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Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food

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Item #: 51400
60gm, Packet
Item #: 51400
60gm, Packets

Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food is a modified cornstarch product for use in the dietary management of glycogen storage disease (GSD) where a constant supply of glucose is essential. A constant supply of glucose is required to keep blood sugar levels normal. Glycosade is made from a very special type of cornstarch that will be slowly digested and produce glucose for several hours.

What is Glycogen Storage Disease?

Glucose (a type of sugar) is a key source of energy for the body. The body stores glucose as glycogen. Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) is a condition where the body cannot release glucose from the glycogen stores due to a liver enzyme deficiency. When this happens, the level of glucose in the blood (the blood sugar level) can drop too low. There are eleven different types of GSD which are determined by the part of the body that is affected by the enzyme deficiency. All types of GSD affect the body’s ability to either make or utilize glucose as a form of energy.
The key to the management of GSD is to maintain normal blood glucose/sugar levels. GSD management varies depending on the type of GSD and the symptoms. A doctor will develop a dietary regimen based on specific symptoms.

Why choose Vitaflo Glycosade Processed Medical Food

Slowly digested starch

  • Slower release of glucose
  • Greater spacing between starch doses
  • May eliminate need for nocturnal continuous enteral feed

Maintains normoglycemia for longer

  • Improved duration compared to standard cornstarch therapy
  • Slower rise and fall in blood glucose level
  • Effective as a night time feed as it prolongs normoglycemia and allows for longer sleep period

May reduce plasma insulin response

  • Avoidance of hyperinsulinism

Improves appetite

  • Promotes hunger for normal food
  • May prevent excessive weight gain
  • Increases flexibility in lifestyle
  • Mealtime enjoyment

Reduced colonic fermentation

  • May indicate improved digestibility and reduced GI symptoms
  • Improves quality of life

Vitaflo Glycosade Medical Food Features

  • Mixes well into drink or food to give a smooth mouth feel
  • Flows easily through a feeding tube when mixed with prescribed amount of water
  • Each 60g packet of Glycosade has an equivalent carbohydrate content to approximately 55g of uncooked cornstarch
  • Neutral taste
  • Provides a protective barrier to maintain optimum moisture content
  • Easy to use

Who can use Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Diabetic Nutrition

Glycosade is suitable for use from 5 years of age in the United States, and from 2 years of age in Canada
Note: Glycosade must only be started after consulting with healthcare provider

What to buy with Foods for Diabetics

How to prepare Glycosade Diabetic Meals?

  • To be determined by the clinician or dietitian
  • Measure Glycosade dose into the shaker provided
  • Add the liquid of choice. Typically a packet of Glycosade can be added to 100ml of cold water, milk or other permitted fluids
  • Close the lid tightly and shake well for 10 seconds or until powder has dissolved
  • Drink glycosade
  • Glycosade may be also given through a feeding tube or added to permitted foods

Note: Do not heat or warm glycosade as this destroys the properties of starch

Vitaflo Glycosade Dosage & Administration

  • To be determined by the clinician or dietitian and is dependent on the age, body weight and medical condition of the patient
  • Each 60g packet of Glycosade has an equivalent carbohydrate content to approximately 55g of uncooked cornstarch
  • Household Measurements 1 level scoop weighs approximately 5g of product


  • Store in a cool, dry place. Ideally packets should be used immediately after opening
  • Any unused powder in an open packet should be kept in an airtight container or sealed with a clip and used within 24 hours

Glycosade Processed Medical Food FAQs

What is Glycosade?

Vitaflo has worked with leading metabolic centers, scientists and individuals with GSD in the development of Glycosade, a hydrothermally processed high amylopectin cornstarch that can help keep blood sugar levels within the normal reference range for longer compared to uncooked cornstarch.

Why use Glycosade?

Clinical evaluation comparing Glycosade to uncooked cornstarch for overnight dietary management of GSD has shown that Glycosade:

  • Significantly prolongs the duration of normoglycemia to support longer overnight fasting
  • Allows a more gradual decrease of blood glucose levels, reducing the risk of a rapid onset of hypoglycemia
  • Supports adherence and quality of sleep due to avoidance of a middle-of-the-night dose
  • Supports metabolic control, which is expected to positively impact long-term health outcomes

Vitaflo Glycosade Diabetic Food Specifications

  per 100g per 60g Packet
calories kcal 352 211
Protein g 0 0
Carbohydrate g 88 53
Sugar g 0 0
Fat g 0 0
Saturates g 0 0
Fiber g 0 0
Sodium mg 9 5.4
Sodium mmol 0.4 0.2


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