ThickenUp® Gel Express is a liquid thickener that saves time and effort when preparing thickened beverages and is an easy, fast and effective solution to support the hydration needs of people with dysphagia.
ThickenUp® Gel Express benefits:
- Dosing system allows for quick and accurate dispensing.
- Helps to improve the safety of swallow by increasing viscosity, in line with IDDSI^ guidelines (Levels 1-4).
- Contains a unique blend of xanthan and acacia gums which results in a gel that remains unaltered in the bottle over time.
- Offers smooth, lump-free and amylase-resistant beverages.
^International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative.
- Convenient preparation, as the gel mixes into the beverages easily, simplifying dissolution1.
- Simple to use and prepare in different settings thanks to the dispenser, making it cleaner (less messy) than powder-based thickeners.
- Consistent dosing in all types of beverages for all required levels (IDDSI levels 1-4).
- More gel can be added to thickened beverages to achieve a thicker texture if needed1.
- Faster at reaching target viscosity than powder-based thickeners 1.
- Quick and accurate dosing system eliminates the need to measure manually.
- Rapidly achieves desired thickness in previously challenging beverages such as cold milk, orange juice, hot coffee and/or oral nutritional supplements 1.
- Improves swallowing safety and efficiency by increasing viscosity 2.
- Provides a smooth, lump-free texture1.
- Compliant with IDDSI guidelines (Levels 1-4).
- Amylase-resistant preventing saliva enzymes from degrading the gel1.
1. Data on file, 2021
2. Cichero J. How and why thickened liquids improve swallowing safety and swallowing efficiency. Clin Nutr Highlights, NNI, 2021; 1(1): 1-33
HOW TO PREPARE BEVERAGES
150 ml beverage.
Pump following instructions
to achieve desired thickness.
Stir 30 seconds.
Allow at least 1 minute to
reach desired consistency.