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Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s needed for normal nerve function in the body, and it is also involved in the way our cells produce energy. Just over half of the body’s magnesium is found in your bones, the remainder mainly in your muscles and soft tissues.

Sources include

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Pulses (lentils, soybeans, chickpeas)
  • Some shellfish
  • Wholegrain cereals

Benefits of magnesium

  • Bone health
  • Nerve function

Products with magnesium

SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula contains magnesium.

1 serve (60g) of SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula made up with water as instructed provides 96 mg of magnesium.

This represents 30% of the recommended dietary intake (FSANZ RDI).



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.