Frequently Asked Questions

How many calories are in Abound?

When mixed with water, each packet of Abound has 78 calories; two servings a day provide 156 calories.  There will be more calories if Abound is mixed with juice or other beverages that contain calories.

How do I prepare Abound?

Mix one packet with 8-10 fl. oz of cold water or fruit juice; stir until the powder is dissolved and enjoy! If you mix Abound ahead of time, refrigerate it in a clean covered container for up to 24 hours. DO NOT mix Abound with hot or boiling water or juice, as heat may cause breakdown of the ingredients.

For people who are receiving enteral tube feeding, discuss how to use Abound with a health care professional.

What does Abound taste like?

Abound is a light, refreshing drink mix available in orange or unflavored if preferred, to be mixed with food, smoothie or juice.

Does Abound need to be taken with food?

You can drink Abound on an empty stomach, but drinking it with breakfast and dinner is an easy way to remember to take your two daily servings. Because Abound does not have all the nutrients your body needs, use it as part of a well-balanced diet.

Should I take other supplements with Abound?

You must eat a well-balanced diet to get the best results from Abound. If you cannot eat a well-balanced diet, talk to your health care professional to see if you should use a medical product such as Ensure or other supplements such as multivitamins, or specific amounts of vitamins A and C or zinc.

Does Abound have any side effects?

Abound does not usually cause side effects.  However, any change in the diet can cause temporary gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea or constipation.  If you have GI symptoms, you can reduce them by drinking 4 ounces of Abound 4 times a day, or by adding more water to it.  If you have any unusual problems, stop using Abound and talk to your doctor.

How long should I take Abound?

Most people use Abound until their wound is fully healed. Talk with your health care professional about how long to take Abound.