Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food
Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food

Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food

Brand/Manufacturer: VITAFLO
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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.

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
51400 60gm, Packet Each $0.16
$14.43
$7.99
51400 60gm, Packets 30/Pack $4.60
$372.54
$229.99

Features

  • Vitaflo Glycosade Hydrothermally Processed Medical Food 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
  • 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
  • Glycosade’s success as a source of slow-release carbohydrate is based on a combination of two factors
    - High amylopectin content derived from waxy maize starch.
    - Patented heat and moisture process used in production.
  • Age indication:
    - 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

More Information

  • Important notice:
    - Must only be given to patients with proven GSD under strict medical supervision.
    - Suitable from 5 years of age in USA and from 2 years of age in Canada.
    - Not for use as a sole source of nutrition.
    - For enteral use only.
  • Dosage and 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.
  • Preparation Guidelines
    - 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
  • Storage
    - 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.
  • Shelf life
    - 12 months

Specification

 per 100gper 60g Packet
calories kcal352211
Protein g00
Carbohydrate g8853
Sugar g00
Fat g00
Saturates g00
Fiber g00
Minerals
Sodium mg95.4
Sodium mmol0.40.2

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