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The content of this website is intended for UK patients. Information concerning liver Glycogen Storage Disease management is based upon UK practice. As dietary management may vary in different countries, please speak to your metabolic team at the hospital for individualised advice for your GSD.

Glycosade® - A modified cornstarch

Glycosade is a long acting starch, which may help increase the time between meals/snacks.

It is a food for special medical purposes used for the dietary management of liver glycogen storage disease. This product must only be started after assessment by your Doctor, Dietitian and Nurse. It should only be used under medical supervision.

There are two options:

  • Unflavoured from 2 years+
  • Lemon from 3 years+

Guidance on use

The guidance is broadly similar to that offered for regular cornstarch:

  • No heating
  • Consume immediately
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Speak to your Specialist Metabolic Team if you’d like to learn more about Glycosade.
Key features:
A source of slow-release starch
Mixes well into suitable cold foods and drinks
Comes in a sachet
Lemon flavour now available
How to take Glycosade
As a drink
Step 1

1.Add the liquid of your choice. Typically a sachet of Glycosade can be added to 100ml of cold water, milk or other suitable fluids.

Step 2

2.Measure the required amount of Glycosade into the shaker. For individuals requiring less than a sachet adjust the quantity of fluid accordingly.

Step 3

3.Close the lid tightly and shake for 10 seconds.

Step 4

4.Glycosade is now ready to use. The product should be freshly prepared and consumed immediately.

With food
Step 1

1.Add the required amount of Glycosade to 150-200ml of suitable yoghurt or cold custard/rice pudding.

Step 2

2.Stir well until smooth with a fork or a small whisk.

Step 3

3.Eat straight away.

Remember, do NOT COOK, heat or warm your Glycosade!



Mixing ideas - Unflavoured

Glycosade can easily be flavoured to meet individual taste preferences. Try mixing these flavour combinations with 1 sachet:

Shake with

  • Chilled unsweetened vanilla flavoured almond, hazelnut or coconut milk drink
  • Chilled unsweetened vanilla flavoured soya or rice milk drink
  • Sugar free flavoured waters or squash

Stir into

  • Suitable yoghurts and custards
  • Suitable soy yoghurts and custards

Flavour with

  • Liquid water enhancers such as Go Splash™ and Robinsons® Squash'd™
  • Sugar free coffee syrups such as Da Vinci® and Monin®
  • Food flavouring oils and extract
  • Liquid sweeteners such as Stevia liquid sweetener drops (sweetener sucralose, available in some supermarkets and online)
  • PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (in original or chocolate flavour; available online)


Each recipe is based on using a single sachet. If your healthcare professional has directed you to use more or less than one sachet these recipes may need to be adjusted to reflect this.

Caramel Crème Shake

  • 100ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Da Vinci® sugar free Caramel syrup

Berry Blush

  • 100ml ice cold water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp Teisseire™ sugar free Berry Grenadine or Berry Squash


Lemon Drizzle

  • 100ml cold water
  • A few drops of lemon food flavouring oil or extract

Strawberry Yoghurt

  • 1 pot suitable low fat strawberry yoghurt
  • Optional - try adding Strawberry Watermelon Go  Splash or a few drops of vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Cup

  • 100ml unsweetened vanilla soy or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or Powdered Peanut Butter
  • Optional - a few drops of Stevia Liquid sweetener in chocolate flavour


Download these mixing ideas

Rosy Blush

  • 100ml sugar free coconut milk
  • 4 drops of rose water
  • Optional - 3 drops of a suitable liquid sweetener


Coco-Choc Pudding

  • 100ml water
  • 70g sugar free coconut yoghurt
  • 10g Walden farms near zero chocolate flavoured syrup


Caramel Shake

  • 100ml sugar free almond milk
  • 10g Walden farms near zero caramel flavoured syrup extract


Nutty Delight

  • 100ml sugar free coconut milk
  • 10g almond extract
  • Optional - 3 drops of a suitable liquid sweetener


The ingredients/brands in these mixing ideas are suitable for use in the dietary management of GSD. If you wish to use alternatives, please check them with your dietitian/healthcare professional. Refer to labels for allergen and other product information.

Mixing ideas - Lemon

Create interesting new flavours by trying these cominations with 1 sachet of Glycosade Lemon:

Orange and Lemon Fusion

  • 100ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 drops of orange extract
  • Optional - 3 drops of a suitable liquid sweetener


Lemon and Lime Zing

  • 100ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 10g lime juice


Lemon and Ginger Punch

  • 100ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 3g fresh grated ginger (or ½ tsp of ground ginger)


Download these mixing ideas

Citrus Delight

  • 100ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 10g Walden farms near zero orange marmalade


Almond and Lemon Go

  • 100ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 10g almond extract
  • Optional - 5 drops of a suitable liquid sweetnener


Always talk to your dietitian or doctor before making changes to your Glycosade regimen