Adding a little muscle
With muscle mass decreasing with age, this powder formula helps support muscle maintenance.
Between the ages of 40 and 70, muscle mass decreases by about eight percent per decade; after age 70, the rate of loss increases to about 15 percent per decade. On top of doing regular workouts to build muscle strength, it is also important to ensure sufficient intake of protein to support muscle maintenance.
Hence, Abbott has introduced a new addition to its ENSURE line called Ensure NutriVigor, which helps to support muscle strength and provides a complete nutritious formula. Besides providing protein, it also contains vitamin D to support calcium absorption and improve bone strength; antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium; and Omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids. There is no specific age but it is advised that anyone over 40 who want to maintain an active lifestyle and build muscle strength can take it.
Ensure NutriVigor is available in a powder formulation for mixing with water in 195ml servings, and comes in vanilla flavour. It will be available at major supermarkets and pharmacies and costs $39.77 (including GST) for a 850g tin.