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What Boost-Like Supplement Drinks Are Available?

By Stephanie Crumley Hill

Boost is the brand name of a nutritional supplement drink made by Nestle Nutrition. There are several different Boost formulas available, including the basic formula, Boost Plus with added calories to help you gain weight, Boost High Protein for those who need additional protein, Boost Glucose Control for people with diabetes and Boost Kid Essentials designed for children. There are a variety of other Boost-like supplement drinks in shake form available, both for healthy individuals and those with special nutritional needs.

Nestle Nutrition

Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials is a milk based product available as a ready-to-serve drink and a powder; it is designed for general nutritional supplementation. Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials is also available in a sugar-free formula, a lactose-free ready to drink shake and two higher calorie lactose-free ready to drink formulas. Nutrament is a ready-to-drink nutritional supplement shake and is also designed for general needs. Other Nestle Nutrition products are designed for patients with special nutritional needs; these are often called therapeutic nutrition. Resource 2.0 is a high calorie, high protein supplement drink; Resource Breeze is a similar fruit flavored beverage. Nutren Glytrol is designed as a supplement for patients with diabetes. OptiSource is designed for post-bariatric surgery patients. Renalcal is designed for patients on a renal diet. Arginaid and Arginaid Extra are designed for patients recovering from burns or other wounds.

Abbott Nutrition

Ensure is a complete, balanced nutritional supplement. It is available is a ready to drink shake and as a powder. There are several different Ensure formulas available, including the basic formula, Ensure Plus with added calories to help you gain weight, Ensure High Protein for those who need additional protein and Ensure High Calcium for those who need added calcium. PediaSure is a nutritional supplement beverage designed for children between the ages of 1 and 13; in addition to the regular formula, PediaSure is available with added fiber and as a product designed for tube feeding. NutriPal's shakes are designed as nutritional supplement snack shakes for children. Glucerna is designed for people who have diabetes; Abbott makes other Glucerna products in addition to shakes. EAS Myoplex beverages are designed for those actively engaged in physical fitness activities; Abbott makes other EAS products in addition to shakes. Abbott Nutrition also makes several therapeutic nutrition products: Nepro is designed for patients on dialysis while Suplena is designed for patients with reduced kidney function.

Hormel Health Labs

Med Pass is a supplemental high calorie beverage manufactured by Hormel Health Labs for people at risk of malnutrition. Quality Pro, also made by Hormel Health Labs, is a high protein beverage for post-bariatric surgery patients.

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