Eat and drink more safely with our Amylase Resistant™ range.
Designed specifically for people living with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) on texture-modified diets, our dysphagia products have now been reformulated with our new Amylase Resistant formula, making them safer and more pleasant to eat and drink.
Discover what Amylase Resistant is and why it’s so important for keeping your loved ones healthy.
What Is Salivary Amylase?
As soon as you start tasting food or fluid in your mouth, the process of digestion has begun. Amylase is a digestive enzyme found in saliva that helps break down starches in foods and drinks so the body can absorb nutrients more effectively.
Amylase and Dysphagia
For people with dysphagia, salivary amylase can hinder the safe consumption of food and fluids.
One of the simplest ways to reduce the risks associated with dysphagia is through a texture-modified diet, comprised of texture-modified foods (such as pureed foods) and/or thickened fluids, which makes eating and/or drinking easier and safer.
However, most texture-modified products use starch-based thickeners, which makes them susceptible to the effects of amylase.
When a person with dysphagia eats or drinks texture-modified products, their amylase begins breaking down the starches. This change in viscosity can increase the risk of aspiration or choking, which can lead to people with dysphagia developing a fear of eating and drinking.
Our Amylase Resistant™ Formula
Our new Amylase Resistant formula uses patent-pending technology to keep our texture-modified products at the same viscosity for long periods of time, reducing the risk of aspiration and choking.
Our reformulated drinks, snacks and desserts also have an improved mouthfeel, creating a better dining experience – we believe that good nutrition should taste amazing too.
With products that are safer and more delicious than ever, people with dysphagia around the world can use the Amylase Resistant range to enjoy better nutrition, greater confidence, and an improved quality of life.
Our Amylase Resistant Range
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