VitaSpectrum Powder 5.8 oz
This comprehensive multiple vitamin/ mineral supplement contains 23 highly bioavailable essential nutrients in amounts and ratios designed to address nutritional imbalances commonly observed in children on the spectrum. Gastrointestinal function, including transit time and absorption issues, affects a significant percentage of individuals on the spectrum and contributes to altered nutritional requirements. Food elimination diets and a tendency 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 those on the spectrum. 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 those on the spectrum, are excluded. VitaSpectrum® is free of common allergens, including milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat/ gluten. No starch, maltodextrin, stearates, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives are used. VitaSpectrum® formulas comply 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, citrus and tropical flavored powder formulas dissolve easily in liquids or can be mixed in foods. A convenient measuring scoop is provided for accurate measurement.
- Addresses the nutritional needs of individuals on the spectrum: Individuals on the spectrum have unique nutritional needs owing to gastrointestinal and systemic metabolic differences. People on the spectrum have increased intestinal permeability, decreased digestive enzyme secretion, and alterations to their gut microbiota. These factors affect absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Altered levels of many vitamins and essential minerals have been documented in these children including vitamin A, niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), thiamin (B1), biotin, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. Individuals on the spectrum have been shown to have a variety of metabolic differences that affect methylation and transsulfuration biochemistry, oxidation, and energy production. Many of these metabolic challenges may respond to robust vitamin and mineral repletion such as with folate and vitamin B12 for methylation support, vitamin B6 for transsulfuration, and antioxidants. Daily micronutrient supplementation for individuals on the spectrum is warranted to support healthy vitamin and mineral levels and support affected metabolic pathways.
- Easy to administer powder: VitaSpectrum is available in, natural berry-pomegranate or citrus flavored powders.
- Indications: VitaSpectrum is intended to provide a broad spectrum of nutritionally supportive amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements for daily use in children and adults on the spectrum or who otherwise require additional nutritional support for neurodevelopmental health.
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and gluten. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.