Ensure – Helps Support Digestion
With age, the digestive tract begins to degenerate; less gastric acid and less enzymes needed for digestion are secreted; intestinal motility decreases and constipation increases1.
Taking control of your digestive health can help your digestive system function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being.
Nutrients play a vital role in digestive health2.
Vitamin A, B12, and folic acid
These micronutrients are essential for healing of gastrointestinal tract and digestive enzyme production. Nutritional status can be seriously compromised if they are deficient2.
Soluble Fibre FOS
FOS (fructo-oligosaccharide) has been progressively known for its “prebiotic” effects. This means, it serves as a nutrient for the good bacteria that occur naturally in the intestine. FOS thus promotes the ability of these bacteria to improve overall health and promote proper digestion3,4.
Ensure contains fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), Vitamin A, B12 and folic acid that can help in overall digestive health
- Nichols T and Faass N. Optimal Digestive Health: A Complete Guide. Inner Traditions / Bear & Co (2005): 289-300. Available at https://books.google.co.in/books?id=YVDZtS4zAU8C&pg=PA104&dq=Nichols+T+and+Faass+N.+Optimal+Digestive+Health:+A+Complete+Guide&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFuKeA-K_PAhUGs48KHcngCfAQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=Nichols%20T%20and%20Faass%20N.%20Optimal%20Digestive%20Health%3A%20A%20Complete%20Guidefructo&f=false. Accessed on Sep 27, 2016.
- Nutrition and ageing. Available at http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/nutrition/ageing.htm. Accessed on Sep 27, 2016.
- 10 Steps to Build and Maintain Digestive Health. Available at http://www.californiadriedplums.org/nutrition/digestive-health/10-steps-to-build-and-maintain-digestive-health. Accessed on Sep 27, 2016.