This comprehensive multiple vitamin/mineral supplement contains 28 highly bioavailable essential nutrients in amounts and ratios designed to address nutritional imbalances commonly observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Abnormal gastrointestinal function, including chronic diarrhea and malabsorption, affects a significant percentage of individuals with ASD and contributes to nutritional deficiencies. Food elimination diets and a tendency among patients to be highly selective eaters further narrow dietary sources of essential nutrients. VitaSpectrum™ addresses these inadequacies by supplying balanced amounts of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in forms that are typically well tolerated by patients with ASD. Bioactive forms of folate, B12, and B6 are included along with naturally-sourced carotenes, vitamin E, and D for optimal nutrient absorption and utilization. Iron and copper, often contraindicated in ASD, are excluded.
VitaSpectrum™ is free of common allergens, including milk/casein, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, yeast, and soybeans. No starch, maltodextrin, stearates, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives are used. This powdered formula complies with Gluten-Free/Casein-Free (GFCF) diets. For maximum tolerance and versatility as a foundational nutritional program, herbal ingredients are avoided.
The pleasant, natural berry-pomegranate flavored powder now has an improved, finer texture that dissolves easily in liquids or can be mixed in foods. A convenient measuring scoop is provided for accurate dosing.
1 scoop daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner.
|Serving Size 1 Scoop (Approx. 1 1/3 teaspoon or 5.5 grams) • Servings Per Container 30|
|Vitamin A (64% (1,050 mcg RAE) as natural carotenes (beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin) from D. salina and 36% (600 mcg RAE) as vitamin A palmitate)||1,650 mcg RAE|
|Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid USP)||500 mg|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||25 mcg|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate plus mixed tocopherols d-beta, d-delta, d-gamma) from soy||97 mg|
|Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione)||60 mcg|
|Thiamine (as thiamine mononitrate)||25 mg|
|Niacin (67% as niacinamide and 33% as niacin USP)||60 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (67% as pyridoxine hydrochloride and 33% as pyridoxal 5-phosphate)||15 mg|
|Folate (as Metafolin®‡ L-5- methyltetrahydrofolate)||680 mcg DFE
|Vitamin B12 (50% as methylcobalamin and 50% as 5-adenosylcobalamin)||50 mcg|
|Biotin USP||300 mcg|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate USP)||50 mg|
|Calcium (as calcium citrate-malate)||300 mg|
|Iodine (from kelp)||150 mcg|
|Magnesium (as TRAACS® magnesium bisglycinate chelate, magnesium oxide)||300 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate)||15 mg|
|Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex)||200 mcg|
|Manganese (as manganese bisglycinate chelate)||2 mg|
|Chromium (as chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate‡)||150 mcg|
|Molybdenum (as molybdenum glycinate chelate)||100 mcg|
|Potassium (as potassium chloride)||100 mg|
|Boron (as boron amino acid complex)||2 mg|
|Vanadium (as bisglycinato oxovanadium)||50 mcg|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids (85 mg as citrus bioflavonoid extract (Citrus aurantium)(fruit/peel) (standardized to 50% hesperidin bioflavonoids) and 15 mg as hesperidin methyl chalcone (derived from Citrus aurantium extract)(frui)||100 mg|
|Natural Mixed Tocopherols (RRR-beta, RRR-delta, RRR-gamma)||4 mg|
|Natural Mixed Carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin from D. salina)||20 mcg|
Natural berry-pomegranate flavor.
‡Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
††Vitamin E derived from highly-refined soy oil that has soy protein removed. Formulated to be hypoallergenic.
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