- Ensure Compact Strawberry
- Other Information
Ensure Plus Compact is a 125 ml, ready-to-drink, nutritionally complete* oral nutritional supplement for people with, or at risk of developing, disease-related malnutrition. Its small volume has been specially developed for people who have difficulty drinking larger volumes or who have a poor appetite. Each easy-to-open Ensure Compact bottle1 provides 300 kcal (2.4 kcal/ml) and 13 g of protein. Ensure Compact is available in 3 delicious flavours; banana, strawberry and vanilla.
Ensure Compact is best served chilled and it also tastes great when served as a warm drink. However, it should never be boiled as this can destroy some of the much-needed nutrients.
Malnutrition and weight loss occurs when the body is not getting enough of the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy and it can develop if a person stops eating properly, cannot eat at all, or if the body needs more nutrients than normal (e.g. due to infection or disease). Malnutrition can occur from some of these condition/infections: Mental health condition/ Depression,Ulcerative colitis,Dementia,Vomiting / diarrhoea,Eating disorder / Anorexia nervosa/ Bulimia, Food Poisoning,Cancer/ Oncology,Cow’s Milk Allergy,Critical Care/ ICU,Cystic Fibrosis,Diabetes,Epilepsy,Failure to thrive/ Faltering growth, Kidney/ Renal Disease,Liver Disease/ Cirrhosis, Malabsorption/ Maldigestion,Malnutrition/Undernutrition, Pre & Post surgery, Respiratory Disease, Swallowing Problems, Dysphasia, Weight Loss in older adults, Would healing,Throat Reflux, Paediatric-Malnutrition, Gastrointestinal (GI) Intolerance, Stroke, Coma ,Bedsores, Phenylketonuria ,Digestive problems, and Dehydration. Malnutrition can have an impact on both physical and mental health; symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and a lack of energy.
Patients can overcome malnutrition and involentary weight loss or maintaining nutrients by consulting a nutritionist to determin the level of malnutrition. There are various way to overcome weightloss. These include nutritional food with additional nutrients, adding snacks to increase nutritional or energy intake, adding extra calories to food. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) such as Ensure Plus can be a simple way to obtain extra nutrition. In some cases, additional or full nutrition may be given via a feeding tube.
• In patients receiving some medications there may be a risk of drug nutrient interactions. Careful prescribing and monitoring practices will serve to reduce the risk (please refer to pharmacist).
• Do not make any additions to the feed without consulting your pharmacist or dietitian.
• Many nutritional products contain sucrose and other sugars. It is important for patients who are taking supplements as sip feeds to observe good oral hygiene. It is suggested that patients consult with their dentist for further advice.
• When feeding to patients with dysphagia, please thicken the product as appropriate.
• Not for parenteral (intravenous) use.
• Do not use in children under 1 year of age. Use with caution in children under 6 years of age.
• Not for use in galactosaemia.
• Suitable for people with diabetes provided that routine glucose checks are performed.
Water, maltodextrin, corn syrup, sucrose, milk protein isolate, canola oil, calcium and sodium caseinates (milk protein), corn oil, soy protein isolate, flavouring, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, stabilisers: E460, E466, E418, emulsifier: E322 (soy lecithin), magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, vitamin C, potassium phosphate, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, vitamin E, niacin, citric acid, manganese sulphate, calcium pantothenate, copper sulphate, vitamin B6, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin A, beta-carotene, folic acid, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenate, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12
Note: All information based on vanilla flavour. Some minor differences exist between flavours.
Ensure Plus is suitable for individuals who find is difficult to consume solid foods or do not feel like eating, a likely after-effect of illness or surgery. However, it is at this point that your body needs good nutrition and Ensure Plus is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals and calories for patients who require a liquid nutritional supplement. Ensure Plus can be purchased without a prescription, although NutriDrinks would recommend visiting a GP before purchase if you are unsure. Individuals who can benefit the most from Ensure Plus are those suffering from illnesses, recovering from surgery, individuals with a weakened immune system or those experiencing undesired weight loss.
Why you need a nutritious supplement like Ensure Compact?
In general, healthy men require approximately 2500 calories each day to
maintain their body weight, with women requiring approximately 2000.
Food intake can decline for a variety of reasons, such as poor appetite, swallowing problems and side effects of medicines. As a result of being unwell or having a reduced appetite, you may be struggling to eat enough to meet your full nutritional requirements. This is why you may have been recommended to take an oral nutritional supplement.
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy, protein, vitamins and minerals that you would normally get from a full healthy diet to help you cope better with
your illness and recover quicker.
They can be useful short term if your appetite is poor and you can't manage to take in enough nourishment. You can use them to replace a meal or to boost your calorie intake between meals. Oral nutritional supplement may provide, maintain, or improve nutritional status in patients with or at risk for malnutrition and involuntary weight look.
Why is Ensure Compact popular?
Ensure Plus is popular for a number of reasons including it being nutritionally balanced, ready to drink, great tasting and the fact in contains 50% more calories than other supplement drinks. This is important as some conditions can increase the body’s need for energy and Ensure Plus can safely promote weight gain, particularly when taken as part of a balanced diet. Furthermore, Ensure Plus is available in a variety of flavours and styles.
Does Ensure Compact contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals?
Ensure Plus can provide your body with ‘balanced’ nutrition. It is nutritionally complete and contains essential and non-essential vitamins and minerals. Ensure Plus can therefore be used as a sole source of nutrition (if prescribed) or as part of a balanced diet. Ensure Plus is ideal for those at nutritional risk who may require a high calorie balanced nutritional drink supplement.
Can Ensure Compact help me gain weight?
Ensure Plus is high in protein and provides 330 calories per bottle of Ensure Plus. This milkshake style supplement drink can be used by patients who struggle to gain weight as part of a balanced diet. Any type of food or liquid which contains calories can help individual gain weight. Ensure Plus drink supplement is an easy way to introduce more calories in to your diet and help gain weight as each Ensure Plus contains 330 calories.
Can Ensure Compact help me lose weight?
Ensure Plus can be used as a meal replacement supplement in the short term and also as a maintenance product to help maintain and/or lose weight. If Ensure Plus is being used for weight loss then total daily caloric intake should always be considered as ultimately the number of calories consumed plays a determining factor in weight gain and weight loss. Ensure Plus milkshake can keep individuals feeling fuller for longer, especially if they have a reduced appetite.
Why is Ensure Compact high in protein?
Ensure Plus is high in protein to aid in tissue maintenance and repair. As a prescribed weight gain supplement drink for individuals who are recovering from surgery and or illnesses , protein is vital in strengthening the recovery process and helping tissue repair.
Does Ensure Compact contain fibre, lactose or gluten?
Ensure Plus milkshake does not contain fibre, lactose or gluten and is suitable for individuals who may have an allergic reaction to either.
Ensure Plus Fibre contains added fibre for patients requiring additional fibre.
Does Ensure Compact taste nice?
Ensure Plus has recently been reformulated to taste even better then before ! The NutriDrinks team are happy to report that all flavours have been tried and tested by the team and we are happy to drink them as part of a balanced diet. Ensure Plus is delicious in flavour and filling in nature. The perfect supplement drink for those who require a few extra calories or patients who find it difficult to digest solids. Thumbs up from NutriDrinks!
Is Ensure Compact easy to prepare?
Ensure Plus is a ready to drink milkshake style drink which requires no preparation, just open the lid , peel back the foil and enjoy!
Is Ensure available in a powder form?
Ensure Powder - Enshake
Ensure is available as a powder supplement which is ideal for individuals who are traveling and are unable to carry excess amounts of liquid supplement such as Ensure Plus. Ensure powder form is nutritionally complete providing balanced nutrition for individuals who may require a source of additional supplementation due to an inconsistent/modified diet.
Enshake, an Ensure powder supplement is high in calories, providing 600 calories per serving (of 240ml) and can be mixed with a variety of liquids including milk and water.
Enshake can be used to gain weight in a similar way to Ensure Plus and is available direct from NutriDrinks.co.uk in a variety of flavours including Enshake Vanilla and Enshake Strawberry.
When can I use Ensure Plus?
Ensure Plus is a supplement drink which is very high in protein and energy providing over 300 calories in each 220ml serving. In addition to all the calories, Ensure Plus is enriched with all the nutrients required to provide a balanced supplement drink which is healthy and safe to consume. Ensure Plus can be used as part of a balanced diet or if prescribed, as a source of sole nutrition.
Individuals who find it difficult to gain weight may consider using Ensure Plus as a way of introducing additional calories in to their diet. This delicious milkshake drink, available from NutriDrinks can be used as a weight gain supplement drink with meals or as a snack in-between meals. Ensure Plus can help individuals gain weight though it is advised that they continue with their balanced diet of three meals per day and consider drinking a bottle of Ensure Plus Milkshake throughout the day.
How much Ensure Plus should I drink?
If you are using Ensure Plus as a sole source of nutrition or recovering from surgery or illness then it is recommended that you visit your local GP. For individuals using Ensure Plus as a weight gain drink it is advisable to start with consuming one bottle of Ensure Plus in the morning which should help increase your appetite. If one bottle is not enough then the dosage can be increased to suit the individual.
Do you have to drink Ensure Plus in one sitting?
Ensure Plus does not have to be consumed in one sitting. For those individuals who find it difficult to consume the whole serving at once it is fine to drink Ensure Plus over a period of time , just close the lid and carry on with it later!
Note: it is advisable that once the seal has been broken to store the remainder in the fridge. Although there are no official guidelines on storage after opening, NutriDrinks have found that the product should be consumed within 48 hours of opening. Definitely drink it cold once opened.
Do you have to keep Ensure Plus in the fridge?
Ensure Plus can be kept in the fridge although this is not necessary. Ensure Plus nutritional drinks can be kept at and ambient temperature and usually have a minimum shelf life of 3 months. It is advisable to store Ensure Plus away from direct sunlight.
Can I heat Ensure Plus?
All Abbott nutritional drinks can be heated to make a warm drink. (Do not allow the feed to boil).Products should be consumed within one hour after heating. Any product not consumed should be discarded.
Is Ensure Plus free from nuts and nut oils?
Yes, Ensure Plus is free from nuts and nut oils however please note that this does not include coconut or coconut oils.
Is Ensure Plus suitable for vegetarians?
Ensure plus is suitable for vegetarians, with the exception of the following products: ProSure and Oxepa, which contain fish oil.
Is Ensure Plus suitable for patients with diabetes?
Yes,however it is recommended that oral nutritional supplements should be consumed slowly (over at least a 20-25 minute period) and be evenly spaced throughout the day.It is advised medical supervision and advice should always be sought from a dietitian or doctor on which oral nutritional supplement or tube feed is most suitable to meet individual requirements.
What if I dont like the taste of Ensure Plus?
There are many way you can use Ensure Plus to make it palletable. Ensure plus can be used in meals or desserts or you can create delicious smoothies or milkshakes. Nutritional supplements are usually taken in between meals, or can be used as an ingredient in a meal. Most taste best chilled and can even be frozen and served as a dessert or ice lolly. Many flavours of Ensure Plus can also be served warm, such as the chocolate flavour Ensure® Plus (do not boil these products).
What Alternatives are there to Ensure Plus by Abbott Nutrition?
Ensure Plus Milkshake is the most popular of the Abbott Nutrition drink supplements. However, there is a range of delicious supplements which might be more beneficial depending on an individuals requirements. These include:
Ensure Plus Yoghurt
Ensure Plus Yoghurt is based on the same formulation of Ensure Plus Milkshake, being high in energy, protein, calories and nutritionally complete. This unique yoghurt style texture is tasty and available in Orange Burst, Pineapple Twist and Strawberry Swirl direct from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure Plus Fibre
Ensure Plus Fibre contains 320 calories per 200ml and is enriched in fibre and prebiotics making it ideal to maintain normal bowel function. Available in a range of flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure Plus Juce
Ensure Plus Juce is a fat free version of Ensure Plus Milkshake , ideal for patients who require a low fat diet or have difficulties in absorbing fat based products. Ensure Plus Juce is high in calories and is nutritionally balanced. Available in a range of flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure Plus Savoury
Ensure Plus Savoury contains 375 calories per 240ml can, a suitable supplement drink for individuals requiring a savoury option. Ensure Plus can is also fibre free, ideal for individuals unable to tolerate dietary fibre. Available in chicken and mushroom flavours, direct from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure Plus Creme
Ensure Plus Creme is a pudding containing 175 calories per pot. Frequently used as a texture alternative or as a snack for individuals with a poor appetite, Ensure Plus Creme can be used as part of a balanced diet. Available in a range of flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure TwoCal is rich is calories, containing 400 calories per 200ml serving making it more calorie rich than Ensure Plus. Ensure TwoCal is suitable for patients who have an increased need for calories. Available in a range of flvaours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Ensure is the entry level product for the range and contains a minimum of 250 calories per 250ml can. Ensure is a ready to drink supplement , rich in vitamins and minerals containing no dietary fibre. Available in a range of three flavours from NutriDrinks.co.uk
Enshake is extraordinarily rich in calories providing 600 calories per powdered sachet, making Enshake the highest caloric product in the Ensure range. Enshake is gluten and fibre free but rich in protein and fat. Enshake has a rich and creamy texture when mixed with milk or cream and is available from NutriDrinks.co.uk in a range of flavours.
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• Disease-related malnutrition
• Total gastrectomy
• Short bowel syndrome
• Bowel fistulae
• Intractable malabsorption
• Pre-operative preparation of patients who are malnourished
• Proven inflammatory bowel disease
Storage and Directions for use
• Store unopened at room temperature.
• Ready for use. Open immediately prior to use.
• Shake well before use.
• Best served chilled unless bolus feeding is indicated, in which case the product should be administered at room temperature.
• May also be served as warm drinks. Do not boil. • Ensure Plus range bottles will attach to all Abbott Nutrition giving sets.
• Once opened, unused product should be resealed and stored in a refrigerator. Unused contents should be discarded after 24 hours.
• Date and time of opening can be recorded on the lid sticker.