ThickenUp® Clear is an innovative, non-starch based thickening agent designed to rapidly thicken liquids and food for patients with dysphagia or swallowing difficulties. Once prepared, liquids remain clear and lump-free. ThickenUp® Clear does not affect the taste or odor of the food or liquid.

ThickenUp® Clear is for adults & children 3 years and older.

Key benefits

The Key Benefits of ThickenUp® Clear

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Improves swallowing safety*

Clinically shown to improve swallowing safety in people suffering from dysphagia, by reducing the risk of aspiration compared to thin liquids

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Mixes and dissolves easily

Mixes and dissolves easily in a wide range of hot or cold foods and beverages, including those containing protein.

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Tasteless and Odorless

Liquids mixed with ThickenUp® Clear powder do not have alterations in taste or odor

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It dissolves fully and easily without creating lumps in a wide variety of foods and beverages

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Doesn't thicken over time

Unlike starch-based solutions, ThickenUp® Clear does not over-thicken with time

*Leonard RJ, et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114:590-594.

Nutritional Highlights

per 1 scoop or 1.4 gram serving

  • 5


  • 15mg


  • 5mg


  • 1 g


  • 0 g


  • 0 g



Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride​

ThickenUp® Clear in the canister may contain milk, due to equipment cross-contact

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How to useThickenUp Clear logo by Nestlé Health Science.

How to use ThickenUp Clear: Step 1 - Powder first

1. Powder First

Use the dosage scoop included in the canister

For best results, add the powder to a clean, dry cup or glass

How to use ThickenUp Clear: Step 2 - Add liquid

2. Add liquid

Add the liquid to the powder

How to use ThickenUp Clear: Step 3 - Stir

3. Stir

Stir briskly immediately, until the powder is completely dissolved

How to use ThickenUp Clear: Step 4 - Serve

4. Serve

Leave standing for up to 5 minutes for most beverages before serving*

*Milk and oral nutrition supplements may take 15 minutes to reach the desired consistency

ThickenUp™ Clear dosage chart (Per 8 fl. oz.)

ThickenUp Clear Instant Food and Drink Thickening Powder.
ThickenUp Clear dosage: Mildly thick - 2 scoops or stick packs; Moderately thick - 4 scoops; Extremely thick - 6 scoops. *National Dysphagia Diet. American Dietetic Association 2002.
^Suitable for use with the IDDSI Framework.
^The international Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative 2016 (http://iddsi.org/framework)

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