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Ensure Review - Does This Diet Shake Work? Are bad taste and low protein levels deal breakers?

PUBLISHED: 01/08/2016 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
Editor's Review: 2.6 / 5.0

71WGnxobgCL._SL1500_Why is it that so few diet products are backed by science? Let’s find out once and for all if Ensure is one of the good ones. We created a comprehensive review, examining the side effects, ingredients, clinical studies and level of customer service. Moreover, we spent some time reading through user experiences we found online. Lastly, we summed up and condensed to give you the bottom line.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Ensure with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need To Know

First off, Ensure is a prepackaged nutritional shake that is ready-to-drink. It is made by Abbott Laboratories and comes in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan and coffee latte. It is intended to provide daily nutrition, boost energy levels and function as a low-calorie alternative to fatty meals. Each serving provides 220 calories, 9 grams of protein, 26 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as 25% of your daily B vitamins. As such, you may be able to lose weight if you use this instead of eating traditionally.

Ensure has been available since 1973 and can be purchased in common supermarkets and drugstores. This shake is easy to consume on-the-go and it’s fine for people of all ages, but read on…

Bad Taste – “Yucky?”

The first thing you must consider with Ensure ingredients is the taste. “If dieters cannot drink a product that is supposed to provide nutrition, that can be a huge problem,” says our Research Editor. “There are far too many complaints about this to ignore.”

One customer commented, “This flavor was gross though. It tastes absolutely nothing like coffee or any other known flavor for that matter. The person who said sidewalk chalk – not a bad comparison.”

“I don’t really like the taste. I ended up holding my breath while drinking it to avoid tasting it. It tastes artificial,” said another user.

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Low Protein Levels – “Another Concern”

Each bottle/serving of Ensure only proves nine grams of protein, which is quite small in comparison to most comparable bars and shakes. In fact, one customer stated, “Only 9 grams of protein? Really? No thanks!”

Another said, “I’ll stick with my protein powder. It tastes better too.”

The research we’ve conducted has shown if there is one specific aspect of a diet shake or weight-loss program that is very burdensome (a painful/difficult exercise routine, bad taste, low protein levels) the likelihood of prolonged success is slim. So, if the dieter can’t keep it down and it doesn’t provide sufficient nutrition, that could be a big problem.

The Science – “Valid?”

At DietSpotlight, we really prefer to see documented clinical research that supports the diet product or pill and how it helps the dieter lose more. As for Ensure nutritional shakes, we could not locate any published studies or science that links this product to weight-loss. That leaves us up in the air with this one.

The Bottom Line – Does Ensure Work?

So, what do we have to say at the end of this review? We are excited to see that there are numerous Ensure flavors to choose from. You should note that this shake contains 15 grams of sugar per serving, which is not the best option when you are trying to lose weight. Combine that with the fact that clinical research does not support this formula over other nutritional drinks and we’re left skeptical about recommending it. Furthermore, there are plenty of customer complaints about the taste.

Dieters that wish to shed more pounds and really trim up, we advise you to consider a diet shake or weight-loss pill that is supported by solid clinical studies, does not taste unpleasant and is backed by all sorts of positive user reviews.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a special blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in documented scientific studies to help ignite metabolism and encourage more fat loss. We have not seen any complaints of adverse effects and dieter feedback around the web indicates people are seeing substantial results.

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What You Should Know

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Ensure is a meal replacement drink designed to provide nutrition and prevent hunger by offering a nutrient-fortified shake, now available in various flavors and five different shakes for a dieter's individual needs. Each type of drink claims to contain enough nutrients equal to one missed meal, and will also fight off hunger pangs while providing nutritional support, ranging from fiber to protein. Flavors range from strawberry to creamy milk chocolate, and can be purchased online or through major retailers such as Wal-Mart or Target. Ensure tends to be a bit expensive, but claims to be a worthy choice for consumers seeking a nutritional supplement. It does not claim to be a weight loss supplement, however, but it is sometimes used for that purpose. Supplementing a diet with meal replacement shakes is often debated for its safety, and some say that replacing a nutritious meal with a replacement shake is not always the safest route. Additionally, meal replacement shakes often contain chemicals and too little nutritional and naturally-derived ingredients. Let's evaluate how nutritious Ensure is, and if it will provide any dietary benefits.

Ingredients

Ensure's original drink contains U-D Water, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Oil, Cocoa Powder, Soy Protein Concentrate, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Chloride, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferric Phosphate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Magenesium Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, Biotin, Sodium Molbdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin, Phylloquinone, and Vitamin D3. We did do a bit more research on Ensure Ingredients.

Product Features

Ensure claims to contain nutritional ingredients which aid a person's normal diet, but the ingredients contained are mostly synthetic or chemical substances with little proven benefits for dieters. The actual nutrients -- namely, Vitamin A and Vitamin D3 -- are also listed in the lower half on the ingredient list, indicating it is used in smaller doses in comparison to the rest of the ingredients. These ingredients, if used in larger doses, may have provided nutritional benefits to dieters who are not able to eat a sensible plan, but the lower dosage may lessen these benefits. Furthermore, any diet-related benefits could not be located. It appears Ensure may match the caloric content of an average meal (say, 300 calories or so) but as a nutritional supplement, may not contain the amount dieters may desire for optimum nutrition.

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Advantages

  • Is widely available in retail stores and on the internet.
  • Comes in a variety of flavors and fortified types for individual needs.

Disadvantages

  • Contains a lot of chemically-derived and synthetic ingredients.
  • Does not appear to contain a sufficient amount of nutritional ingredients.
  • Can be expensive if used daily.

Conclusion

Ensure is a popular nutritional supplement that is used to replace a normal meal, but as a dietary supplement may not provide enough benefits for dieters. Still, it does come in a variety of palatable flavors that may help dieters for short term support.

Ensure FAQ:

We summarized hundreds of user comments about Ensure into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Ensure?

Some potential side effects of Ensure include constipation, diarrhea and upset stomach.

What are the ingredients in Ensure?

The ingredients in Ensure are water, corn maltodextrin, sugar, milk protein concentrate, soy oil, soy protein isolate, sucromalt, cocoa powder, canola oil, corn oil, magnesium phosphate, potassium citrate, cellulose gel, natural & artificial flavor, potassium chloride, sodium citrate, calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, choline chloride, ascorbic acid, cellulose gum, monoglycerides, soy lecithin, carrageenan, potassium hydroxide, liquid sucralose, ferric orthophosphate, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, acesulfame potassium, zinc sulfate, niacinamide, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, cupric sulfate, vitamin a palmitate, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid, chromium chloride, biotin, sodium molybdate, sodium selenate, potassium iodide, cyanocobalamin, phylloquinone and vitamin d3.

Does Ensure work?

There’s no scientific research proving Ensure will help dieters lose weight. We did find science to back adding protein to a diet, but nothing that’s just about Ensure. You may want to consider thinking about replacing Ensure with a supplement like Leptigen, which consists of ingredients shown in clinical research to help with weight-loss.

How much does Ensure cost?

Ensure costs $37.99 for a case of 24 on the official website. Several online retailers sell the product for discounted rates.

How should I take Ensure?

You should drink one Ensure shake per day. If you are wanting to lose weight, the company recommends replacing a meal with an Ensure shake.

Can I take Ensure if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, people taking prescription medications of any kind or under 18 years of age should consult with a healthcare professional prior to using any dietary supplement, including Ensure.

What do users like about Ensure?

Some users liked that Ensure was affordable and that the product was available on the official website.

What do users NOT like about Ensure?

We found that some users didn’t like the taste of Ensure and that the supplement wasn’t an effective weight-loss product.

How do I contact the Ensure customer service department?

You can contact the customer service department by mailing the corporate headquarters at Abbott Laboratories 100 Abbott Park Rd. Abbott Park, IL 60064-3500, using the customer feedback form or by calling a representative at 1-224-667-6100.

How much protein is in Ensure?

Each serving of Ensure contains 9g of protein.

How much sugar is in a serving of Ensure?

Each serving of Ensure contains 15g of sugar.

Does Ensure come with a guarantee?

Ensure comes with a guarantee. You have 30 days to return the product to receive a full refund.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Ensure?

There are special deals and discounts on Ensure when you purchase the product from the official website. You will receive a 10% discount and free shipping on purchases. However, the last several months have been a whirlwind with our readers taking advantage of Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a try.

118 User Reviews About Ensure

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  • 1
    Vlad

    Is it good to drink the ensure plus 6 times a day?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    It can be drunken daily however the servings change depending on the particular bottle you buy. Inspect the nutrition label for servings amount.

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  • 2
    Vicky

    Hi my mom is 55 years of age can she have ensure as a supplement.

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Vicky, if her doctor approves. Best to ask.

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  • 3
    waleed ahmed

    Is ensure good for weight gain?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Hi Waleed. Several dieters seem to think so.

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  • 4
    Shofika

    Can ensure be drinken by 19 year old girls?if not what are the side effects and other than that what drink can be preferred?

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    Arnold (Editor)

    Hello Shofika, you should be fine drinking it at your age. We haven’t encountered many dieters experiencing adverse effects. Are you trying to gain weight?

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  • 5
    Ali

    Will it help in man sexual life?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Ali. Ensure is not intended has a sexual aid.

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    Arnold (Editor)

    Ali, ensure does not claim to promote male sexual health or vitality. Browse our Testosterone reviews for a better alternative.

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  • 6
    NC

    Get him off that garbage immediately. Does he have cancer? Any cancer can be treated, full stop. Ensure has lots of sugar and other trash that only makes any health problem worse.

    Give him real, fresh food and be strict about it. CBD oil is excellent, or even turmeric root literally kills cancer cells (if that’s his case).

    Either take my word or take a potentially idiotic risk. Why accept what some doctor says when you can take on your own fate? If you tell yourself you’re going to die, you will. I’ve seen too many people die unnecessarily simply because they were not open-minded enough to see that mainstream medicine is garbage.

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  • 7
    sed

    Only his doctor can say for sure.

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  • 8
    B.Anderson

    I will be 66 soon and am wondering what is available.ENsure has a chalky taste and do not like it.I am tired all the time and no energy.To me it would get NO rating;

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    NC

    Just eat real food. Lots of good, fresh, organic vegetables and fruit. That is probably the best way. Occasional juicing is a really good way to get energy boosts. There are many natural remedies for low energy out there.

    Ensure is poison and a cancer fuel (sugar). Just look at the ingredients. It’s nothing but a scam.

    Take it from someone who learned the hard way. There is no reason to replace natural solutions with half-hearted attempts to screw people over.

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  • 9
    Sandhya

    Hi, now only I starting to drink ensure, bcz so slim. Does ensure I’ll give weight gain or not?

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Sandhya. Ensure is meant to cause you to gain weight.

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  • 10
    Casey

    I just bought Ensure Plus (to help gain or maintain a healthy weight) nothing has ever worked before. But Enure does

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  • 11
    Musarrat Khan

    what are the side effects if ensure powder is used from the tin opened for more than 3 weeks?

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Musarrat, ingesting expired supplements can be dangerous. Please make sure the product is not expired and that your doctor agrees it is safe for you.

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Musarrat, for detailed product information and expiration dates, please refer to the container’s label.

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  • 12
    Your Name

    just bought ensure cause i lost lot of weight will it help me gaining my weight back

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    Stephen (Editor)

    It may very well do that but be sure to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.

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  • 13
    Molebogeng

    Can I use ensure while breastfeeding?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure if your are breastfeeding.

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  • 14
    Deanna Jolly

    Already constipated due to pain meds and antibiotics. Will my regular ensure drink make it worse?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Deanna. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it will not make your constipation worse.

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  • 15
    Aj

    Can i drink ensure plus? Im 17 yrs old

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi, Aj. Most diet products are meant for people 18 and over but ask your doctor to be sure.

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  • 16
    Greg

    Hi I use six scoops twice a day mixed with water, I have been in ensure since 2013 due to major surgery. I want to know if there’s long term use issues. I expect to be on the powder for the rest of my life. I have no appetite, the mirphine makes me nauseous, so I have to drink eat ensure to stay alive.

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  • 17
    s l raina

    i have high triglycerides. can i take Ensure gold

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it is safe for you to use.

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  • 18
    aswin

    I am 27 yr old boy..I got an accident with two fractures and now in bed rest for one month..usually I am taking my normal diet..In addition to,may I aad ensure powder in my daily diet ? is there any side effect or health problem ? am a thin guy too..want to gain little weight too..please give me a perfect reply.

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  • 19
    Muamuan

    I am 20 years old. Can Ensure Powder give me healthy body or any good things for my health?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it is safe for you to use.

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    Your Name

    yes

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  • 20
    Lereijchke

    Will this product interfere with the contraceptive pill??

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it will not affect your contraceptive pill.

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  • 21
    ED

    maybe just eat, put snacks in ur purse

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  • 22
    kathy

    Love the taste. But wondering if I drank ed 3 a day and ate meat or cup of noodles a day will I loss weight .having a hard time losing dietitians say body is in a starve mold .holding all fat .all nd I need to lose 40 pds I do have health problems. Copd bad .can you help.im 5/2 ft tall and 170 pds weight please,email me back

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  • 23
    Prdhy

    I am taking ensure (chocolate flavor) for a week at morning and night along with food.. I want to gain weight.. I am 5.7 inches height with 50 kgs..
    How much dosage I should take daily to gain weight(atleast 10 kgs)?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi. For detailed product instructions please refer to the official ensure website for more information.

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  • 24
    Martin

    My doctor wants me to drink ensure to gain weight. I have been
    drinking one a day and then I started drinking 2 a day but I seem
    to have frequent bowel movements(not diarrhea) should I go backto drinking one a day?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Martin. Please consult with your physician before changing the routine on how many ensure’s you consume.

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  • 25
    Hannah

    I’ve bought a carton of ensure couple of months ago n don’t think will be able to finish it b4 expiry date. Do u want a couple of them? They’re just ensure original though (vanilla flavour btw). Do u live in Syd?

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  • 26
    Nancy rogan

    Do not use this product. It leaves a plastic film over your teeth. I’ve been using ensure vanilla for 3yrs. now and the dentist cannot get the plastic film off my teeth. April 23, 2015

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    Mike

    Thanks for the info, Nancy. My mom drinks Ensure, and complains about a ‘film’ on her teeth. I’m trying to get her to start drinking something more natural.

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  • 27
    Raji Sijo

    I was using this product before and I am confident about this product…Here my question, Is this nutrition shake good for kids? because my daughter is 4 years and she is underweight so can I give this drink for her??

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Raji. Please consult with your physician before having your children take ensure.

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  • 28
    Your Name

    It depends… i have drank ensure with alot of protein and i got diarrhea but the ensure plus for weight gain doea not give me diarrhea

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    Rose

    Why is it important,how will it help me especially because I need to gain a little of weight the healthy way???

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  • 29
    Your Name

    Protein is to get stronger .. you want the one with the most calories. .. calories us fat and makes you gain weight. . They have ensure plus 350 calories. . On the bottle it says to help gain abd maintain weight… but the ones with more protien does have calories in the bottle to gain weight but not as much as ensure plus and that protein bottle is mainly for protein..

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  • 30
    shahid

    i am taking ensure suppliment from few days . i gained 2.7kg within 2 week

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    Ain

    Hi…where u get the supplement? Let me know plss:)

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  • 31
    sami

    I am ensure supplier. . I can helps you for yours any douts and qurries. . Thankyou

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    April

    I drank 8 ensures today i usually only drink 3 or 4… is 8 to many to drink in one day? Im 5’2 and only weigh 90 pounds..

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi April. For detailed product instructions please refer to the official ensure website for more information.

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    Victoria

    Hello i am a ensure drinker as well i buy the plus to help gain the extra weight i am 5’2 and weight 125 my weight is up and down and i can easy drop to 115 which looks terrible on me i drink them 2 times a day when i can afford a case which is once a month just would like to know what are my options for drinking them before or after meals because they seem to make my stomach hurt when drinking them because from what i have seen so far for drinking them off and on for years i can put on weight which is my goal it’s just i can drink one in the morning before or after and i get sick to my stomach which should i do any suggestions thanks.

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    Hailey

    Hi could you email me how much you sell ur ensures please

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  • 32
    barry

    Have lungs problem was hope ensure can hello me.

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  • 33
    gagan deep

    is it also help to grow height

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. This product is not intended to help with height.

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  • 34
    carl

    My mom loves. Ensure Plusshe always looks forward and having a drink of ensure +can I get some qpons

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  • 35
    Tabitha

    Ensure has been fantastic. I drank it as a child because i was lactose intolerant and hated vitamins (did not alter my growth or weight. it actually kept me pretty healthy as a child who ate nothing but spaghettios and raviolis out of cans). Since then, ive tried their other flavours and have stuck with the vanilla since it tastes best to me. It reminds me of almond milk but so much better! I take flax seed for heart health and also drink this and it has replaced my coffee intake for a boost in the morning. (you people want to talk about it not having many grams of protein… EAT CHICKEN!)

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  • 36
    danny McCluskey

    Will Ensure “complete” constipate its user ?? I am 76 years old and have a rather sedentary life style.

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  • 37
    ardith

    Since I have used Ensure I experience a lot off diaree days

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  • 38
    natalie

    It tastes good, but the bottle is sloppy. It gets everywhere. Every sip dribbles. If i leave the empty bottle in a bag, i can expect the bottoms to be leaking everywhere. If the bottle wasnt so cheap and flimzy id continue to purchase.

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  • 39
    cristina

    I don’t have eat breakfast but I can drink a ensure for breakfast

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  • 40
    Billy

    My doctor advised me to drink on bottle of Ensure for breakfast, in an attempt to stop my weight loss….the first bottle seemed to give me some energy (maybe I just wanted it to work) but that night I had an upset stomach and expelled a metallic burp, but weathered that just fine. The next day I drank another and later felt tired and weak, out of sorts….so later that evening I drank another!! That night I felt weak and tired so I went to bed early and woke at 2:30 feeling an upset stomach and the urge to have a bowel movement….suddenly I began to vomit uncontrollably…but felt much better getting the contents out of my stomach!! What is it with this drink that obviously makes some people sick…I was burping something that had a metallic taste earlier and during the sickness, obviously caused by the Ensure drinks I had! Any person with stomach problems should not drink this stuff, I say “stomach problems” meaning an easily soured stomach…as I have had for most of my life!! There’s something in Ensure that shouldn’t be there, I could drink many milk shakes and never get sick….but there is an ingredient in Ensure that people with sour stomachs can’t handle….Try one and make sure you’re not one of those who can’t drink the stuff….two or three drinks will make you ill, so just try one at first….if you have any reaction STOP…or you will be up that night puking your guts out!!

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    marianita

    I have the same problem with the vomiting and upset stomach and feeling weak after I drink it I had weight loss surgery 2004 and having problems keeping weight on I agree with you

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  • 41
    Suhail

    I am23 yr boy i bought Ensure vanila flavour what its drug mechanisam any side efect is it have sidefect to sexual related peoblem

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  • 42
    brennan

    after cancer an inability to eat at all been daily using ensure in large amounts 4 350 cal cans per day. After 7 years still alive no weight gain, infact loss now stable. Taste is horrid, but got to do what got to do

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  • 43
    D.Padmasai

    whether this product is for gaining weight? or lose of weight?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. This product is for gaining weight.

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  • 44
    Your Name

    It seems to me that milk, soy milk, sugar, cocoa and a vitamin pill would be much cheaper.

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    Mike

    That’s the best comment I’ve seen… and I completely agree!

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  • 45
    Marty

    Can Ensure cause diarrhea in the elderly?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Marty, some dieters have claimed to experience diarrhea.

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  • 46
    vosaw

    i am 16 and a girl.recently i started drinking ensure gold.i heard that it gives complete nutrition .i want to lose weight and gain height.will it have any side effects ?and will it be good for me in providing good nutrition?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it is safe for you to use.

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  • 47
    Sue

    The dark chocolate Ensure Plus has 18 grams of sugar. I drink half a bottle mixed with soy milk so I’m getting only 9 grams of sugar.

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  • 48
    shelley

    I would use glucerna for a diabetic person.

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  • 49
    Vicerex

    A chemical peel is performed when an acid is applied to the skin, left on for a few minutes and then removed. During the time the acid is in contact with the skin it literally peels away or breaks through top layers of skin allowing foryounger, fresher and undamaged skin cells to reach the surface of the skin. This improves the appearance and texture of the skin and stimulates collagen to plump and firm the skin.

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  • 50
    George Mathews

    I am drinking ensure daily it contains 23gm sugar. I am not diabetic, but I am afraid of sugar content in ensure. Please advise, so i can continue drinking ensure.thanks
    george

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  • 51
    Anonymous

    Diabetics should drink Glucerna (made by same company). Ensure has a LOT of sugar in it, Glucerna is artificially sweetened and has no sugar

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  • 52
    Anonymous

    yes sir

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    Abhi

    how to avoid diarrhea and instead weight gain by drinking ensure

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Abhi. If you continue to have these side effects, please consult with your physician before continuing to take ensure.

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  • 53
    Truvie

    My Mom is 89 yrs. old and does not have a good appetite if any appetite. Is 3 bottles ok for her? She eats very little food. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Juanita Nichols

    What is the condition,in fine print, on the bottle that says Do not
    drink if you have?

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  • 54
    cheryl

    how do u drink Ensure, room tempt? refriderated, over ice?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Cheryl. For detailed product instructions please refer to the official ensure website for more information.

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  • 55
    Virginia

    My sister is being fed Ensure via tube feeding since she is unable to swallow food. My concern is the end result if this continues indefinitely. She’s been taking Ensure for 4 weeks already and has had complications with constipation that resulted in hemorroids. Very uncomfortable. Any advise on how she can get some fiber?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Virginia. If she continues to have these side effects, please have her consult with her physician before continuing to take ensure.

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    Manoj

    Take Herbalife

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  • 56
    Valerie

    I’ve been taking Ensure ever since I was 6 yrs old (now I’m 19) as a meal replacement since I’m an extremely picky eater. Instead of having fish, pasta veggies, etc., I take Ensure at least once a day. It has helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle, weight (120 lbs), and it keeps me alert through out my day.

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  • 57
    jim

    can I use ensure for pets

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Jim. Please make sure to consult with your pet’s veterinarian, before giving your pet.

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    Valerie

    lol I give my dog just a little bit of ensure since he begs me all the time when he sees me drinking it but I don’t think you should.

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  • 58
    Anonymous

    what flavors are available/

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. For detailed product information please refer to the official ensure website for more information.

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  • 59
    Lex

    Rita:

    I’m also lactose intolerant and it’s never been a problem.

    I wanted to also mention that if you’re lactose intolerant you shouldn’t avoid dairy, you can still enjoy your favorite dairy products but you’ll need to take Lactaid. It’s over the counter at your drug store. I could never give up pizza!!! When someone told me about Lactaid I was loving life again.

    Do note it typically says take 1 – 2 lactaid pills but it really depends on how much dairy your eating at that moment. You can’t overdose on lactaid it’s just an enzyme. So if I’m eating like 5 slices of pizza (yes I’m greedy) I may take 3-4 just to be POSITIVE I won’t be curled up on the toilet dying of cramps and bloating.

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  • 60
    Paul

    Is there an ENSURE for people taking a blood thinner?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Paul. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it is safe for you to use with a blood thinner.

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    Martye Nick

    I am very lactose intolerant and have never had a problem drinking Ensure.

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    Rae Loo

    Has there ever been any reported side effects with Ensure, mainly skin problems.
    Could the chemicals cause skin problems?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Rae. Please consult with your physician before taking ensure to make sure it is safe for you to use.

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    Warren Epstein

    does ensure have a product that is lactose free? it is for a patient that has cancer but is lactose intolerant

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Warren. For detailed product information, please refer to the official ensure website for more information.

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    CC

    It says on the bottle “Contains milk and soy ingredients. Gluten-free; suitable for lactose intolerance” – so it seems like it should be fine.

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    Peggy

    Nutritionist said to use this as a supplement for one of 5 small meals per day due to hypoglycemia. What is value . . . if any? Was told to use “PROTEIN” type, but that has not been available for some time now . . . what’s up?

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    Wagner

    What is the difference between ensure and whey protein powder?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Wagner.Ensure is a prepackaged nutritional shake that is ready-to-drink, and whey protein powder is also a weight gainer.

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    Tammy

    My daughter is now drinking Ensure Plus as shes drastically lost a lot of weight. She still eats breakfast/lunch and dinner but she drinks 1/2 the bottle in the morning and 1/2 in the afternoon. Is this ok to do? or is it more effective if she drinks one full can all at once?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Tammy. If she continues to have these side effects, please consult with her physician before continuing to take ensure to see if the weight loss is normal.

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    Guy Hawkins

    I drink 4-5 each day, because I cannot eat enough food to maintain my weight at 190lbs. During one period when I was unable to eat anything, I used 6 each day to maintain my weight at 160lbs for 8-9 months.

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    maria

    I’ve lost some weight in the butt and hips area also my legs have gotten a little smaller. Will drinking Ensure help me gain my weught back?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello Maria. Ensure might help you with weight gain.

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