Hi,I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
A while back, I saw, on one of the boards, a person writing about how, when things got bad, he would practically live on Ensure dietary supplements and baby food.
I tried the Ensure drinks, and I really like the taste of the “homemade vanilla shakes.”
In fact, I’ve been drinking quite a bit of vanilla Ensure in recent weeks.
Aside from occasional stomach rumbling and minor Acid Reflux (I’ve got that too,) they don’t seem to affect me much.
The Ensure drinks taste great, but I am starting to wonder if I’m having too much of a good thing.
Are the Ensure drinks designed to be used long-term?
For instance, can I have them for all three meals for two months, without losing out on some critical nutrient? (I have not done this, but want to know, in case I wish to try.)
Are their any Crohn’s or other complications resulting from drinking too much Ensure?
Thank you so much for your help.
Thanks to all for the excellent replies.
I ‘ve been drinking the regular vanilla Ensures with “immuBalance.” The label says that they contain milk and soy ingredients, but also says that they are “Lactose-And Gluten-Free.”
Regarding the price, I get them at Costco for $29.99 for $30. I heard BJ’s has similar pricing. The downside is that those 30-can cases weigh a ton. Next time, I will open the cases in the cart and place the ensure bottles in my trunk one-at a-time. My back is killing from lifting those cases yesterday.