This latest innovation offers complete and balanced nutrition, containing both beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and yeast beta-glucan (YBG) to support muscle and immune system health, helping adults stay strong and active as they age.
Ageing is a natural process that can come with declines in muscle and immune health. Most immune cell levels drop with age; therefore, the elderly are at a higher risk of infection. Additionally, adults can lose up to 40 per cent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80.
Muscle loss can impact strength, immunity, and the ability to recover from illness. Nutritional deficiencies can further exacerbate age-related health declines, which is why it is important that adults focus on proper nutrition and exercise.
"Good nutrition is essential to health and wellness, and it’s one of the most important factors for healthy ageing," said Douglas Kuo, divisional vice president and general manager of Abbott’s nutrition business in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
"For over a century, Abbott has set the standard for science-based nutrition, trailblazing the development of innovative nutrition solutions to support the health and wellness of people around the world. Our breakthrough innovation – the new Ensure Gold – can empower Vietnamese adults by helping to enhance their strength and immunity for a better quality of life," Kuo continued.
How nutrition supports ageing
Malnutrition among the older generation is a prevalent yet commonly overlooked issue. Studies indicate that nearly one in three of the elderly are malnourished or at-risk of malnourishment.
In Vietnam, almost half of this group who are hospitalised are malnourished. According to healthcare experts, regular nutritional and physical interventions are a practical, cost-effective approach to improve immune function, fight inflammation, and slow down ageing.
To help improve the health of ageing adults, the new and improved Ensure Gold provides complete and balanced nutrition, designed with a dual action formula including HMB to strengthen muscle health in eight weeks and YBG to enhance immunity in four weeks.
HMB, along with high-quality protein, is an important element to improve muscle health.
|Studies indicate that nearly one in three of the elderly are malnourished or at-risk of malnourishment. |
It is an essential amino acid and can be found in small amounts in foods like avocado, grapefruit, cauliflower, and catfish.
However, it is difficult to get enough HMB (1.5g/day) through food sources alone, which is why it can be beneficial to look for nutritional supplements that include HMB.
YBG, together with other nutrients, helps to strengthen the immune system.
It is associated with improved markers of immunity, such as higher levels of circulating immune cells and increased antibody production that strengthens mucosal immunity to help protect against pathogen entry.
Research has also shown that YBG can reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections.
Ensure Gold also contains other important nutrients, including fructooligosaccharides for better digestion, calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, and a plant-based fat blend with omega-3 to support heart health.
Available in four flavours (vanilla full sweet, vanilla low sweet, wheat, and coffee), the new Ensure Gold is widely available in retail stores and supermarkets, as well as on e-commerce platforms in Vietnam.
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