Nutrition and dysphagia

Nutrition and dysphagia

27 January 2016

Slo Mikshakes

Powdered and liquid supplements are a great help to Strokes Survivors, those with head and neck cancer, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease and Adults with Learning Difficulties.

But those with these conditions are highly likely to have dysphagia. That means supplements have to be used for their Dietary/ Nutritional Management and dysphagia treatment with caution.

They must be thickened before use and that is a BIG problem. Starch and gum based thickeners do not thicken them. The high fat content of supplements stops these traditional thickeners working.

Carers can only ever scoop-and-hope to make a safe drink and that is worrying and stressful for the drinker. They don’t know if it they are going to suffer an embarrassing and painful coughing fit until it’s too late.

Consequently, to avoid all this stress many spend a small fortune on expensive pre-thickened supplements.

Slõ Milkshakes+ are the alternative to thickening supplements and pre-thickened ones

They are the 1st instant – high calorie milkshakes for dysphagia containing a thickener that works with milk.

That means when it will be lump free – perfectly smooth, the right safe-consistency and the drinker can enjoy it stress – free, without worry.

They also taste good enough to drink.

It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge in our unique disposable shaker for 24 hours.

Best of all – the cost of safely delivering 325+ calories, 23g+ protein, + a mix of 25 vitamins and minerals; slightly more than an ordinary powdered supplement.

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