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Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral which gives our bones structure and strength. 99% of calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, but a small amount is absorbed into the blood where it’s essential for the healthy functioning of the heart, muscles, blood and nerves.

Sources include

  • Bony fish, e.g. tinned salmon with soft bones
  • Dairy foods including milk, yoghurt and cheese
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Fortified soy drinks
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Legumes and certain nuts
  • Tofu

Benefits of calcium

Benefits of glossary

  • Bone structure and strength
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Normal blood clotting

SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula is high in calcium.

  • 1 serve (60g) of SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula made up with water as instructed provides 400 mg of calcium.
  •  This represents 50% of the recommended dietary intake (FSANZ RDI).

References:

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/healthy-bones
http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/calcium

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SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula is a formulated meal replacement and cannot be used as a total diet replacement. Consume as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 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 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 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.