Dysphagia / Trouble Swallowing

One source estimates that as many as 1 in 10 people over the age of 50 , or 15 million Americans, have dysphagia . Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing problems and "is most common in older adults, premature babies, and people with problems of the brain or nervous system." A common treatment for dysphagia that cannot be directly remedied is the use of food thickeners.

UltaGel is the most economical way to thicken food, costing 40-60% less than the leading dysphagia food thickener. UltraGel is an odorless, tasteless thickener that can be added to any temperature liquid, hot or cold. UltraGel begins thickening immediately and full thickening occurs in 4-5 minutes, twice as fast as the leading dysphagia food thickener .

Pie glaze consistency: 4-5 tablespoons per cup of liquid.

Gravy consistency: 2-3 tablespoons per cup of liquid.

One source estimates that as many as 1 in 10 people over the age of 50, or 15 million Americans, have dysphagia. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing problems and "is most common in older adults, premature babies, and people with problems of the brain or nervous system." A common treatment for dysphagia that cannot be directly remedied is the use of food thickeners.

UltraGel is the most economical way to thicken food, costing 40-60% less than the leading dysphagia food thickener. UltraGel is an odorless, tasteless thickener that can be added to any temperature liquid, hot or cold. UltraGel begins thickening immediately and full thickening occurs in 4-5 minutes.

Unlike other thickeners used for this purpose, UltraGel contains no maltodextrins (sweeteners), giving you full control over what you and your loved ones are eating and drinking.

One of our customers said, "I control how much sweetener I add, and UltraGel has literally saved me hundreds of dollars."

Desired consistency for 4 fl oz:

  • Nectar consistency: 1/2 - 1 tablesppon UltraGel
  • Honey consistency: 1-2 tablespoons UltraGel
  • Pudding consistency: 2-3 tablespoons UltraGel

Our customers reported best results when UltraGel was either added gradually with a whisk or added to liquid in a closed container and shaken.

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