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.
A healthy diet filled with whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and other nutrient-rich foods is important to keep your immune system working at its best.
It’s helpful to eat a variety of wholesome foods, but keep an eye out for a few key vitamins and minerals that your immune system especially depends on:
Vitamin A is an antioxidant with an essential role in maintaining physical barriers to infection (e.g., skin, linings of the nose, mouth, and intestines).
Sources: colourful fruits and vegetables like carrots, kale, chard, cantaloupe, and tomatoes.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies levels to help protect against viruses and bacteria.
Sources: citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, romaine lettuce, kale, and cranberries.
Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and bone strength, and supports immune and inflammatory responses.
Sources: milk, eggs, and seafood (e.g., salmon, cod, and shrimp).
Zinc helps regulate the immune system by maintaining the supply of white blood cells.
Sources: beef, chicken, lamb, pumpkin seeds, squash, asparagus, and mushrooms.
Ensure® provides nutrients that help support the immune system, including zinc and vitamins A, C, and D. These nutrients are essential for the growth and function of immune cells.
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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.