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The nutrients your body needs

The nutrients your body needs

As we age, some nutrients become particularly important when it comes to keeping the body strong and functioning at its full potential.


Combine protein with exercise to help keep your muscles strong. Muscle mass decreases as we age and can contribute to loss of muscle tone and weakness.

Vitamin D and calcium

Essential nutrients that work in harmony to help maintain healthy bones. Body stores of vitamin D can drop as we get older and this can affect our ability to absorb calcium.

Vitamin C

Contributes to collagen formation for the normal functioning of cartilage and bones, which is a key component of joints. Together, muscles, bones and cartilage play a major role in daily activities.


Water is involved in virtually every process in the body and our physical and mental health depends on it. 6-8 glasses of fluid each day is recommended.

Dietary fibre

Helps support and maintain a healthy digestive system. Remember to drink enough fluid for fibre to benefit the body.


After the age of 50, the average adult loses 1% of muscle mass each year.2 


Adequate dietary protein, combined with resistance training using all the major muscle groups, helps maintain muscle so that you can stay strong.3,4


Sustagen Hospital Formula contains a full range of vitamins and minerals plus protein. Consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and active lifestyle, it can help ensure you obtain the level of nutrients you need for health.


Consume as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. SUSTAGEN® Hospital Formula and SUSTAGEN® Hospital Formula Plus fibre are a formulated meal replacement and cannot be used as a total diet replacement. SUSTAGEN® Collagen, SUSTAGEN® Everyday and SUSTAGEN® Ready to Drink are Formulated Supplementary Foods which can be of assistance where dietary intakes of nutrients and energy may not be adequate. SUSTAGEN® OPTIMUM™ is a Food for Special Medical Purpose, specially formulated for medical conditions where nutritional needs cannot be met through diet modification alone. Must be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. SUSTAGEN® Sport is a Formulated Supplementary Sports Food which must be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet, not as a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. The advice given here is intended as a general guideline only and is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Nutritional supplements can only be of assistance where dietary intake is inadequate. Please seek advice on your individual needs from an Accredited Practicing Dietitian or your healthcare professional.