Ensure Plus Fibre Chocolate 200ml
Ensure Plus Fibre Chocolate 200ml
£2.79 Save: £0.46 RRP: £3.25
Weight: 220g (includes packaging)
Ensure Plus Fibre is a complete, balanced nutritional sip feed, with mixed fibre and FOS (fructooligosaccharides), designed for people at risk of disease related malnutrition. Ensure Plus Fibre is a high energy, high protein liquid supplying extra energy within a limited volume and contains fibre and fructooligosaccharides. Ensure Plus Fibre may be used as a nutritional supplement or as the sole source of nutrition for patients who cannot or will not eat sufficient quantities of everyday food and drink to meet their nutritional requirements.
Ensure Plus Fibre is a 1.6kcal/ml, ready-to-drink, milkshake style oral nutritional supplement with fibre, for people with, or at risk of developing, disease-related malnutrition. Ensure Plus Fibre contains a mix of fibre and FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides).
Malnutrition and loss of weight occurs when the body is not getting enough of the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy and it can develop if a person stops eating properly, cannot eat at all, or if the body needs more nutrients than normal (e.g. due to infection or disease). Malnutrition can occur from some of these condition/infections:
- Mental health condition/Depression,
- Ulcerative colitis,
- Vomiting /diarrhoea,
- Eating disorder/Anorexia nervosa/Bulimia,
- Food Poisoning,
- Cow’s Milk Allergy,
- Critical Care/ICU,
- Cystic Fibrosis,
- Failure to thrive/Faltering growth,
- Kidney/Renal Disease,
- Liver Disease/Cirrhosis,
- Pre & Post surgery,
- Respiratory Disease,
- Swallowing Problems,
- Loss of weight in older adults,
- Would healing,
- Throat Reflux,
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Intolerance,
- Coma ,
- Phenylketonuria ,
- Digestive problems,
Malnutrition can have an impact on both physical and mental health; symptoms include loss of weight, tiredness and a lack of energy.
Patients can overcome malnutrition and involentary loss of weight or maintaining nutrients by consulting a nutritionist to determin the level of malnutrition. There are various way to overcome loss of weight. These include nutritional food with additional nutrients, adding snacks to increase nutritional or energy intake, adding extra calories to food. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) such as Ensure Plus can be a simple way to obtain extra nutrition. In some cases, additional or full nutrition may be given via a feeding tube.
Ensure plus fibre is suitable for patients with:
- Disease related malnutrition
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Neurological disorders
- Anorexia or poor appetite
- Pre- and post-operative
Ensure Plus Fibre is ready to use.
Shake well before use.
Ensure Plus Fibre is best served chilled unless bolus feeding is indicated. In this case the product should be administered at room temperature.
Ensure Plus Fibre bottles will attach to all Abbott Nutrition giving sets.
In patients receiving some medication, there may be a risk of drug nutrient reactions (e.g. warfarin and vitamin K). Careful prescribing and monitoring practices will serve to reduce the risk (please refer to pharmacist). Many nutritional supplements contain sucrose and other sugars. It is important that patients who are taking supplements as sip feeds observe good oral hygiene. It is suggested that patients consult with their dentist for further advice. It is important that patients taking fibre containing supplements maintain an adequate fluid intake.
When feeding to patients with dysphagia, please thicken the product appropriately.
Ensure Plus Fibre is not for parenteral (intravenous) use. Ensure Plus Fibre should not be used in children under 1 year and should be used with caution for children under 6 years of age.
Ensure Plus Fibre is not suitable for patients with galactosaemia.
Ensure Plus Fibre is suitable for people with diabetes provided that routine glucose checks are performed.
Water, hydrolysed corn starch, milk proteins, vegetable oils (canola, high oleic sunflower, corn), sucrose, FOS*, soy protein isolate, soy polysaccharide, minerals (potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, calcium phosphate tribasic, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenate), oat fibre, gum arabic, flavouring, emulsifier: soy lecithin, carboxymethyl cellulose, choline chloride, vitamins (C, E, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, B6, B1, B2, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, K1, biotin, D3, B12), stabiliser: E418.
Note: All information based on vanilla flavour. Some minor differences exist between flavours.