University study on our supplements
Backed by primary research
Our Spectrum Support liquid vitamins and minerals were used in a double blinded pilot study which was done by the University of Arizona and published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2004.
The goal of this study was to “determine the effect of a moderate-dose multivitamin/mineral supplement on children with autistic spectrum disorder”. Blood levels of several nutrients were measured at the conclusion of the study and mothers of the subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire, with respect to the children’s behavior, sleep, language, etc.
One group of children was given placebo supplements, also made at our lab, using the exact same inactive ingredients as the real ones, plus natural hibiscus for color, and the other group took our actual vitamins and minerals. The parents and children were double-blinded, so that they did not know which group they were a part of.
The results of the study indicated increases in levels of vitamins B6 and C over a 12-week period, and also statistically significant improvements in sleep and GI problems, as reported by parents of those children in the group taking the supplements, but not the group taking placebos. These very satisfying results confirm the excellent absorption and utilization of nutrients in our liquid vitamin and mineral supplements, even in children with autism who typically present with multiple imbalances, gut issues and challenges with nutrient absorption and utilization.
As an additional note regarding total vitamin B6 levels, it should be noted that vitamin B6 is classically found at high levels in children with autism, as a result of defective pyridoxal kinase and B6 conversion processes. Because their bodies do not convert B6 to usable forms efficiently, these children therefore have a functional need for high supplemented doses of vitamin B6. Multiple studies have verified both this clinical finding and the benefit to children with autism of moderate to high doses of vitamin B6.
Research Study using BrainChild Spectrum Support Vitamins and Minerals