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Patients Drink More - Better hydration is everyone's goal. Reports show fluid intake is increased by 20% to 100% when they use Simply Thick®!
People with swallowing problems prefer SimplyThick® over other thickeners. The reasons are simple: no graininess, no aftertaste, and better tasting beverages.
SimplyThick has pre-measured packets allow for fast and easy preparation of beverages anywhere. Individual servings are packets designed to thicken 4 oz. of beverage. Each packet produces either nectar or honey consistency. Two honey packets produce pudding consistency. Blenders and hand mixers are also great tools for bulk mixing SimplyThick.
How long may SimplyThick products be stored?
SimplyThick products may be stored unopened in its original packaging for up to 12 months from its manufactured date. This "Best If Used By Date" is stamped on each packet and printed on bottle labels in MMDDYY format. If you have a packet or bottle that is beyond this date, it may be a little more difficult to mix into solution but should still function properly.
Once a bottle is opened, you should use within 90 days. On the back label of the bottle is a place where you can write the date opened.
Once a beverage is mixed with SimplyThick you should consume within 72 hours. Store leftover beverages in the refrigerator.
Can I use SimplyThick products in the microwave oven?
Yes. Once SimplyThick gel is removed from the original packaging and mixed into beverages or pureed foods, it is safe to be heated and reheated in a conventional or microwave oven. For example, if a cup of coffee thickened with SimplyThick gel gets too cold, you can reheat in the microwave.
However, SimplyThick packets should NOT be used in a microwave oven because the packets contain a metalized foil.
Can you freeze beverages or food thickened with SimplyThick gel?
Yes. SimplyThick will maintain a nice uniform thickness in a beverage or pureed food that is frozen and then thawed. This means you can use SimplyThick gel to make ice cubes and frozen pop treats that melt into proper consistency.
What can SimplyThick gel thicken?
SimplyThick can thicken just about any liquid, whether hot or cold. This includes water, juice, MiraLAX ® ,soda, milk, coffee, tea, soups, purees, beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
SimplyThick® consists of four common food ingredients: water, xanthan gum, citric acid, and potassium sorbate (preservative).