OF PROPER NUTRITION DURING ILLNESS – HOW ENSURE CAN HELP
· Ensure is a scientifically designed, oral nutrition supplement (ONS), for adults that has been available for more than 45 years and studied in over 5,500 individuals in 30+ clinical studies.
· Ensure products are scientifically designed and are a source of complete, balanced nutrition with essential macronutrients and micronutrients to support overall health.
· Ensure products serve as a source of supplemental nutrition in times when people cannot consume enough nutrition from food, so that the body can get the nutrition it needs to support daily bodily functions and processes, including to aid in recovery from illness.
· Ensure products can benefit patients who have inadequate food intake, are malnourished, are at nutritional risk, or are experiencing involuntary weight loss.
· Randomized, controlled trials have shown that ONS, that provide calories, protein and micronutrients can positively affect body weight, nutritional status, and strength in hospitalized patients, as well as community dwelling older adults.
· Ensure products are a source of key nutrients, such as protein, vitamin A, zinc, antioxidants, that play important roles in immune health.
· Antioxidants are essential for immune function.
· Antioxidants – such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium – help prevent oxidative damage to cells during the immune response to invading pathogens and during infection.
· Oral nutrition supplements fortified with antioxidant nutrients help improve immune function.
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