Formula Flowchart

Formula Suggestion Flow Chart (for Children) This flowchart is made to assist parents in determining a starting formula for children. Alternatively, please give us a call at 305 952-3227, and we would be happy to help you determine a good starting formula for yourself. The most common question we hear is "which formula should I start with?" Here are some guidelines for determining which of our Spectrum Support formulas might be the most appropriate starting place for your child.

If you are still unsure after considering these questions, please give us a call!



DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE QUESTIONS ON THE LEFT:

QUESTION #1: A very small percentage of children on the spectrum are so intolerant that they react to literally almost everything around them, including vitamins, minerals, foods, chemicals and so on. For this exceptionally sensitive 3-5%, Ultra-Sensitive Formula is a good starting choice.

QUESTION #2: Choose "yes" if your child shows more than two of the following:

  • Repetitive behaviours
  • Insistence on same routines
  • Intense odd interests
  • Self-stimulatory behaviours
  • Over or under-sensitivity of touch, smell, taste or hearing
  • Sleep problems
  • Walks on toes
  • Spins or likes spinning things
  • Lack of language or odd language
  • Doesn't 'get' nonverbal social cues
  • Difficulty understanding others
     

QUESTION #3:Choose "yes" if the child has ever had ANY of the following on a regular basis:

  • Loose stools
  • Difficulty moving the bowels
  • Badly formed stools
  • Undigested material in stools
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abnormal digestive test results
  • Gut flora imbalance
  • Food allergies
  • Eczema
  • Special diet recommended by doctor


QUESTION #4: Explanation: Vitamin B6 (along with magnesium) is extremely helpful to many spectrum issues. The reason for this question is to help determine the optimal starting amount for each child.  We find that over a period of months, or sometimes years, children using our supplements are able to utilize B6 better, and may switch to a more intense formula than they start on.  Taking more B6 than the body can make good use of can be associated with:

  • Excessive energy/activity levels
  • Agitation
  • Sleep disruptions