A natural glucose product that’s healthy for you & your baby.
The Fresh Test is a cucumber + mint lemonade that's not only refreshing and light 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 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.
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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 will include a chemical cocktail to ensure prolonged shelf stability and prevention of ingredient separation. This is a consideration of profits and visual appeal, not the well being of you and your baby. Here are some of the ingredients you may find in traditional glucola beverages:
Dextrose derived from genetically modified Bt-corn - Derived from conventional (GMO) corn, known as Bacillus thuringiensis corn (Bt-corn). Bt-corn is genetically modified with Bt to help corn plants synthesize their own bacterial protein to kill pests. Bt-corn is categorized as a pesticide (no longer a food) by the EPA.
BVO (Brominated Vegetable Oil) - A food additive to prevent separation of citrus flavoring ingredients. Contains bromine (patented as a flame retardant) which cannot be eliminated or dispersed. Bromine or its metabolites has the potential to "bioaccumulate" in the body and is toxic to primary hepatocytes and the endocrine system. Designated by the FDA as "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) in 1958, but GRAS designation was withdrawn in 1970. BVO is banned as an additive in foods sold in Europe and Japan.
Yellow #6 - Contains benzidene, a human and animal carcinogen. Studies in rats showed possible adrenal and testicular tumors associated with an exasperated histamine response.
Red #40 - Contains benzidene, a human and animal carcinogen. May result in attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in children. May accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors.
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) - A potential human carcinogen based on evidence in experimental animals. 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 - Considered safe (GRAS) by the FDA in very small doses as a preservative. Sodium Benzoates have long been established as carcinogens in > micro doses. The reason for a voluntary recall of Perrier bottled waters sold in 1989.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate - Typically 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, bone decalcification, parathyroid, inorganic phosphaturia and hepatic focal necrosis.