IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT COUNTS.
The Fresh Test is a pressed cucumber + mint lemonade that's not only a refreshing and light drink but it can also serve as a standard 50-gram glucose beverage for the gestational diabetes test.
The ingredients are pure and clean to ensure that it's safe for you and your baby. The recipe includes purified water, organic cucumber, non-gmo glucose, organic lemon and organic mint. These ingredients not only offer nutrients but they can also ease nausea often associated with pregnancy. The Fresh Test is free from harmful dyes, artificial flavoring, GMOs, Sodium Benzoates, BVO, BPA, and other preservatives.
The produce used in The Fresh Test, is grown locally at Deardorff Family Farms in Oxnard, California. All produce is organic and goes straight from picking to the press, at California Juice Co., to ensure ultimate freshness. This California farm also uses solar power for 40% of the farm's energy and uses half the water of an average farm due to its subterranean drip root watering system.
The Fresh Test has been laboratory tested and created to be equivalent to the 50-gram glucose beverage used in the ADA's two step 50-gram Glucose Load Test. This beverage was carefully developed by a team of healthcare professionals to ensure precise equivalency. There is negligible (less than 0.2%) fructose, negligible sucrose (less than 0.2%) and negligible dietary fiber (0.1%).
Per the American Diabetes Association's “Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes” the first step in screening gestational diabetes includes a 50-gram Glucose Load Test (non-fasting), with plasma glucose measurement at 1 hour, at 24 - 28 weeks of gestation in women not previously diagnosed with overt diabetes. If the plasma glucose level measured at 1 hour is greater than or equal to 140mg/dl, women will proceed to a 100-gram Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. If you’re a healthcare professional please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional recipe information, certificate of analysis and laboratory testing.
THE FRESH TEST'S NUTRITION FACTS.
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BEING A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER.
In a world swept up in industrialized food and medicine, it's more important than ever to be a conscious consumer. Please take a look at the label on a traditional glucose beverage and do you own comparison. Most of them will include a chemical cocktail to ensure prolonged shelf stability. This is a consideration of profits, not the well being of you and your baby. Here are some of the ingredients you may find traditional glucola beverages:
D-Glucose derived from conventional corn - Categorized as a pesticide by the EPA and conventional gmo corn is no longer categorized as a food.
BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) - A food additive to prevent separation of citrus flavoring ingredients. In 1958 BVO was designated as safe (GRAS), in 1970 GRAS (safe) designation withdrawn. Health concerns for containing bromine / brominated flame retardants. Bromine has been found to accumulate in the blood filled organs of body – not eliminated or dispersed. BVO is banned as an additive in foods sold in Europe and Japan.
Yellow #6 - Linked to adrenal tumors in animals and associated with exasperated histamine response in humans.
Red #40 - Studies show Red #40 can accelerate immune system tumors in mice. Hypersensitivity (allergy-like) reactions in some consumers. Linked to hyperactivity in children.
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) - Suggested carcinogen based on evidence in experimental animals. Linked to papillomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the fore-stomach in rats and hamsters. California has listed it as a carcinogen.
Sodium Benzoate - FDA considered safe (GRAS) in very small doses as a preservative. Sodium Benzoates have long been established as carcinogens in > micro doses. This ingredient is the reason for a voluntary recall of Perrier bottled waters sold in 1989.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate - Used in cosmetics and oral care as a corrosion inhibitor. In acute studies, rabbits fed 10% Sodium Hexametaphosphate had pale and swollen kidneys. In chronic studies, animals exhibited growth inhibition, increased kidney weights (calcium deposition and desquamation), bone decalcification, parathyroid, inorganic phosphaturia, hepatic focal necrosis, and muscle fiber size alterations. A severe skin irritant in rabbits. A similar pattern seen with ocular toxicity