4 April 2019

Medication is a daily essential for many with dysphagia. But, most medication is provided as a solid dose tablet or capsule. Typically these are put into yoghurt, jam and fruit juices or crushed. But, both options can adversely affect the way the drugs work and not provide the relief required.

12 February 2019

Sunshine helps our bodies create the sunshine Vitamin – D3. It’s important as it helps control calcium and phosphate levels which are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. It naturally occurs in a small number of foods, (oily fish red meat and eggs) and the sun makes the biggest contribution

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

9 November 2018

Carers and patients in America have been asking for easier ways to find and buy Slõ Milkshakes+, consequently they are now available from We are hoping this will allow us to help more people who have been struggling to thicken ordinary supplements with starch and gum thickeners. Slõ Milkshakes+

31 August 2018

Those with dysphagia can never be sure the thickened drinks they have are safe for them to swallow, because everyone has their own idea of what is the right consistency. IDDSI thickened drinks aim to change that. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative flow terms are now being adopted, both in

31 July 2018

A Clinician here in the UK recently asked us, “Can you create a nutritional supplement that matches the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative 1, Slightly Thick flow rate?” It came up because since introducing these terms here, Speech Therapists think this new consistency is needed. It should help those currently

23 May 2018

As the IDDSI is launching this year here in the UK and all our Slõ Drinks match the IDDSI flow rates, we are changing our packaging include its descriptors. By adding them to the original terms we hope to accommodate those that want to continue to use the existing terms and

12 April 2018

As we speak to more Health Care Professionals about the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative terms and the possibility of adopting them, we are concerned there is going to be confusion and drinkers will be put at risk. The issue is the original consistency terms: Stage 1, 2 and

27 March 2018

A Dietitian recently told us about Bolero sugar free drinks, and after trying them, we believe those living with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) will find them extremely helpful and enjoyable to drink. Bolero is a powdered drink which is supplied in sachets. To make them, you simply mix the sachet contents