Altrix® Ultra 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® Ultra Thickener truly lets you once again enjoy the good things in life each and every day. The final mixed consistency of Altrix® Ultra Thickener will not be affected by enzymes in saliva (amylase resistant) and, being extremely stable, the formulation will not change consistency over time.
- 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
Suggested Serving Guide
|Drink / Food Quantity||150 – Mildly Thick (Nectar)||400 – Moderately Thick (Honey)||900 – Extremely Thick (Pudding)|
|200ml||1 Scoop||2 Scoops||4 Scoops|
|1 Litre||5 Scoops||10 Scoops||20 Scoops|
1 Level scoop = 3.6g
Above guide based on level scoops.
How to use
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.
Measure the required amount of liquid or food into a container. In a separate container, measure the amount of level scoops of Altrix® Rapid Thickener.
Allow to stand for 2 minutes before consuming.
1 LITRE Use a whisk or stick blender if required for larger volumes. Product can be made up to 8 hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator.
Cold Drinks (<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 (<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.
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.
The following method works well with powdered supplements:
- Place 200mL (or recommended amount) of the liquid into a cup
- Add 1 scoop of Altrix® Ultra 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.
Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum
|Per 200mL water made up,
with 1 scoop Altrix® Rapid Thickener (2.0g)
|Per 1 scoop
Altrix® Rapid Thickener
|Protein||less than 1g||less than 1g||1.4g|
|Fat||less than 0.1g||less than 0.1g||less than 0.1g|
|– saturated||less than 0.1g||less than 0.1g||less than 0.1g|
|– sugars||less than 1g||less than 1g||3.2g|
Storage & Shelf Life
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.
Two years. For the best before date, see bottom of jar/container.