SpectrumNeeds® contains 33 active ingredients, which provide a wide basis of metabolism for individuals, including those with neurodevelopmental disorders. Specifically, SpectrumNeeds® includes ingredients that:

  • Constitute an excellent broad basis of essential micro-nutrition.
  • Promotes mitochondrial energy metabolism.
  • Generates essential cofactors, such as coenzyme A.
  • Provides strong antioxidant support for free radical removal.
  • Removes harmful metabolites, including certain organic acids.
  • Enhances methylation needs, and thereby assist in gene regulation.
  • Facilitate selected neurotransmission, including GABA receptors.
  • Assists in the regulation of insulin control.
  • Improves small vessel circulation in the brain.

Click on each of the listed nutrients (left) to obtain practical information on the 33 active ingredients in SpectrumNeeds™, with an emphasis on the dietary supplementation in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g.: autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, etc.). This information is neither a full disclosure of all relevant information nor an academic text. In particular, nutrients are used frequently by others in the treatment of a variety of conditions, some with little to no scientific backing, and inclusion in the section entitled What About Its Use in Other Conditions? does NOT reflect a recommendation or endorsement. Additionally, this site does not include all side effects reported. Please consult your physician and/or seek additional sources as appropriate.


How SpectrumNeeds® Works

Increases Nutritional Support
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration the scientific research and clinical experience illustrating that people with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders function better when certain nutrients are supplemented at high doses; This is WHY our product includes high doses of: carnitine, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3

Promotes Mitochondrial Metabolism
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration the scientific research that reveals about one-half of individuals on the autism spectrum have mitochondrial deficiencies; This is WHY SpectrumNeeds® was devised with a blend of the nutrients that can assist in mitochondrial function (energy metabolism): acetyl L-carnitine, alpha ketoglutarate, alpha lipoic acid, L-carnitine, citrate, coenzyme Q10, L-creatine, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacinamide), B5 (pantothenate), B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal-5-phosphate), B7 (biotin), B12 (methylcobalamin), C, D3, and E

Corrects Dietary Deficiencies
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration that children on the autism spectrum often have diets that are deficient in many nutrients shown by low levels in blood or hair; This is WHY our product contains the following nutrients: biotin, choline, chromium, folate, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, pantothenate, pyridoxine, selenium, thiamine, zinc, and vitamins B12, C, D3, and E.

Activated Form
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration that a standard multivitamin supplement may not always be absorbed and utilized, This is WHY SpectrumNeeds® offers the active form of the vitamin in a bioavailable product: activated vitamin B6 as pyridoxal 5-phosphate, activated folate (B9) as 6S-5-L-methyltetrahydrofolate glucosamine and calcium folinate, and activated vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin.

Expert Formulation
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration that not everyone is the same; This is WHY the dosage of SpectrumNeeds® is tailored to the nutritional management of neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as to a person’s weight.

High Quality
SpectrumNeeds® takes into consideration that the quality of vitamins and supplements is important; This is WHY SpectrumNeeds® is manufactured in the United States at a highly regulated current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility.

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Do some of the ingredients often result in nausea?
Do I stop taking other supplements if I am using SpectrumNeeds®?
Is SpectrumNeeds® a Source of Comprehensive Supplementation for ASD?
Can SpectrumNeeds® Be Administered by Tube?
What about in individuals with mitochondrial disease without a neurodevelopmental disorder?
What about genetic testing?