What is Ensure?
Ensure is a lactose-free nutritional supplement used in a variety of different clinical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities, as well as non-clinical settings such as the home, to help prevent the wasting and weight loss associated with age, infirmity or disease processes like cancer.
Ensure was designed to have the consistency and taste of a milkshake, and can be administered either orally or through nasogastric tubes.
In 2009, sales of Ensure came to over $1 billion.
People who are interested in supplementing either their own or their loved ones’ diets with Ensure can find promotions and coupons that will provide them with significant discounts on the product.
Abbott Laboratories Ensure first introduced Ensure in 1973. The supplement proved to be so popular that an extension of the brand called Ensure Plus was introduced in 1977 with more concentrated calories and protein.
Today there are six different varieties of Ensure nutrition shakes:
Ensure Nutrition Shake
250 Calories in eight fluid ounces. Comes in six flavors: Dark Chocolate, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Butter Pecan and Coffee. Contains 24 essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants.
350 calories and 13 grams of protein in eight fluid ounces. Comes in five flavors: Dark Chocolate, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla and Butter Pecan. Contains 24 essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants.
Ensure Bone Health
220 calories and 10 grams of protein in eight fluid ounces. Comes in two flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla. Contains additional calcium and Vitamin D.
Ensure Immune Health
250 calories in eight fluid ounces. Comes in two flavors: Chocolate and Strawberry. Contains biotic fiber, Vitamin C and E, Selenium and plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids.
Ensure Muscle Health
250 calories and 13 grams of protein in eight fluid ounces. Comes in four flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Banana. Contains the amino acid metabolite HMB.
Ensure Clinical Strength
350 calories and 13 grams of protein in eight fluid ounces. Comes in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.
Additional Shake Information
Additionally, the brand includes Ensure Healthy Mom shakes and snack bars, designed to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women and PediaSure, a nutritional supplement for children.
Prepared formula should be kept at room temperature for no longer than 12 hours so that it does not become a medium for bacterial growth.
Ensure Promotions, Discounts and Coupons
Ensure discounts are frequently given as receipt discounts by the individual supermarkets and pharmacies selling the product. Ensure products can also be found frequently on EBay and Amazon.com at a considerable discount.
A number of Ensure promotions and coupons are available through Ensure's website:
A coupon that gives you a three dollar discount on 4-packs of Ensure Bone Health, Ensure Immune Health, Ensure Muscle Health, or Ensure Clinical Strength.
A coupon that gives you a $1.50 discount on Ensure Multi-Packs in exchange for answering a few marketing-related questions. This offer is limited to one per household.
Additionally, Ensure currently has a promotional campaign called the 24 Day Challenge: if you buy three 6-packs of Ensure, you get one 6-pack for free.