The Fresh Test™ is a diagnostic glucose beverage intended for gestational diabetes screening. Glucose tolerance tests are typically performed at 24-28 weeks gestation.
The Fresh Test™ is an organic mint+lemonade glucose beverage sourced from the highest quality of ingredients; making the product delicious and well tolerated. Our intent was to make an efficacious product that can be enjoyed! The Fresh Test™ is validated and audited to ensure exact amounts of 50-grams, 75-grams and 100-grams of glucose. This product is intended to be used to screen for Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (typically performed at 24 – 28 weeks gestation). Please consult your physician or midwife for their Glucose Tolerance Testing protocol.
The Fresh Test’s ingredients are non-gmo, well-sourced and pure to ensure that it’s safe for mother and baby. Our patented ingredient list includes Organic Non-GMO Glucose (derived from either corn or tapioca), Crystallized Lemon (citric acid, lemon oil, lemon juice) and Organic Peppermint Leaf extract. These high quality ingredients have been proven to make the GTT experience more enjoyable while easing nausea. In a manufacturer’s survey 356 out of 366 pregnant women enjoyed the taste; greatly improving the patient experience. Most importantly, The Fresh Test™ is additive free, dye free and artificial flavoring free. There are no sodium benzoates, BVO, BPA or other unnecessary preservatives. *Instructions for Use are printed on all products.
Fresh Test, LLC goes to great lengths to ensure exact 50-gram, 75-gram and 100-gram glucose products. In addition to FDA Approved manufacturers, Fresh Test LLC also uses third-party ISO 17025 laboratories to certify the glucose content of each batch of product. Fresh Test’s Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities have been thoroughly vetted by their regulatory board. In addition, LabCorp and other distributors have thoroughly vetted the product, experienced team and facilities used. If you’re a provider or laboratory, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our product or certificates of analysis. Please reach out for a sample if your office is new to this product.
Women are becoming increasingly health-conscious and choosing to consume healthy and organic products, especially during pregnancy. The average pregnant woman knows to avoid caffeine, alcohol, toxic cleaning agents and when possible to avoid processed foods. This gives reason for us to pause and reconsider glucose beverages that contain antiquated or unnecessary additives used to lengthen shelf life and prevent ingredient separation. Many glucose beverages were formulated in the 1970s and have had few changes since. Being that glucose tolerance testing is extremely important in pregnancy, yet women are requesting a more palatable beverage, Fresh Test LLC felt it was critical to develop a clean and delicious product with The Fresh Test™. Please note, food alternatives such as juice, jelly beans or Twizzlers have not been validated for use in the oral glucose tolerance test. These products do not contain exact amounts of glucose but may contain fructose and sucrose (disaccharide) which have varying plasma glucose responses. Please reach out for more information. In the past, here are some of the ingredients you may find in traditional glucose (glucola) beverages
Dextrose derived from genetically modified Bt-Corn - GMO Dextrose is derived from conventional (GMO) corn, known as Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn. Bt-corn is genetically modified with Bt to help corn plants synthesize their bacterial protein to kill pests. Bt-corn is categorized as a pesticide by the EPA.
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) - BVO contains bromine, which is patented as a flame retardant. Bromine or its metabolites has the potential to bioaccumulate in the body and is toxic to primary hepatocytes and the endocrine system. It was designated by the FDA as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) in 1958. The GRAS designation for BVO was withdrawn in 1970 due to poisonous amounts in animal feed. BVO is banned as a food additive in Europe and Japan. Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants can have negative health effects, including infertility, miscarriage, preterm birth, and neurodevelopmental impairment.15
Red Dye #40 and Yellow Dye #6 - Food dyes have been associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in children, migraines, and allergic responses. They may contain benzidine, a human and animal carcinogen. Studies in rats showed that food dyes activate the immune system and accelerate the production of adrenal and testicular tumors.
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) - BHA is considered a potential human carcinogen based on evidence in experimental animals. BHA was listed in 1990 as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Sodium Benzoate - Sodium benzoates were the reason for a voluntary recall of Perrier bottled waters sold in 1989. This preservative is considered safe (GRAS) by the FDA in only very small doses. Sodium benzoates have long been considered a carcinogen in > micros doses.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) - SHMP, a polyphosphate, is found in foods as a sequestrant, thickener, and emulsifier. It's also typically used in cosmetics and oral care as a corrosion inhibitor. In acute studies, rabbits fed 10% SHMP had pale and swollen kidneys.
BPA found in plastic packaging - BPA is a chemical with reported adverse associations such as infertility, miscarriage, and neurodevelopmental impairment.
“I hope someday [The Fresh Test™] will be the gold standard and commonplace in all hospital settings for the gestational diabetes test.”
“Several of my friends complained of being nauseous and feeling gross all day after their tests, so I started looking for a natural glucose drink. I found The Fresh Test™ and enjoyed drinking it and felt great all day!”
“This is the best lemonade I’ve ever had. I wish I had ordered more to drink after my glucose test!”
“ If you're looking for an alternative for the glucose test drink that has dyes, this is it! I used the 50g for my 1-hour and 100g for my 3-hour glucose test and both were refreshing, 10 out of 10! "
“I want to say thank you for producing a product that is safe, natural, effective, and one that tastes good! I just passed along this test information to my doctor, and he was thrilled I found a natural alternative. “