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Need something to thicken without using sugar or sodium.

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It just occurred to me that if you can't find what you want, you might get additional information from a speech therapist in a rehab facility (I've been helped that way), or contacting a hospital dietician. I recall that last year a dietician from Memorial Sloan Kettering was very helpful.
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Bonnie, I've found some information on thickeners from a site offering dysphagia products and am P'M'ing the contact information to you, as posted links are usually partially deleted.

I have a catalogue which I ordered from this site; I spoke with someone who was very helpful in providing information.

The catalogue doesn't indicate whether sugar or sodium are ingredients, but I believe the helpful information I received suggests the company is willing to spend some time helping potential customers... if you don't find what you want before then. ( Cwillie really knows her stuff!)

From the catalogue, I see that there are different kinds of thickeners; this might help in finding what you're looking for, if you haven't already from CWillie's suggestions.

I asked gardening forum members if they were aware of natural based thickeners, so that I could make my own. I was thinking of arrowroot, e.g., Typically I copy and save all the answers, but right now I can't find them. If I do, I'll share that with you.
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SimplyThick Gel advertises as being low in carbs and sodium.
You can buy plain xanthan gum in bulk also, but it is a real pain to use because it does not mix easily, I tried it but decided to go with the commercial products. The way to use it is to mix up a batch of very thick water which you then mix into the beverage you want to thicken.
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We use Thik-it. I don't recall if there are sugars or sodium, but I'll check. I found a dysphagia site with about 4 different types of thickeners; I'll see if I can find the link for you.
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Thank you so much. But those two effect moms blood pressure with the sodium and her blood sugar levels with the carbs and or sugars. I thank you for taking the time to answer.
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There are commercial thickeners available at your local pharmacy, they are meant to be used in a variety of foods or beverages so are flavourless. Nestle Resource makes two types, Thicken Up made with modified cornstarch or Thicken Up Clear made with xanthan gum.
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