It is extremely difficult to thicken an oral nutritional supplement to a safe, uniform consistency with the manual addition of a powder thickener1, and in practice there is a wide variation and inconsistency in how drinks are thickened by patients, staff and carers2,3,4.
As a result, we do not recommend thickening standard oral nutritional supplement. If a thickened oral nutritional supplement is required, the Nutilis pre-thickened range may be more suitable for use.
The Nutilis pre-thickened range offers:
Oropharyngeal sensory deficit has been linked to dysphagia5 and is related to higher prevalence of aspiration2 in people with neurological disease.
Following more than 20 years of research into the field of dysphagia, cold ‘touch’ sensory stimulation of the oropharynx has been proven to have benefits for the swallow reflex of dysphagia patients 10-12.
(**) 2.45kcal/ml Nutilis Complete Drink Level 3, 2.45kcal/g Nutilis Complete Crème Level 3, 1.37kcal/g Nutilis Fruit Level 4.