A natural glucose product that’s healthy for you & your baby.

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Alaska       
Midwifery and Women's Health Care, 3730 Rhone Circle, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99508. mwhcanchorage.com 

California
Del Mar Birth Center, 1416 El Centro Street Suite 100, South Pasadena, CA 91030. delmarbirthcenter.com 
East Bay Midwives, 902 Stannage Avenue, Albany, CA 94706. eastbaymidwives.com
Midtown Nurse Midwives, 2025 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. sacramentomnm.com
Golden Oak Midwives, 419-30th Street Suite 2, Oakland, CA 94609. gomidwives.com
The Fresh Test, Los Angeles, CA 90066. info@thefreshtest.com

Florida
Breath of Life Women's Health & Birth Center, 1900 E. Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771. breathoflife.cc

Georgia
Birth by Grace Midwifery, 130 Howell Road, Tyrone, GA 30290. birthbygracemidwifery.com

Illinois
Home Sweet Home Birth, 108 NW Main Street, Hopedale, IL 61747.  homesweethomebirthil.com

Massachusetts
AlternativeGlucoseMA.com AlternativeGlucoseMA@gmail.com
Circle of Life Midwifery & Holistic Family Health, 830 East Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247. circleoflifesite.com

New Jersey
The Essential Market,  57 U.S. 46 Suite #300, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. 250 A Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940. theessentialmarket.com

Virginia
Pineapple Babies Birth Services, 2908 Ryan Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. pineapplebabies.com

The Fresh Test is equivalent 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, The Fresh Test can also be consumed as a refreshing lemonade beverage! It’s light and delicious.

The American Diabetes Association suggests that the Glucose Load Test be performed at 24 – 28 weeks of gestation in women not previously diagnosed with diabetes. The 50-gram drink should be consumed within 5 minutes and 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 their 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 - 2019.

We currently have two product offerings. The Fresh Test powder version has a shelf life of 2 years. This does not need to be refrigerated.  The Fresh Test lemonade beverage has an average 5 month shelf life and must remain refridgerated. This product is manufactured by Juice Connections in Los Angeles.

Orders are shipped once a week.  The Fresh Test is not responsible for lost or stolen product, 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 product due to incorrect addresses or unopened shipments. Do not drink any of the fresh pressed beverages that you suspect has been in temperatures over 40ºF. 

Please refer to the Products tab of this website. Discounts are posted for bulk orders intended for 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 ingredient sourcing, 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.
Our headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA. The Fresh Test is available to ship within the United States.

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.
 The Fresh Test beverage 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.

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.  The majority of these glucolas were developed in the 1960s and our team felt it was time for a more natural option.  As health conscious individuals, please do your homework on the aforementioned ingredients.
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The Fresh Test beverage contains Filtered Water, Organic Cucumber, Organic Lemon, Non-GMO Glucose and Organic Mint.  The Fresh Test powder version contains Non-GMO Glucose, Crystalized Lemon and Organic Mint. These products taste very similar and have been tested to contain exactly 50-grams of glucose (with negligible amounts of fiber, protein, sucrose, fructose, fat, etc). Our team has done rigorous clinical and laboratory testing to ensure equivalency. We have also found a way to keep these products as natural, organic and delicious as possible.