Designed to meet the nutritional support needs of people on the autistic spectrum.
Ultra-Colloidal suspension for optimal absorption
Separate Vitamins and Minerals, for great potency and flexibility.
Available with or without natural flavoring.
Gluten, casein and allergen-free.
Spectrum Support II, in either the original (P5P) form or the lower-intensity PAK version, is the starting liquid multivitamin formula used by a large majority of the children taking our supplements. It is designed to provide a moderate level of nutritional support for children and adults on the Spectrum.
Spectrum Support II provides extra nutritional support for the neurological and metabolic systems, in a very easy-to-absorb liquid form. It has a broad nutrient profile of vitamins, minerals, accessory nutrients, and herbs created to support metabolic function. Spectrum Support II's nutrients and herbs support digestion, digestive tract integrity, blood sugar regulation, detoxification, immune function, vascular integrity and circulation, as well as cerebral oxygenation and neurological function.
Spectrum Support II and Spectrum Support II with PAK each contain two bottles:
Part A - Vitamins and Part B - Minerals.
Our 32-ounce bottles provide over a two month supply for a 25 pound child, a one month supply for a 50 pound child, or a 23-day supply for a 100 pound child. The supplements are in the form of a kid-friendly, easy to dose liquid suspension. The vitamin supplements are flavored with natural lemon and lime extracts and low-glycemic index vegetable glycerin. They are also available without lemon and lime.
Spectrum Support II Vitamins and Minerals are designed to be mixed together and given 3 times a day, with meals, either in juice or other beverage, or alone with a glass of water afterward.
ABOUT THE TWO KINDS OF SPECTRUM SUPPORT II
Spectrum Support II omes in two varieties: original formula, and Spectrum Support II with PAK. P5P and PAK are two different forms of vitamin B6, a crucial nutrient for those on the spectrum.
The ONLY difference between the two forms of Spectrum Support II is that the original P5P form contains the active P5P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) form of vitamin B6, and the PAK form contains the pyridoxine alpha ketoglutarate (PAK) form of vitamin B6 instead. Pyridoxine must be converted to P5P for the body to use it, which means that the body gets several times as much effective vitamin B-6 per milligram of P5P than it does from PAK or other pyridoxine forms.
As you may have read, vitamin B6 can be extremely very helpful to many children. However, depending on the individual child's readiness to absorb nutrients and unique body chemistry, some can take P5P with excellent results, and others do better starting out with the less-active PAK form and working up to P5P if appropriate as their bodies can utilize it better. If your child is in the early stages of treatment, or if you do not know if they tolerate vitamin B-6 well, we suggest starting out with Spectrum Support with PAK, and working up to the P5P formula gradually. You can also purchase trial sizes of both formulas, and see which one seems to be the best fit.
ABOUT THE MINERALS
The Spectrum Support Minerals are chemically bound to amino acids to enhance cellular energy production. These minerals are extremely well absorbed, utilized, and tolerated, more so than minerals bound to sulfate, oxide, carbonate, or chloride. All our mineral formulas do not contain iron or copper, as many individuals on the spectrum have issues with metals. Supplementation of copper and iron should be based on individual need, working with a medical practitioner. Our Spectrum Support Minerals are made without any added flavors; they are not available in Lemon Lime.
ABOUT THE LIQUID SUSPENSION
The nutrients in these supplements are broken down into extremely small particles in a gentle, technologically advanced liquid suspension formula which is readily absorbed in the digestive tract and better utilized throughout the body than conventional powders, capsules, tablets or standard liquid solutions.
Our formulas are distinctive for what is left OUT as well as IN: We have never used added sugar, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or sodium benzoate preservative in our supplements and we never will.