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Abbott introduces Ensure Complete shakes
October 30th, 2012
ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has rolled out Ensure Complete shakes, designed to provide multiple nutritional benefits in one beverage to help adults complement their diet and reach their health goals.
The company said Tuesday that Ensure Complete shakes offer four-in-one nutrition that provides targeted muscle, heart, immune system and bone support.
Ensure Complete nutritional shakes come in chocolate and vanilla flavors and are suitable for gluten-free and lactose-intolerant diets.
Abbott noted that Ensure Complete shakes feature its proprietary ingredient Revigor, a source of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), an amino-acid metabolite, and 13 grams of protein to help protect, preserve and promote muscle health. The company added that Revigor, in combination with protein, can help rebuild muscle by helping to stabilize muscle cells and slowing protein breakdown while promoting the production of new muscle tissue.
Ensure Complete also has omega 3s to support heart health, prebiotics and antioxidants (vitamins C, E and selenium) to support the immune system, and calcium and vitamin D for bone support.
Overall, Ensure Complete provides 24 essential vitamins and minerals, along with 350 calories to help gain or maintain a healthy weight when a normal diet may not be enough, according to Abbott.
"It's not always possible to get all the nutrients needed through a typical diet, and complete nutrition is important, particularly as someone is recovering from a health setback," stated Christine Steele, director of science, innovation and education, research and development at Abbott. "To provide nutritional support for adults, Abbott introduced Ensure Complete as a good source of nutrition to help meet dietary needs by contributing to muscle, heart, immune system and bone health. This four-in-one nutrition also makes Ensure Complete a great option for helping adults stay active and strong as they age."
Ensure Complete nutrition shakes are available nationwide in four-packs of 8-fluid-ounce bottles, for a suggested retail price of $9.99 at pharmacies, grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchants.