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 narrows dietary sources of essential nutrients. Spectrum-Mate 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 D3 for optimal nutrient absorption and utilization. Iron and copper, often contraindicated in ASD, are excluded.
Spectrum-Mate 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. The pleasant, natural berry-pomegranate flavored powder has fine texture that dissolves easily in liquids or can be mixed in foods. A convenient measuring scoop is provided for accurate dosing.
Suggested Use: Adults or Children 4 or more years of age: 1 scoop or teaspoon daily with food. Children less than 4 years of age: As directed by a healthcare practitioner. Mix powder directly into room temperature or cold beverages or food (ex; fruit puree) just before serving.
Serving Size 1 Scoop (approx. 1 tsp or 5.5 g) contains:
Daily servings per container: 30
1 teaspoon or 5.5 grams
% Daily Value
Vitamin A (64% (3,500 I.U.) as natural carotenes (alpha, beta, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein) from D. salina and 36% (2,000 I.U.) as vitamin A palmitate)
Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid USP)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate plus mixed tocopherols d-alpha, d-beta, d-delta, d-gamma) from soy
Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione)
Thiamine (as thiamine mononitrate)
Niacin (67% as niacinamide and 33% as niacin USP)
Vitamin B6 (67% as pyridoxine hydrochloride and 33% as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate)
Folate (Metafolin L-5 methyltetrahydrofolate)
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate USP)
Calcium (as calcium citrate-malate)
Iodine (from kelp)
Magnesium (as magnesium bisglycinate chelate)
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate)
Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex)
Manganese (as manganese bisglycinate chelate)
Chromium (as chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum glycinate chelate)
Potassium (as potassium chloride)
Boron (as boron amino acid complex)
Vanadium (as bisglycinato oxovanadium)
Choline (as choline bitartrate)
Citrus Bioflavonoids (85 mg as citrus bioflavonoid complex, min. 50% bioflavonoids, and 15 mg as hesperdin methylchalcone)
Other ingredients: Natural berry-pomegranate flavor
Does not contain: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, soybeans, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.