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Altrix Rapid Thickener 300g

Altrix Rapid Thickener 300g

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Altrix Rapid Thickener 300g

Altrix Rapid Thickener is specially formulated for people with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). Quickly and easily thickens a variety of hot and cold drinks and foods to a consistency that will be safe to swallow. With barely any flavour, Altrix Rapid Thickener truly lets you once again enjoy the good things in life each and every day. The final mixed consistency of Altrix Rapid Thickener will not be affected by enzymes in saliva (amylase resistant) and, being extremely stable, the formulation will not change consistency over time.

 

Product Features:

  • Quick and easy to dissolve
  • Mixes in hot and cold food and drink
  • Available in 300g and 3Kg Tubs
  • Does not alter taste of food or drink
  • Does not thicken over time
  • Not broken down by enzymes in saliva
  • Gluten and lactose free

 

Usage:

  • Cold Drinks (less than 10°C): Cold drinks may require additional stirring. For best results stir continuously for 1-2 minutes, or until powder is dissolved. Cold milk may require additional stirring of the drink for Mildly Thick consistency. Alternatively, make up the drink to a Moderately Thick consistency as per the instructions. Add an equal volume of additional milk at this stage to achieve a Mildly Thick consistency.
  • Hot Drinks (less than 70°C): You can add Altrix Rapid Thickener directly to hot beverages. Prepare tea or coffee or similar beverage as per normal, then add Altrix Rapid Thickener as per the instructions.
  • Soft Drinks: For best results, stir drinks such as beer or soft drinks with a spoon/fork before adding Altrix Rapid Thickener to remove some of the carbonation, then add Altrix Rapid Thickener as per the instructions.

 

Directions

Altrix Rapid Thickener is suitable for thickening a variety of hot and cold beverages, pureed foods such as meats, vegetables, fruit and sauces. Do not add to boiling liquids, and always add Altrix Rapid Thickener to the liquid in accordance with the instuctions to avoid clumping. The following method works well with powdered supplements:

  • Place 200ml (or recommended amount) of the liquid into a cup
  • Add 1 scoop of Altrix Rapid Thickener
  • Stir with a fork until thickened
  • Add powdered supplement while stirring with a fork until product is fully mixed in
  • Allow to stand 2 minutes
  • Add additional thickener if required. Allow to stand for 2 minutes after each addition.

This method will ensure a product which is between Mildly Thick and Moderately Thick without the need to add extra thickener. If thickener is added to the prepared supplement then it will not thicken to the same degree as this method.

 

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Ensure you use the scoop provided for best results, and that it is clean and dry when using. Refrigerate any unused thickened product for up to 24 hrs at or below 4°C, or discard any unfinished thickened foods or liquids. Thickened food can be cooled or frozen and reheated without any change to the consistency.

Shelf Life: Two years. For the best before date, see bottom of jar/container.

 

Nutrition Information

Altrix Rapid Thickener 300g

Amount Quantity Per Serve

Amount Per 200ml water made up, with 1 scoop Altrix Rapid Thickener (203.6g)

Amount Per 1 scoop: (3.6g)

  • Energy
  • 55kJ
  • Protein
  • less than 1g
  • Fat
  • Less Than 0.1g
  • Saturated
  • Less Than 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate
  • 3.2g
  • Sugars
  • Less Than 1g
  • Sodium
  • 15mg

 

FAQs

What is Altrix Rapid Thickener For?

Altrix Rapid Thickener is for use in the treatment of people with swallowing difficulties / dysphagia.

 

What are swallowing difficulties/dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term for having difficulty in being able to pass food safely and efficiently from the mouth to the stomach. This can result in food or liquids entering the “wrong tube” and going into the airway.

 

How can Altrix Rapid Thickener help?

Altrix Rapid Thickener can be added to a variety of drinks and foods to thicken these products, making them easier to control in the mouth and helping the person to swallow more efficiently and safely.

 

Can anyone use Altrix Rapid Thickener?

Altrix Rapid Thickener is not recommended for anyone under 3 years of age. It is recommended that Altrix Rapid Thickener be used with the advice of a health professional.

     

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