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 carotenes, vitamin E tocopherols, and vitamin 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, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, yeast, and
soybeans. 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 or Children 4 or more years of age: 6 capsules daily with food. Children less than 4 years of age: As directed by a healthcare practitioner.