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First produced in 1973 as a medical nutrition product, Ensure beverages are formulated to provide calories, protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Ensure is intended for supplemental use with or between meals and for interim sole-source nutrition. Ensure is not for parenteral use.
Ensure products provide a source of nutrition in connection with aging, recovery from illness, injury or surgery, and managing physical and mental conditions that cause an inability or refusal to eat, appetite loss, or overall weight loss. Ensure shakes are Kosher, Halal, gluten-free and suitable for lactose intolerance (not for people with galactosemia).
Other products in the Ensure family include Glucerna, and Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes which are specifically designed for people with diabetes to help minimize blood sugar spikes and manage hunger as part of a diabetes weight loss plan.
Ensure and Glucerna products can be purchased at pharmacies, grocery stores, drug stores, wholesale clubs and mass merchandisers.
In 2012, Abbott announced a new manufacturing facility in Tipp City, Ohio for the production of Ensure and Glucerna, a nutritional product for people with type 2 diabetes. The facility will become operational in late 2013.
- Meg Tirrell (2010-01-27). "Abbott Profit Little Changed as Costs Offset Sales". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 2010-02-02. "Sales of nutritional products, including Ensure and PediaSure drinks, grew 8.8 percent to $1.43 billion."
- Chelsey Levingston (2012-03-27). "Abbott to begin building $270M plant". Dayton Daily News.
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