Ensure Powder is complete, balanced nutrition for meal replacement, or as supplemental use between or with meals. When consumed in appropriate amounts, reconstituted Ensure Powder can be used as a sole source of nutrition. Ensure Powder may benefit people who are on modified diets, at nutrition risk, experiencing involuntary weight loss, recovering from illness or surgery, or on low-residue diets. It is extremely convenient and easy to mix. You need to just add water. It is ideal for oral or sole-source feeding. It has only 2.8% of total calories and less than 3 mg cholesterol per serving. It provides essential fatty acids like Omega 3 & 6 and is clinically shown to increase bifido-bacterial levels to help optimize gastrointestinal function.