Full of sugar and not quality proteins
It tastes good but is essentially just Milo. It is not even close to the whey protein products you can buy now that have kept up to tge demands of athletes. It is mainly Milk Solids and its second product in ingredients is sugar. Whey protein is way down the list. Go to a nutrition shop and buy a product that has sugar last and whey protein first. Nestle is more interested in taste than quality.
Great product and good alternative to over exaggerated protein powders
This is a great post workout supplement. It is much cheaper than Body Building protein shakes, with similar ingredients. I have noticed improved muscle development and energy levels after using it for almost 18 months. Also good if you are skipping meals, like breakfast.
Instant boost to tiredness!
My diet is not the best I eat good but being active at 69yrs young I felt so drain of energy one morning, so instantly I mix 4 teaspoons of dutch chocolate flav.sustagen mixed with skim milk powder in a glass mixed it up chilled drank it,
sure picks me up instantly, so I always keep a tin of Sustagen in my kitchen cupboard. I get up in the morning and feeling hungry I reach for Sustagen and I feel energise again then prepare my eggs and bacon for breakfast. What more can I say? SUSTAGEN is really God sent! Try it and you will agree. Its instant pick me up drink.
Tastes great & perfect pick me up
Used the diabetic sustogen 2 tins while recovering from a gallbladder attack & abdominal pains. Fasted 3 days then gradually introduced watermelon & 210mls of sustogen, found the sustogen gave me the much needed energy from the fast & was a great meal replacement, decided to stick with it for 3 weeks & lost 6 kilos. Long term I'm not so sure but for recovering from an illness this certainly makes you feel "normal" again!
IBS and Sustagen
My symptoms of bloating and pain with IBS, is eliminated with Sustagen. However, the amount of sugar in the product concerns me as I am prediabetic. I just love the chocolate flavour, I mix it with water, or low fat A2 milk. I buy the hospital grade with fibre, as I believe the fibre is also good for IBS. I replace two meals a day with Sustagen, and have one main meal in the evening. I snack on an apple, and a Mc Vities digestive biscuit (great taste, and low sugar)
Great taste probably minimal benefits
I usually by the Sports drink but its either been discontinued or is currently out of stock. The Sports drink has 20% protein ( with milk ) so together with the mineral and vitamins its good for a post workout drink. Then again there's better alternatives out there but I do like the taste.
The regular Vanilla and Chocolate drinks probably have minimal benefits. Protein quota is low and most of your mineral and vitamin needs could probably be found in basic food groups such as in the milk and in eggs.
An egg/milk/fruit smoothie would probably be a healthier option.
A really nice tasting product (Chocolate is my favourite) and mixes easily. No gastrointestinal side effects, and smooth! I mix with non fat milk & it still tastes great. I have used this when i was recovering from an illness and it was palatable when i felt like not wanting to eat or drink at all! now i oocasionally use as a post work out shake.
A little pricey, but you get what you pay for
I really love this drink and the chocolate version is just devine. However, like others have said, it is very expensive and I find it hard to cough up nearly $10 for the product when I just want to use it so much. There are similar and cheaper versions of this like Ovaltine and Milo. Best to buy when it is on special if you can get it.
This is a very nice smooth tasting drink that I like to have as an afternoon snack or at the end of the night. Packed with some good nutrients as well.
It is very expensive compared to other supplement drinks.
This is a drink for those you may be recovering on the way to better health. There is a chocolate variety so that would be nice to have on a cold day. It seems to have less sugar than most supplement drinks.
This is a product that my mum drinks (Vanilla flavour) sometimes in the mornings. It tastes pretty good and seems nutritous enough. It comes in a good sized canister which keeps the powder fresh and dry.
It is really expensive, and sometimes, very rarely it comes on sale in the supermarkets. The chemists have the large tin ( I think its 900g), but thats also expensive.
If you're gonna make milk shake or anything of the sort, you shouldn't use some low nutrient junk but I'd recommend you use Sustagen Chocolate instead. It is far superior to Milo and is great for growing teens and adults, I think.
Absolutely delicious with milk. Packed full of vitamins and minerals. I doubt our body absorbs them as readily in this form, but it's nice to have such nutrients as a complement to your diet. I love the chocolate version.
Overpriced, even when you buy it from a discount chemist. Could be a little bigger, as well.
Questions & Answers
I love sustagen and been taking it since last year as i have difficulties swallowing solid foods, but i want to ask exactly how many times a day do i take sustagen? And would it be a risk in taking sustagen more than twice a day?
Hi, I have double checked with Nestle HealthScience and it is recommended that 2 servings a day should be maximum. So that's 3 scoops in water or milk twice a day. Milk can also be used to increase nutritional value, but keep in mind fat content in milk. Perhaps stick to low fat milk in this case. There are other options, including hospital formula and Sustagen Active, so worth checking them out in your local store. I hope this helps and you can also get further advice by calling 1800 671 628. As mentioned, I use Sustagen Sport after training and I have noticed significant improvements in recovery, muscle mass and overall and tone. I also use it sometimes as a meal replacement or on the go and it's great.
I am 64 and had my first drink of sustagen vanilla today it was yum.. how many times a day should I drink it.? I skip meals sometimes but I was to put some weight on.. will this help?
If you are talking about Sustagen Sport, I only have it after training or exercise. It is also good after a strenuous day of gardening or other activity, or even before, so only once a day. It is also good as a substitute for a meal, but I would suggest only once per day maximum, as it is not a substitute for a balanced diet.
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