How to Use Thick-It® Brand Dysphagia Nutrition Products

As a leader in dysphagia nutrition, the Thick-It® brand is solely dedicated to developing new and better ways to simplify life for those with a swallowing disorder. Our thickeners and ready-to-drink beverages are available in single-serve and multiple-serve containers, giving you more convenient options for staying hydrated whether at home or away.

Using Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Follow these simple instructions when preparing beverages with Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener.

  1. Pour 4 fl oz. of cold or hot liquid into a glass.
  2. Slowly add level measured thickener to liquid, stirring with fork or whisk as you pour.
  3. Stir briskly until thickener has dissolved.
  4. Before serving, let water and juices stand for at least 1 minute. Let milk and supplements stand for 5-10 minutes. Stir and serve.

For best results, consume within 30 minutes of mixing.

Note: Thick-It® brand product labels have been recently updated. Please be sure to follow the usage chart and mixing instructions listed on the Thick-It® brand product package you are currently using.

View or print this handy Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener mixing chart.

Using Thick-It® Original Concentrated Food & Beverage Thickener

Our concentrated formula allows you to use less thickener to achieve your desired consistency. With fewer calories and carbohydrates, it may be a better option for people with diabetes or those trying to manage their weight.

  1. Pour 4 fl oz. of cold or hot liquid into a glass.
  2. Slowly add level measured thickener to liquid, stirring with fork or whisk as you pour.
  3. Stir briskly until thickener has dissolved.
  4. Before serving, let water and juices stand for at least 1 minute. Let milk and supplements stand for 5-10 minutes. Stir and serve.

For best results, consume within 30 minutes of mixing.

Note: Thick-It® brand product labels have been recently updated. Please be sure to follow the usage chart and mixing instructions listed on the Thick-It® brand product package you are currently using.

View or print this handy Thick-It® Original Concentrated Food & Beverage Thickener mixing chart.

Using Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener

Please see our mixing chart for guidelines on the amount of Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener to use and proper standing time for achieving mildly thick (nectar), moderately thick (honey), and extremely thick (pudding) consistencies.

  1. Add level measured thickener into a dry, empty glass.
  2. Pour entire amount of desired cold or hot liquid into glass over thickener powder.
  3. Immediately begin stirring briskly with fork, spoon, or whisk for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. With water and juices, let stand for 1-2 minutes and serve. With milk and supplements, let stand for 3-6 minutes and serve.

Note: Thick-It® brand product labels have been recently updated. Please be sure to follow the usage chart and mixing instructions listed on the Thick-It®  brand product package you are currently using.

Using Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Ready-to-Drink Thickened Beverages

Our bottled water, coffee, tea, and juices are pre-thickened to mildly thick (nectar) and moderately thick (honey) consistencies and are ready to enjoy anytime. Simply twist, pour, and savor. Thick-It® Clear Advantage® ready-to-drink thickened beverages can be served hot, cold, or frozen into ice cubes or pops. Available in convenient, resealable single-serve and multiple-serve plastic bottles, Thick-It® brand ready-to-drink beverages should be refrigerated after opening and used within 14 days.

Note: Thick-It® brand product labels have been recently updated. Formerly known as Thick-It® AquaCareH2O Thickened Beverages, our ready-to-drink beverage packaging may vary depending upon location.

Using Thick-It® Purées

Available in 15 varieties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, our nutritious and satisfying purées are fully cooked and ready to eat. Just open, heat, and serve. Unused portions can be frozen for future use.

Our purées are fully cooked. To reheat, simply follow these instructions:

Stovetop: Heat contents over medium heat until warm; stir occasionally.

Microwave: Spoon contents into microwave-safe container and cover.
Microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds or until warm. Stir before serving.
Microwave ovens vary; cooking time may need to be adjusted.

CAUTION: Container and contents may be hot; use pot holders when removing from microwave.