Rated 5 out of 5 by KayTee Tremendous, Tasty Product for my elderly mom
My mom's PCP has been advocating the use of Ensure for a couple of years now. My previously super active mom has slowed down due to a stroke & total hip replacement within the past year. She follows a very healthy diet, but continued to lose weight. Mom would finish one bottle of the original Ensure over a period of 3 to 4 days. She just didn't believe in the value of Ensure & wasn't too happy with the taste. At some point during the last year as the weight continued to go down, she started drinking Ensure Complete on a more regular basis. Sadly, that product was discontinued. Mom's Doctor then recommended Ensure Enlive & now mom loves it. It contains 20 grams of protein (vs 9 in Original), 350 calories (vs I believe 220 in Original) and 3 grams of fiber (vs 0 in Original). Now mom drinks 3 bottles per day, supplementing her breakfast, lunch & dinner. Happily, she has gained over 10 much needed pounds over the past months. One downside is the price. Ensure Enlive comes in 4-packs vs the 6 packs in the Original. The price of the 4 pack is higher than the Original's 6 pack. We search for coupons to offset the higher price. Mom is on a fixed income. I am her daily, primary caregiver so I do not have the financial means to help out. Buying the 12 pack case helps save a dollar in general without having coupons. Mom is still moving slowly after her hip operation 7 months now, but I hope that will change since she is now taking in extra nutrients, calories & muscle building protein via Enlive. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs to put on weight while receiving healthy nutrients. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and can vouch for the diabetic version of Ensure. Unfortunately, This caregiver doesn't take such good care of herself & cost comes into play. I no longer have medical insurance through an employer. The loss of a good salary plus the more important medical insurance have hit me hard. I used to drink Glucerna (chocolate) during times I didn't have time to stop and eat a meal. The Glucerna was a delicious tasting, healthy "treat" for me. I hope to start being able to buy it again as I currently miss meals while caring for my mom. Would absolutely recommend Glucerna as well. I know I'm supposed to be reviewing only one product from the Ensure line here, but I have 2 to give 5 stars to!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kristen Love this!
I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'11 and live a very active lifestyle, including my job; I do 5 hours of massage 5 days a week (mostly deep tissue), and have a very hard time getting enough protein and calories.
I have been drinking two ensure enlive's everyday for the past two weeks and it has made a world of difference!! I have more energy, and have already noticed more fullness to my face! This product has made it so much easier to reach my daily caloric intake.
I drink 2 a day, which adds an easy 700 calories including 40 grams of protin.
For people just trying to maintain good health i think one per day would do the trick; it just depends on your goal. (I am trying to bulk up a little bit, and have already gained a few pounds: ))
So grateful for this product!!
September 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irene69 Great flavor
I really like this product because of the protein, I had surgery and was on a liquid diet , this help me alot in staying full and giving me all I need to stay healthy. Love the chocolate flavor. I'm back on solid food again but I still replace a meal with ensure . I wish they could cut some of the sugar since I'm diabetic.
September 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eris Good
Dont know if i will take it ? Doesnt say if its for children adult or seniors ?
September 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sybil too much sugar, too much lactose
It has too much sugar. I wish they made it lactose free also. I get so bloated and also gives me stomach ache. Even though I like the result I had to stop my subscription because of the lactose content.
September 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Augusta The product says it is highly nutritious
The product says it is highly nutritious but I like you to reduce the Sugar content, it is unnecessarily adding calories and no benefits.
I just recently started taking it as meal replacement hoping to reduce calorie intake, I do not know whether I will be successful.
September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smoke Ensure Vanilla with HMB is great for making feel better
I like the Vanilla Enlive Ensure with adding peanut butter to the drink for twice the protein
September 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by MIddleAgeMom I miss the old Ensure High Protein shake
I really miss the vanilla Ensure High Protein shake because it had MORE protein (24 gms), less calories (240) and less sugar. I'm drinking the strawberry Enlive (that's the only flavor I could find) because it has more protein (20 gm) than the other products, but honestly, why soooo much sugar (20 gms), especially since nutritional guidelines suggest we intake no more than 50 gms of added sugar daily. With corn syrup and glucose as the first few ingredients, I'm assuming all the sugar falls into the "added sugar" category. And at 350 calories, this is no longer a supplement, but an actual meal replacement. Does HMB taste so awful that you need the extra sugar? And how much HMB is in each serving? (Minute amounts as they occur naturally?) Honestly, I wish you would bring back the old Ensure Hi-Protein, especially the Vanilla!
July 16, 2016