VitaSpectrum, 180 vegetarian capsules
- 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 D3 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, corn, 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.
Servings Per Container: 30
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.
Mix powder directly into room temperature or cold foods or beverages just
Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Amount Per 6 Capsules
Vitamin A ... 5500 I.U.
(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
Vitamin C ... 500mg
(as L-ascorbic acid USP)
Vitamin D3 ... 150 I.U.
Vitamin E ... 150 I.U.
(as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate plus mixed tocopherols d-beta, d-delta, d-
gamma) from soy
Vitamin K1 ... 60mcg
Thiamine ... 25mg
(as thiamine hydrochloride)
Riboflavin ... 15mg
Niacin ... 60mg
(67% as niacinamide and 33% as niacin USP)
Vitamin B6 ... 15mg
(67% as pyridoxine hydrochloride and 33% as pyridoxal5-phosphate)
Folate ... 400mcg**
(50% as folinic acid 5-formyltetrahydrofolate) and 50% as as 5-
Vitamin B12 ... 50mcg
(50% as methylcobalamin and 50% as 5-adenosylcobalamin)
Biotin USP ... 300mcg
Pantothenic Acid ... 50mg
(as d-calcium pantothenate USP)
Calcium ... 100mg
(as calcium citrate-malate)
Iodine (from kelp) ...150mcg
(as TRAACS magnesium bisglycinate chelate, magnesium oxide)
Zinc ... 15mg
(as zinc glycinate chelate***)
Selenium ... 200mcg
(as selenium amino acid complex)
Manganese ... 2mg
(as manganese bisglycinate chelate***)
Chromium ... 150mcg
(50% as chromium polynicotinate**** and 50% as chromium nicotinate glycinate
Molydenum ... 100mcg
(as molybdenum glycinate chelate***)
Potassium ... 99mg
(as potassium chloride)
Boron ... 2mg*
(as boron amino acid complex)
Vanadium ... 50mcg*
(as bisglycinato oxovanadium)
Choline ... 75mg*
(as choline bitartrate)
Inositol ... 25mg*
Citrus Bioflavonoids ... 100mg*
(85 mg as citrus bioflavonoid complex, min. 50% bioflavonoids, and 15 mg as
hesperidin and methylchalcone)
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), cellulose, and L-leucine.
**Metafolin is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.