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2 October 2019

All of us need lots of drinks a day, however making lots of thickened drinks and adding just the right amount of thickener to each one is time consuming, difficult and stressful. Consequently, we have been looking for a solution and our sachet provided the answer. Like moving from loose

17 September 2019

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI – for short) was implemented in January 2019. It was created to provide standard terms for the flow rate of thickened drinks and consistency of texture modified foods. This in turn should reduce the risks of patients being given a drink or a

16 July 2019

For those with a normal swallow, there are lots of nutritional supplements to choose from. For those with dysphagia there are only three pre-thickened ones available – in the world! Dietitians and Nutritionists have wanted more – a wider range – so they can give their patients more options. They

27 June 2019

When someone acquires dysphagia, eating and drinking anything becomes time consuming. One of the most frustrating things will be taking medications several times a day. Dysphagia – swallowing difficulties – means a person has no or little swallow control. Consequently tablets can’t just be swallowed with water. It flows too

10 June 2019

As you know, we are following the IDDSI standards so all our Slõ products can be used with confidence around the world. Last week, Slõ Tablets were submitted to an independent IDDSI testing by Kathryn and her team in Australia as part of a research into medication and dysphagia. They

16 May 2019

Liquid medications, solutions and syrups have been created to help those that have difficulty swallowing solid tablets and capsules. This swallowing difficulty can be due to a person finding tablets painful. Some have a phobia of choking. Some have dysphagia. Whatever the reason, it means they are restricted to the

30 April 2019

As many people are now moving from whole milk to alternatives, we decided to test our supplements – Slõ Milkshakes+ – with the most popular; almond, soya and rice milk. Lactose free was excluded because our supplements include milk powder. After testing, soya and rice milk proved to mix well

4 April 2019

Medication is a daily essential but a struggle. Many people have difficulty swallowing solid tablets and pills; for some it is a severe problem. Consequently, the only way to take these solid dose forms is to put them into yoghurt, jam and fruit juices or crush them. However, both options

7 January 2019

IDDSI Resources Labelling To enhance the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative resources currently available we are happy to tell you all our Slõ Milkshakes+ packs now include the IDDSI terms. The Slõ Chocolate Milkshake+ and Strawberry Stage1, IDDSI 2 have featured them for a while and from this week the

17 December 2018

Slõ Drinks are made to be enjoyed. Created to give back the simple pleasure of a drink that looks and tastes the same as ordinary ones, despite the fact it is contains thickener. But, if you are new to Slõ Drinks, then you may be unsure about placing your first