Thick-It® Simplifies The Lives Of Dysphagia Patients & Caretakers
January 30, 2014

Thick-It®, the number one retail brand in dysphagia nutrition solutions, including purees and thickening agents, is also the premier producer of ready-to-drink dysphagia hydration products with its AquaCareH2O® Beverage line. Designed for dysphagia patients in hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities as well as at-home use, AquaCareH2O® pre-thickened, ready-to-drink solutions provide convenient and easy-to-use hydration options for those with swallowing disorders and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

Thickened with xanthan gum and served in convenient re-sealable bottles, Thick-It AquaCareH2O® Beverages are pre-thickened to nectar or honey consistencies, are made with pure Artesian mineral water, and are available in water, regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee, orange juice, apple juice and cranberry juice. These versatile beverages can also be chilled or heated for the easy preparation of a variety of nutritious recipes and frozen for ice cubes and cold treats.

“At Thick-It, our dysphagia professionals are committed to simplifying the lives of those with swallowing disorders through easy-to-use, life-enhancing nutritional solutions,” said Tamara Keefe, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. “As a leading name in dysphagia nutrition management products, we understand the importance of providing patients with consistent products throughout their journey. Thick-It® brand products are the only ones available along the entire care continuum, from the facility where they are being treated to retail shelves and pharmacies nationwide for use when returning home.”

Thick-It® AquaCareH2O® Beverages provide versatile and proven hydration benefits for dysphagia patients and health care professionals, including:

  • Pre-thickened with xanthan gum for increased hydration options
  • Can be quickly and easily added to other beverages and foods
  • Packaged in resealable bottles for at-home and on-the-go convenience and to minimize waste
  • Maintains proper consistency over time and temperature
  • Special diet friendly, Kosher for Passover and gluten-free

Thick-It® AquaCareH2O® thickened water is:

  • Free of lemon flavor
  • Calorie-, sugar- and carbohydrate-free
  • Can be added to powdered drink mixes for convenient and tasteful varieties, including tea, coffee, cocoa, broth, lemonade, milk, laxatives, or nutritional drink powders

Thick-It® AquaCareH2O® thickened Coffees are:

  • The only ready-to-drink thickened coffee on the market
  • Made with premium roast coffee
  • Calorie-, sugar- and carbohydrate-free
  • Available in caffeinated and decaffeinated

Thick-It® AquaCareH2O® thickened juices are:

  • Made with 100% real juice
  • Free of fructose corn syrup
  • Designed for consumption any time, including breakfast, lunch or dinner menus, and nutritious juice breaks

All Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition management products are available at Pharmacies nationwide as well as for foodservice and in-facility use through North American and international distributors. Visit the Thick-It® website for details at

About Thick-It®
Thick-It® is a registered trademark of Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri. Thick-It® Original Thickener is the number one selling retail brand of food and beverage thickeners, introduced in 1987. In 2005, Thick-It® dietitians developed an innovated line of pureed foods, made from real food ingredients. In 2011, Kent Precision Group, Inc. acquired Clearly Superior products AquaCareH2O®, a line of ready-to-drink, pre-thickened beverages, which come in six flavor varieties.

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