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Thick-It Food and Beverage Thickeners

Improving the Lives of People with Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders


A quiet cup of coffee at breakfast, a festive dinner with family—these are some of life’s simple pleasures that most take for granted. But for people with swallowing difficulties, mealtime can be a stressful occasion fraught with fear and worry.  We understand how devastating a dysphagia diagnosis can be. Swallowing difficulties not only affects a person’s quality of life, it can lead to dehydration and malnutrition, compromising their health and safety. 


Since 1987, Thick-It has been improving the lives of people with swallowing disorders, starting with the introduction of Thick-It® Original, the first commercially available food and beverage thickener for dysphagia. Today, Thick-It continues to lead the industry with new and innovative dysphagia nutrition solutions, with products like clear, consistent Thick-It® Clear Advantage® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener.

From easy-to-use starch or xanthan thickeners to ready-to-drink water, juice, coffee, and tea to tasty purées, the Thick-It® brand offers a full line of dysphagia nutrition solutions.