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:

  • Original (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
Glycosade being poured into a shaker

1.Measure the required amount of Glycosade into the shaker.

Liquid being measured

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

Shaking a container

3.Measure the required amount of Glycosade into the shaker.

Person drinking

4.Drink your Glycosade straight away

With food
Adding Glycosade to a bowl

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

A spoon stirring

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

Eating a spoonful

3.Eat straight away.

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

 

Mixing ideas - Original

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, hazel nut 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

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

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)

 

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