Thick-It Thickeners can be purchased at any pharmacy. Visit our Where to Buy page for additional purchasing options.
Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with safe and high quality products while complying with applicable industry standards and regulatory requirements. For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association have advised caution in the use of thickening products that contain xanthan gum or similar agents, such as starch, with any infant. In the thickener industry, this caution has expanded over time.
Under these circumstances and until further information is made available, Kent Precision Foods Group has decided to update the Thick-It® product line labels (Clear Advantage®, AquaCareH20®,Original, Original Concentrated, and Original Foodservice) to recommend the products should not be used by infants under 2 years old and should only be used by children under the age of 12 in consultation with a physician.
Both starch and the fiber in colonoscopy preparations compete for the retention of water. When you add the starch to the colonoscopy preparation, you actually will see thinning of the product. Therefore it would not be safe for individuals with dysphagia to consume.
We recommend using Thick-It AquaCareH2O Thickened Water with the powdered colonoscopy preps.
Consult with your physician before mixing Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners with any preparation testing materials.
Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners do not bind fluids. Constipation is generally caused by other circumstances such as medications, lack of daily dietary fiber, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and inadequate consumption of liquids.
Not usually, but everyone is different. Consult your physician.
Yes. To thicken carbonated beverages, measure the appropriate amount of Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickener and pour it into a glass. Add the carbonated beverage to the Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickener and mix until dissolved.
No, Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners do not bind fluids. The person receives essentially the same hydration as if they had consumed a non-thickened fluid. In other words, 93% of the liquid is directly absorbed for hydration. It is also important for the person to receive a significant liquid intake on a daily basis, unless a physician has advised the person to limit fluids.
Yes, you can mix Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners in bulk as long as you keep the unused portion covered and refrigerated. The unused refrigerated portion may be kept for 2-3 days. Do not leave a thickened liquid at room temperature any longer than 3-4 hours as bacteria may build up.
There is no maximum recommended quantity. It is important to keep hydrated, which means drinking as much liquid as possible, unless a physician has advised the person to limit fluids.
Yes, the ingredients in Thick-It Original (modified food starch and maltodextrin) and Thick-It Original Concentrated (modified cornstarch) are derived from corn; therefore, they do not contain any rye, wheat or barley.
Yes, they are Kosher parve.
Thick-It Original Food and Beverage Thickener contains modified food starch and maltodextrin.
Thick-It Original Concentrated Food and Beverage Thickener contains modified cornstarch.
Yes, but if there is an elevation to blood sugar while using Thick-It Original Food and Beverage Thickener, we recommend using Thick-It Original Concentrated Food and Beverage Thickener. With Thick-It Original Concentrated Food and Beverage Thickener you use less to achieve your desired consistency, resulting in the consumption of fewer calories and carbohydrates. If there is still an elevation to blood sugar, Thick-It AquacareH2O Water is a good option because it containers zero calories, carbohydrates and sugar. We encourage you to consult with your physician prior to using our product.
Thick-It® Original Concentrated Food and Beverage Thickener is a concentrated formula which means you use less to achieve your desired consistency, resulting in the consumption of fewer calories and carbohydrates. This may be a better option for people with diabetes and those trying to manage their weight.
Thick-It Original Food and Beverage Thickener: 1 tablespoon = 1/3 fruit exchange (4 grams of carbohydrates)
Thick-It Original Concentrated Food and Beverage Thickener: 1 tablespoon = 1/3 fruit exchange
(4 grams of carbohydrates)
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The pH of Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners are around 6.8, so they’re considered to be neutral.
Both ingredients in Thick-It Original Food and Beverage Thickener (modified food starch and maltodextrin) contain less that 0.1% protein. The amino acid phenylalanine is a small percentage of that 0.1% protein which should make Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners safe for PKU patients. However, we recommend consulting a physician.
|Thick-It®||1 Tbsp (4 g)|
2 Tbsp (8 g)
|1 Tbsp (4.8 g)|
2 Tbsp (9.6 g)
If the recommended usage instructions have been followed, the thickened liquid will remain thick until the person has consumed it. Do not leave a thickened liquid at room temperature any longer than 3-4 hours as bacteria may build up.
Not usually, but every individual with glucose sensitivity or diabetes is different. Be sure to let your physician know that you are using Thick-It Original Instant Food and Beverage Thickener or Thick-It Original Concentrated Instant Food and Beverage Thickener so they can determine the best treatment option for your glucose management.
No, you do not need a prescription. Visit our Where to Buy page for details on where you can purchase Thick-It products. Although a prescription is not needed, we recommend you consult with a medical professional to determine the appropriate consistency to purchase.
The Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners come in 10 oz and 36 oz canisters as well as single serving portion control packets. It is also available in 10 lb. bulk by mail order only.
The new canisters of Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners have a Best if Used by Date on the bottom of the canister.
Yes, the Best If Used by Date of 30 months from the date of manufacture. The Best If Used by Date is located on the bottom of the canister.
Modified is the method used to process the starch so that it easily dissolves in a cold or hot liquid without having to boil the liquid first.
Maltodextrin is an easily digestible carbohydrate and is used in a wide variety of dry foods, dairy products, meats and beverages.
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