Ensure® NutriVigor® with Ca-HMB
Did you know, after the age of 40 we may lose up to 8% of our muscle mass every 10 years? This loss of muscle mass can affect your strength and vitality.1,2
Ensure®NutriVigor® is a nutritional supplement, scientifically designed to help support muscle health which is important for an active lifestyle.3-5
In order to perform our daily activities, our body needs energy, normally found in the food we eat. It is therefore important to not skip any meals, and to eat in a balanced way. But life can sometimes run away from us – whether looking after our children or our careers – and we can sometimes find ourselves not able to find the time to grab a balanced meal, or even a meal at all!
Healthy muscles are essential to maintaining our strength and the ability to do the everyday activities that make our life meaningful and fulfilling. Research shows that from age 40, healthy adults start to lose up to 8% of muscle each decade, and after 70, that rate almost doubles up to 15%.1,2
Ensure® NutriVigor®. contain 8.6 g of protein per serving. Protein is important for many key processes in your body when you need to recover and maintain muscle mass, whether after an illness, surgery, or trauma, and it is therefore necessary to include a balanced percentage of protein in your daily diet. This is why it is important to eat properly, to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs. Proper nutrition is reflected in all aspects of your daily life.3,6,7
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals are vital for the proper functioning of the body and you can find them in a wide variety of foods.
HMB (β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate) is a leucine metabolite that helps counteract muscle loss. It is present in small quantities in foods such as avocados, citrus fruit, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, eggs and beef. HMB supports muscle health.8-10
Although leucine is found in food, HMB is difficult to get from the diet alone. It is also known that levels of HMB in the body, may decrease with age.11 Ensure® NutriVigor® contains 1.5 g Ca-HMB per serving, which is equivalent to consuming 50 eggs or 1.3 kg of beef.9
*Ca-HMB = calcium β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate monohydrate
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