Glucose (a type of sugar) is a key source of energy for the body. The body stores glucose as glycogen. Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) is a condition where, due to an inherited abnormality, the body cannot release glucose from the glycogen stores. With GSD, the level of glucose in the blood can drop too low. The key to the management of this disorder is to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
Vitaflo produces Glycosade, a unique modified cornstarch product for use in the dietary management of Glycogen Storage Disease where a long acting starch is indicated. Glycosade has been shown to significantly prolong the duration of normal blood glucose levels compared to Uncooked cornstarch in all hepatic GSD types.1
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1. Correia CE et al. Use of modified cornstarch therapy to extend fasting in glycogen storage disease types Ia and Ib. Am J Clin Nutr, 88(5): 1272-6.