Multiple vitamin/mineral supplement for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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. Active forms of folate, B12, and B6 are included along with naturally-sourced vitamins A, 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 dairy, wheat, corn, eggs, yeast, and gluten. No sugar, maltodextrin, stearates, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, salicylates, or preservatives are used. This formula complies with Gluten-Free/Casein Free (GFCF) and Specific Carbohydrate Diets (SCD™). For maximum tolerance and versatility as a foundational nutritional program, herbal ingredients are avoided. This formula is similar to VitaSpectrum™ powder but the amounts of calcium and magnesium have been reduced to ensure the formula will fit in six medium-size capsules. Supplied in two-piece vegetarian capsules made from purified cellulose.
Adults: 6 capsules daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Children: 4 - 14 years of age: Take up to 3 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Children less than 4 years of age: As directed by health practitioner.
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), cellulose, and L-leucine.
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