The Science Behind Nutritional Supplementation in ASD
There are several studies demonstrating improvement in children with ASD using various nutritional approaches. The clear majority of research using nutritional approaches support the opinion that nutritional supplementation demonstrates promise in the treatment of ASD.
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.
Enhances methylation needs, and thereby assist in gene regulation.
Facilitate selected neurotransmission, including GABA receptors.
Assists in the regulation of insulin control.
QNEEDS Ubiquinol COQH-CF
QNeeds® contains ubiquinol, the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (coQ10). CoQ10 is essential for energy metabolism, and also functions as a powerful antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.
Many chronic conditions, especially those involving mitochondrial function, can increase the demand for CoQ10 in the body, leading to deficiency. CoQ10 supplementation is often recommended for a variety of different medical conditions, including functional (e.g. pain, fatigue), neurodevelopmental (e.g. autism, ADHD), and cardiac (e.g. hypercholesterolemia on statin drugs) conditions.