Ensure comes in five flavors and is useful for people who are underweight, post surgery or ill. The supplement has no lactose. They are a complete and balanced product and are 8 ounces. The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, butter pecan, coffee latte and strawberry.Other uses for the ensure nutritional supplement would be to gain strength during cancer treatments, help boost energy and take as a snack. The ensure shake can be used as a snack or a meal replacement. They are low in both cholesterol and saturated fat content.
Each shake has 6 grams of fat, and satisfies 18 percent of the protein daily requirement as well as 12 percent of the potassium daily requirement. The shake provides 250 calories.
For the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as hospital patients that may have difficulty eating solid foods, ensure shakes are often given by dieticians due to the high vitamin and mineral content. Also for those that are lactose intolerance, there is no milk so it is a safe alternative.