What is Complan?

A range of tasty drinks and products full of extra nourishment to supplement your diet.

Every helping of Complan contains:

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26 vitamins and minerals your body needs every day

Complan products contain ≥15% of the Reference Intake (NRV) for vitamin B5, B6, B12, C, D and iron per serving. It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

B vitamins
B vitamins, in particular Vitamin B6, contribute to
  • normal mental performance
  • normal energy release from your food.

Complan contains 8 B vitamins that all play important roles in your body. Pantothenic acid (B5) contributes to normal mental performance, and vitamins B6 and B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Iron contributes to
  • normal formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen
  • normal cognitive function.

Iron maintains the red blood cells that store and carry oxygen around your body, maintaining your energy levels. Low iron levels can make you tired and lethargic, because the oxygen isn’t getting round your system quite as well as it should.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C contributes to
  • normal function of the immune system
  • the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • increased iron absorption from food in your diet.

Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of your immune system and can help to reduce tiredness and fatigue. When you eat food that contains both vitamin C and iron, vitamin C can help you to absorb the iron.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D contributes to
  • the maintenance of normal muscle function
  • normal blood calcium levels
  • the normal function of the immune system.

Complan is high in vitamin D. It supports the normal function of the immune system, and contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal muscle function. In the UK, we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight between April and September. Given that lots of us spend much of our time indoors, it’s important to get vitamin D through our food when we can.


Protein, carbohydrate and fat for sustenance and energy

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Carbohydrates can
  • give you energy.

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in your food. The Department of Health and British Nutrition Foundation recommend that approximately 50% of your daily intake should come from carbohydrates.

Fat can
  • give you energy
  • help the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins
  • provide your body with essential fatty acids.

You need some fat in your diet. Fat plays an important role in helping your body to absorb fat-soluble micronutrients like vitamin A, D, E and K. We also need fat for energy, and to get essential fatty acids that our bodies don’t produce on their own.

Protein contributes to
  • growth and maintenance of muscle mass
  • the maintenance of normal bones.

You use the protein you eat to grow and maintain new cells in your muscles, and everywhere else in your body.

Very good for building up calories and nutrition if you can’t take the bulk on board