours Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry, Neutral   Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Dairy Alternative in Almond flavour 

Ensure® NutriVigor  

What is the difference between Ensure® Nutrivigor and Ensure® Life?

Both Ensure® Life and Ensure® Nutrivigor provide complete, balanced nutrition with HMB; plus protein that supports muscle tissue building. However, Ensure® Nutrivigor delivers more HMB, but less protein per serving compared to Ensure® Life. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® NutriVigor  Ensure® Life  
Serving size  230 ml  230 ml
Energy, kcal 231   262
Protein, g  8.61  10.5  
HMB, g   1.51 0.74
Fiber, g   1.68  2.5 
Vitamin D, IU   130   310  
Total Sugar, g   9.64   7.58  
Flavours  Vanilla   Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Dairy Alternative in Almond flavour  

Is Ensure® Nutrivigor suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Nutrivigor is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

Ensure® Gold

Is Ensure® Gold suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Gold is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

Is Ensure® Gold suitable for people with cancer?

Yes. Ensure® Gold is an excellent source of nutritional calories, that can support the higher energy needs of people with cancer. It also provides HMB; plus high-quality protein that supports muscle tissue building. Another Abbott nutrition product, ProSure®, is specially formulated for people at risk of or experiencing cancer-induced weight loss. It has an energy-dense, high protein formulation enriched with 1.1g of EPA^ per serving.

 

Ensure® Max Protein

Is Ensure® Max Protein suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Max Protein is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

How many servings of Ensure Max Protein are recommended per day?

1-2 per day. Ensure® Max Protein can be used as a convenient on-the-go snack or to increase protein intake with meals.

Ensure® Plus

Is Ensure® Plus suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Plus is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

What is the difference between Ensure® Life and Ensure® Plus?

Both Ensure® Life and Ensure® Plus provide complete, balanced nutrition. However, Ensure® Plus is a ready-to-drink oral nutritional supplement while Ensure® Life is a powder that needs to be mixed with water before consumption. Ensure® Plus is also more energy dense compared to Ensure® Life. See the chart below for more details.

  Ensure® Plus   Ensure® Life 
Serving size   200 ml  230 ml  
Energy, kcal  300   262 
Protein, g   12.5  10.5  
Fiber, g 0   2.5 
HMB, g   0  0.74  
Flavours Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Raspberry, Neutral   Vanilla, Wheat, Coffee, Chocolate, Strawberry, Dairy Alternative in Almond flavour 

Ensure® Liquid

Is Ensure® Liquid suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Liquid is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

Ensure® Compact

Is Ensure® Compact suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Compact is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.

Ensure® Plus Advance

Is Ensure® Plus Advance suitable for seniors above 70?

Yes, Ensure® Plus Advance is suitable for healthy older adults and is to be used as part of a well-balanced diet within daily energy needs. Consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Ensure® into your diet.