1. When would I drink The Fresh Test lemonade?
The Fresh Test is an equivalent drink to the 50-gram glucose drink, commonly called glucola. 50-gram glucose drinks are often used to test for gestational diabetes, formally called the Glucose Load Test. However, this fresh Cucumber Mint Lemonade is so light and tasty, many choose to enjoy it as a refreshing summertime drink!
The American Diabetes Association suggests that this test be performed at 24 – 28 weeks of gestation in women not previously diagnosed with over diabetes. The 50-gram drink should be consumed within 5 minutes then a 1 hour plasma glucose test will be taken at your lab or physician's office. Please speak with your laboratory or healthcare professional for further instruction.
If you are a healthcare professional and have more questions about the ADA's screening and diagnosis of GDM refer to the Diabetes Care journal here: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2017.
2. When does The Fresh Test lemonade expire?
The Fresh Test is a pressed juice manufactured by the California Juice Company. The juices have an average 5 month shelf life. Please consume within that time-frame and take care to keep it refrigerated under 40ºF.
3. How will The Fresh Test be shipped to me?
Your juice will arrive in an insulated box with cold packs, specially designed to keep juice at appropriately cold temperatures. Orders are shipped on Mondays unless there is a holiday. You should expect the order within the week it is sent out. The Fresh Test is not responsible for lost or stolen juice, product left out for extended periods of time, carrier weather or unrelated delays. Additionally, The Fresh Test cannot be held responsible for damaged or compromised juices due to incorrect addresses or unopened shipments. Do not drink any juice that you suspect has been in warmer than 40ºF.
4. How much does The Fresh Test cost?
The Fresh Test costs $22 per bottle. Discounts are provided for bulk orders to healthcare professionals, such as obstetricians, endocrinologists, laboratories, wellness stores, etc. The Fresh Test has gone through significant research and development to ensure precise equivalency to standard 50 gram glucose beverages. This initial R&D along with our sourcing of the healthiest organic product, is reflected in the price however we hope it will come down in months to come. Shipping and handling costs do go up depending on your location.
5. What does Cold-Pressed juice mean?
Cold-Pressed means we extract juice using a hydraulic press. This method of extraction yields 3-5 times more vitamins, minerals and live enzymes than juice extracted any other way.
6. How is The Fresh Test lemonade pasteurized?
The Fresh Test uses High Pressure Processing. HPP is a cold pasteurization technique by which products, already sealed in its final package, are introduced into a vessel and subjected to a high level of isostatic pressure (300–600MPa/43,500-87,000psi) transmitted by water. High-pressure processing protects consumers by destroying dangerous food-borne pathogens that lead to illness, such as listeria.
7. Why would someone choose The Fresh Test over a traditional 50-gram drink manufactured by a pharmaceutical company?
Many consumers are cautious when consuming the ingredients often found in traditional glucolas. Some of those ingredients may include: D-Glucose derived from conventional GMO corn, Brominated vegetable oil, Yellow #6, Red #40, butylated hydroxyanisole, sodium benzoates and sodium hexametaphosphate. As health conscious individuals, please do your homework on the aforementioned ingredients.
8. Where does The Fresh Test ship to?
The Fresh Test is available within the United States.