Proper nutrition is essential for staying healthy and strong as one ages.

While aging is a natural process, one that is totally inevitable and irreversible, that doesn’t necessarily mean that one can’t do the things they love doing anymore or even follow their life’s dreams. While you are, of course, not going to have the same strength or energy that you had 20 or 30 years ago – you can still make your life’s dream come true with proper support and nutrition.

This is the message that diversified healthcare company, Abbott through their adult nutrition drink ENSURE wants to convey during a special health forum held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel.


According to a recent survey, 9 out of 10 older Filipino adults still have dreams that they want to fulfill, but lack the strength to do so.

93% of Filipinos aged 50 and above think that poor physical condition limits them from fulfilling dreams.

The good news is that 83% of children acting as caregivers are aware of their parents’ dreams and are willing to support them.

Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano Jr., medical director of Abbott Nutrition Philippines said,

“Maintaining good physical strength in older adults enables them to purpose their unfulfilled dreams in retirement.”


Dr. Dimaano adds that as one grows older, nutrition gaps and declining muscle mass contributes to the loss of physical strength, making it difficult for them to perform simple tasks like walking and climbing.

This is where adult nutritional supplements like ENSURE plays an important role.

Scientifically proven to provide essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and protein to help with physical strength.

It also has dietary fibers, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), and Fructose Oligosaccharides for easy digestion.


Studies shows that drinking ENSURE twice a day, in addition to a regular diet, for 8 weeks can help increase muscle strength.

Abbott “Ensure Strength To Fulfill Your Dreams” campaign ambassador and premier actor DINGDONG DANTES attended the forum to share his real-life experience of helping his father fulfill his dreams.

That story was featured in the recent TV commercial of ENSURE.


“He’s really one of my inspiration, as a son, it’s my duty to remind him about proper nutrition.” Dingdong said. “This ambassadorship came at the right time in my dad’s life,” he added.

Dingdong also said that ENSURE and the initiative has really changed his dad’s life.

ENSURE is available worldwide in more than 80 countries. For more details, go to www.abbott.com

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