Nutritional Drinks for the Elderly: The Good, The Bad and The Useless

Igor Klibanov
10 min readAug 22, 2023

If you’re either elderly, or taking care of someone who is, you want to know the most nutritious things they can consume to maintain, or better yet, improve their health.

Sometimes, people have either lost their appetite, are in a hurry, so they need something fast, or just a preference, so you’re looking into nutritional drinks for elderly people.

But the number of nutritional drinks is so vast that it’s dizzying. How do you know you’re getting a good product, and not just a milkshake, posing as a nutritional drink? That’s what you’ll find out in this article.

We’ll cover:

  • The nutritional needs of the elderly
  • What are nutritional drinks, and the 5 different categories
  • The pros and cons of nutritional drinks
  • Specific ingredients to look for
  • Individual products, and how they fit the criteria we’re looking for

But before we jump in, who am I to be writing about this? How rude of me. Let me introduce myself.

My name is Igor. Hi



Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov is the author 7 books on exercise and nutrition, including 2 bestsellers. Read more of his articles at