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Ensure Protein Max

ENSURE® PROTEIN MAX 20 g ADVANCED NUTRITION

With a formulation unique to Abbott, Ensure® Protein Max 20 g is complete, balanced nutrition with 20 g of high-quality protein, a caloric density of 1.5 Cal/mL, and HMB.

WHAT IS HMB? (β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate)

HMB is an active metabolite of leucine that helps to support muscle protein synthesis and reduce muscle protein degradation.1

  • High-protein ONS with HMB have been associated with:2-6

  • slowed or reversed muscle loss in aging, illness, or starvation;
  • improvements in wound healing, physical function, and mortality.
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WHERE IS IT FOUND?

HMB is found in small amounts in some foods but is very difficult to get from diet alone.1

  • Consider this:

  • To obtain 3 g of HMB from dietary sources, one would need to eat ~600 grams of high-leucine protein sources, such as 110 eggs!1
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HOW HAS IT BEEN STUDIED?

HMB supplementation has been extensively studied since 1990 to conclude that HMB supports muscle health in a variety of populations.7

  • >20 studies in healthy older adults or immobilized and recovering patients
  • 27 years of research
  • 27 reviews and position papers
  • >90 published studies to date
  • References:

  • Wilkinson DJ et al. J Physiol 2013;591(11):2911-23.
  • Wu H, Xia Y, Jiang J et al. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2015;61:168-75.
  • Sanz-Paris A, Camprubi-Robles M, Lopez-Pedrosa JM et al. J Nutr Health Aging 2018;22:664-75.
  • Ekinci O, Yanik S, Bebitoglu BT et al. Nutr Clin Pract 2016;31:829-35.
  • Cramer JT, Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Landi F et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2016;17:1044-55.
  • Deutz NE, Matheson EM, Matarese LE et al. Clin Nutr 2016;35:18-26.
  • Abbott Nutrition. Data on File. 2018.
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