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Ensure Active Muscle Health Shake, Milk Chocolate, 8-Ounce, (Pack of 16) (Packaging May Vary)

4.3 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Targeted nutrition to help rebuild muscle and strength lost over time (studies in healthy and exercising adults)
  • Has Nutravigor and 13 grams of protein
  • Helps protect and preserve muscles
  • An excellent source of 24 essential vitamins and minerals

Product Description

Ensure Active Muscle Health is a nutritional shake that provides targeted nutrition that has Nutravigor, the amino acid metabolite HMB, and 13 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time (studies in healthy and exercising adults), all from the #1 doctor recommended brand. Ensure Active Muscle Health is also an excellent source of 24 essential vitamins and minerals.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.6 x 5.4 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003YYZYGY
  • UPC: 070074564791 070074564807
  • Item model number: 56479C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,304 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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From the Manufacturer

Ensure Original Ensure Plus Ensure Complete Ensure Active Protein Ensure Active High Protein Ensure Active Muscle Health
To help you get strong on the inside, now with 30% less sugars To help gain or maintain a healthy weight 4-in-1 nutrition with targeted muscle, heart, immune, and bone health benefits Get the protein, not the fat 50% of your daily value of protein to help stay active and strong To help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time
Size 8 oz 8 oz 8 oz 10 oz 14 oz 8 oz
Calories 220 350 350 180 210 250
Protein 9 g 13 g 13 g 8 g 25 g 13 g
Vitamins & Minerals 24 24 24 20 22 24
Total Fat 6 g 11 g 11 g 0 g 2.5 g 8 g
Form Shake Shake Shake Fruit-flavored drink Shake Shake
Usage Meal replacement Meal replacement Meal replacement Supplementation Supplementation Supplementation
Flavors available Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, Coffee Latte Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Butter Pecan Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry Blueberry Pomegranate, Mixed Fruit, Peach Milk Chocolate, Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana Cream
Gluten free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Flavor Name: Chocolate
Great product. Do an search engine for health benefits. My quest is to fight the decline of "muscle wasting" as we age and this product
(it's key protein metabolite) will put you on the positive side of "protein turnover". Check out med study at Iowa State. Combine this product with n-3 and battle the muscle loss. My best price, currently is Walgreen's - Order 16 btls at $6.99 and receive free shipping (over $25.00)
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Flavor Name: Chocolate
Ensure drinks have their benefits for those who have trouble consuming enough nutrients to keep a healthy diet. However, research into hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) is preliminary and have not been conclusive as of now. HMB is a by-product created when the body metabolizes the amino acid leucide. Some small short-term studies have suggested that supplements of HMB might help adults gain more lean muscle mass from strength training, particularly if they are fit and exercise regularly. But overall the results of the studies are conflicting.

Ensure Muscle Health 8 oz bottle contains 250 calories and 22 grams of sugar, you need to drink two of them a day to get 3 grams of HMB used in the studies. That means a healthy person would need to work off extra 500 calories a day to avoid weight gain, as a weight gain would negate any possible benefit of increased muscle (if HMB in fact works).

If you drink Ensure to gain weight this product works fine, benefits for people who do not need to gain weight are not definitive.
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Flavor Name: Chocolate Verified Purchase
I like the product and came back to reorder. The price has increased just under $9.00 since the beginning of the month. I was going to buy several and/or subscribe but now I'm back to looking for a reasonable price.
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Flavor Name: Strawberry Verified Purchase
This is a great meal replacement or between meal snack, when your busy and on the go. Use these when I don't have time to mix up a protein shake. They contain a little less protein, but hit the spot and keep me going through the day. Flavor is actually better than I expected.
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Flavor Name: Strawberry Verified Purchase
a 16ct of this same item goes for 18.99 or approximately 1.25 per 8oz container in other stores. This product cost me 38 dollars and change for the same 16 ct package. What's up with that?
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Flavor Name: Chocolate Verified Purchase
I have found that as I get older, sometimes I just don't have much of an appetite. I don't even want to think about cooking or eating or cleaning up a mess. I like having this on hand for that reason. I know I am getting my nutritional needs met even when I don't want anything to eat because these shakes are delicious and handy. No cooking. No mess.
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Flavor Name: Vanilla Verified Purchase
This one-star rating is because of Amazon's egregious usury in GROSSLY inflating prices on an item generally used by seniors and/or people with health conditions.

The current price on this item is literally three times (3x!) what I paid for it originally when I signed up for Subscribe and Save 2 months ago. I received 2 shipments at the older, reasonable, price, but the third one, without warning, was shipped at the new astronomical, over-a-hundred-dollar price. The original price was the average price found at grocery stores and drug stores, around ten a four-pack, and the convenience of having it shipped straight to my mom was helpful. But not THAT helpful!!!!

Customer service said they were unable to adjust the price but instead sent (by email) a pre-paid return shipping label and offered a one-time promotional certificate to use on another item at Amazon. The customer service rep I spoke with was helpful and apologetic and I made a real effort not to take out my disgust and outrage with Amazon on him.

The product itself, Ensure Muscle Health Vanilla (4 x 4-packs) is a favorite of my mom, who is elderly and has had ongoing health issues for the last year. She finds it comforting when she is just not hungry for anything else and I'm happy that she is at least getting some nutrition. She, as the consumer, would probably give the product a 5-star rating. I'd probably give a 3.5-4 star rating, since it does what it says it will do, but seems to be mostly chemicals and doesn't taste great to me - but then I eat a mostly raw vegan diet, so my views are skewed anyway. :)
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By helen on November 9, 2012
Flavor Name: Vanilla Verified Purchase
i'm naturally skinny so the older i get the skinnier i get:( this works for saving muscle, i do see a difference with and without it and don't like going without!!! the grocery and drugstores sell this stuff and they overcharge then issue coupons and register rewards. the whole thing is very difficult for me just to pay a fair price for something. its almost like a scam, or at least smells like one. amazon's prices for it do fluctuate but its always the lowest going price without me having to save register receipts or make repeated trips. no trips actually, i do nothing, this is shipped direct to me:)
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