Ensure® Availability Update

Recent shortages across the nutritional supplement drink category have caused stress and inconvenience for many Canadians. We apologize for the impact this has had. Product supply is being restocked and Ensure® should now be available more consistently. To support Canadians who rely on these products for their nutritional needs, we encourage you to consider others in a similar situation and avoid stockpiling. We appreciate your patience and loyalty.

These are possible side effects of cancer treatment, sapping your energy, morale, and appetite. They can also be the side effects of some medications. Although you should never force yourself to eat when you’re feeling nauseous, it’s important to eat regularly and maintain good nutrition to help prevent it.

Here are some ways to limit nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite:

  • Eat small, frequent meals during the day.
  • Nibble on foods for nausea, such as dry crackers or cereals.
  • Carry snacks with you when you leave your house, so that you have something to eat when you feel hungry.
  • Sip water or beverages throughout the day.
  • Add evaporated milk, table cream, or Ensure® to your soups to get the most out of every small meal.
  • Add nuts to your smoothies.
  • Add cheese to your scrambled eggs.
  • Sprinkle sugar in your cereals.
  • Use Ensure® in your recipes to increase their nutritional value. For example, adding Ensure® to your pancake mix will provide extra vitamins, minerals, and much-needed protein.

Antinausea medications can also help manage side effects, so you can ask your doctor for one in advance.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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