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Spectrum Needs


SpectrumNeeds® is a nutritional supplement containing vitamins, minerals, and activated cofactors used to optimize the nutritional status of children and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders (including ADD/ADHD), used to stimulate specific biological pathways in order to promote health.*

  • Constitute an excellent broad basis of essential micro-nutrition.

  • Promote mitochondrial energy metabolism.

  • Generate essential cofactors, such as coenzyme A.

  • Provide strong antioxidant support for free radical removal.

  • Remove harmful metabolites, including certain organic acids.

  • Enhance methylation needs, and thereby assist in gene regulation.

  • Facilitate selected neurotransmission, including GABA receptors.

  • Protect the nervous system, including by reducing NMDA glutamate receptor activity.

  • Assist in the regulation of insulin control.

  • Improve small vessel circulation in the brain.

 

 DIRECTIONS:

 

Based on your child’s weight, use the enclosed scoop to measure out the amount of powder based on the following table. Give this amount twice a day. Mix it in any beverage that you wish, although orange juice is an excellent choice based on taste. The amount of beverage listed in the table is only a suggestion.

dosing

For infants weighing under 22 lbs or 10 kg, consult a physician. SPECTRUM NEEDS has not been tested in infants, although none of the individual ingredients are contra-indicated in infants or expected to be harmful. The amount provided should be calculated based on body weight and the infant’s condition. Suggestion: Calculate the amount on the proportion of 1 gram of powder for every 15 lbs (7 kg) of body weight.

It is recommended to give less product in the first few days, in order to get your child used to the taste and to reduce the possibility of nausea.

Suggestion

  • Give 25% of the dose in the above table for both doses on the first day.
  • Give 50% of the dose in the above table for both doses on the second day.
  • Give 75% of the dose in the above table for both doses on the third day.
  • Give the full amount of the dose in the above table for all days thereafter.

The above proportions do not need to be exact, and can be “eyeballed”. Alternatively, you can use a gram scale.