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26 May 2021

IDDSI Level 1, Slightly Thick flow rate is increasingly being prescribed to patients. It provides a perfect last step for people to progress onto ordinary – thin fluids. However, whilst transitioning to thin fluids, people can still need to supplement their nutritional intake. As a direct result we created Slõ

24 March 2021

2021 Slõ Milkshakes+ Banana flavour was approved for prescription. Now Clinicians and their patients have access to the widest range of pre-thickened ONS flavours and flow rates in the world.  Healthcare Professionals made us aware of the issues surrounding boosting the protein levels of those diagnosed with dysphagia and with small

2 March 2021

If you are concerned about your nutritional intake or that of someone you care for, try Slõ Protein Powders. These protein-boosting Soy, Whey and Pea Protein powders are not for body builders – they are a way for all ages of with swallowing difficulties to increase protein levels, easily and safely.

17 September 2020

Now, for the first time, dysphagia patients needing nutritional support and prescribed drinks at IDDSI Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 can maintain their calorie and nutrition intake safely with our unique range of pre-thickened powdered oral nutritional supplements. Our Slõ Milkshakes+ are now available at IDDSI Levels 1 &

25 August 2020

The moment has come to take a medical pill. You are suddenly filled with fear and dread. What if you choke on the tablet or can’t get it down?   This is how many people think – but there is no need for them to panic. Difficulty swallowing pills affects one

14 July 2020

People with swallowing difficulties – dysphagia;  frequently require laxatives.   Powdered laxatives are available. However, they must be mixed 125mls water. That doesn’t seem much to drink but those with dysphagia do not drink much. 125mls is a large proportion of their daily intake.  They are difficult to impossible to thicken

18 June 2020

To reduce the risks of those with dysphagia developing aspiration pneumonia; becoming dehydrated and readmitted to hospital, it is essential to change the consistency of all their drinks to slow them down to a manageable speed and make them safer to swallow. Here at the Slõ Drinks Company these essential

19 June 2020

In response to requests from Clinicians wanting their dysphagia patients with a slight swallowing difficulty to have drinks at IDDSI Level 1, slightly thick – all Slõ Drinks can now be made at this level. Of them all, the most useful will be the Slõ Milkshakes+ as it is the

21 May 2020

Due to Covid-19, infection control is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Back in 2017 Infection Control was a key target for the NHS and so we were the 1st company to apply an anti-bacterial barrier coating to our Slõ Milkshakes+ packaging. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as

14 May 2020

To make it easier for everyone to make Slõ Thickened Drink, all our instructions are now simpler but better.