ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott announced that Ensure Plus now has 16g of protein, which is 75% more protein than Ensure Original. The company added that it includes essential nutrients to support immune health.
By 2050, more than 1 in 5 adults will be over the age of 65. Age and health conditions can often affect weight, strength and energy levels in older adults. Protein is a critical nutrient that supports not only strength and energy, but also immune health and is used by the body in recovery from health setbacks and other functions.
“All our work at Abbott is rooted in science,” said Steve Hertzler, nutrition scientist with Abbott. “Protein is a critical nutrient that supports both immune and overall health, which is important for individuals who need help gaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Now, Ensure Plus has 16 grams of protein to help adults meet their health goals – in addition to its complete and balanced nutrition that includes essential vitamins and minerals for immune health.”
For those adults who need help gaining and maintaining a healthy weight, it can be hard to get enough of the nutrients needed from diet alone. Now, Ensure Plus has 16 g of protein, is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, C, D, and E, plus zinc – and can help provide the nutrients needed to help meet health goals and support immune health.
The new formulation is now available in stores nationwide in five flavors – Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Dark Chocolate and Butter Pecan. Ensure Plus is available online or in-store at retailers, such as Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS and Walgreens. $10.99 SRP for a 6-pack.