What is Complan Original?
Complan Original is a nutritional drink which helps to support your nutritional needs. It contains 26 vitamins and minerals and a range of other nutrients that your body needs to be at its best. If you need extra nourishment and are looking for a supplement that can be mixed with your favourite meals or shakes, or just drank on its own, Complan Original could be the product you’ve been looking for.
When would I need to use this nutritional drink?
Complan Original is perfect for those who need extra nourishment with their diet so they can be at their best. For example, this supplement is perfect for those who suffer with low appetite and need help to meet the nutritional requirements that their body needs every day. If you struggle to gain or maintain weight, care for someone who does, or simply aren’t not up to eating a full meal this drink can give you all of the nutrients of a balanced light meal without being too filling or heavy.
How will Complan drinks help to support my nutritional needs?
Complan Original contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients which your body needs every day to be at its best. This balanced nutritional formula can be drunk on its own or mixed into recipes for soups, mashed potatoes, shakes, puddings and lots of other foods when used as a milk substitute. If you’re looking for a versatile way to support your nutritional intake, this Complan drink could be the answer.
Which nutrients are included in this drink?
Each serving of 55g of Complan Original powder mixed with 200ml of water includes the following nutritional values:
- Energy – 224 kcal
- Fat – 8.1g
- Carbohydrate – 34.3g
- Protein – 8.5g
- Salt – 0.3g
- Vitamin A – 301µg
- Vitamin D – 5.1µg
- Vitamin C – 29mg
- Thiamin – 0.66mg
- Riboflavin – 0.81mg
- Niacin – 4.6mg
- Vitamin B6 – 1.0mg
- Folic acid – 104µg
- Vitamin B12 – 0.71µg
- Iron – 3.7mg
For more complete information about the nutritional values of this drink, please see the patient information leaflet.
Is this product right for my diet?
Complan Original is suitable for vegetarians, however, this drink contains skimmed milk powder/ milk protein, and therefore is not suitable for vegans. This Complan drink is gluten free. Although this product is suitable for vegetarian diets, and therefore will be suitable for many specialist diets, we cannot confirm that this product is suitable for Halal or Kosher diets.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product. Your nutritional needs during pregnancy are very complex and you should speak with a medical professional before changing your diet or nutrition at this time.
Can I use this product if I have diabetes?
If you have diabetes, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. They may wish to recommend another product or may want to assess your nutritional needs before recommending this product.
How to use this Complan drink
To make up one serving of Complan Original, you’ll first need to measure 200ml of water or milk and pour a small amount of this into a glass. Add 60g, which is the same as 4 rounded tablespoons, of Complan Original to the glass of milk or water and mix together using a fork or whisk to form a paste. Add the rest of the milk or water to the paste and stir together well. Leave to stand for 2 minutes and then enjoy this drink on its own or mixed into a meal or shake.
When should this product not be used?
Complan Original is a nutritional supplement, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist to discuss your concerns about your diet or nutritional intake before using this product. This product if not suitable for children under the age of 15, unless specifically recommended by a doctor. This drink should not be given to children under the age of 3. Do not use Complan Original if you are allergic to milk or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor if you’re concerned about any of your symptoms or about malnutrition.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. When this product is opened, use within 2 months of opening. Do not use this product if expiry date printed on packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.