Spectrum Needs Description
SpectrumNeeds® includes nutrients that:
Promote mitochondrial energy metabolism.
Generate essential cofactors, such as coenzyme A.
Provide strong antioxidant support for free radical removal.
Remove harmful metabolites, including certain organic acids.
Enhance methylation needs, and thereby assist in gene regulation.
Facilitate selected neurotransmission, including GABA receptors.
Protect the nervous system, including by reducing NMDA glutamate receptor activity.
Assist in the regulation of insulin control.
Improve small vessel circulation in the brain.
Ingredients: There are 33 active ingredients in SpectrumNeeds®.
Non-active ingredients in SpectrumNeeds® include all natural flavor enhancers to encourage regular use. There are no artificial sweeteners, colors or fillers. The product is also free of gluten, casein/milk, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, egg, fish and shellfish. There are no ingredients at or near dosages considered to be toxic.
Intended Population: SpectrumNeeds® is designed to be used by all individuals regardless of age, gender, presence or type of neurodevelopmental conditions, common comorbidities, severity of disease, DNA sequence information, medications, or other supplements taken. The formulation is in particular tailored to the dietary needs of children and adults on the autistic spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, SpectrumNeeds® includes many essential nutrients that are often deficient in individuals with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). However, SpectrumNeeds® can be taken by all individuals who desire a basis of excellent nutritional and dietary interventions to promote improved metabolism, methylation, and neurotransmission.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Infants: Consult your health care provider (physician, naturopath, physician assistance, or nurse practitioner) as to the use and dosing in infants and toddlers under the weight of 22 lbs (10 kg). None of the ingredients are considerations in infants, but your provider should be consulted, particular for dosing.
Adults: SpectrumNeeds® is for use by adults as well as by children. The wording of “your child” simply reflects the fact that in most cases with neurodevelopmental disorders, it is a parent that is reading and providing this product for their child, regardless of the age that the child may be.
Ask your doctor: It is generally recommended that your health care provider be aware of the usage of all dietary supplements, and SpectrumNeeds® is not an exception. The involvement of health care providers can be of particular importance in order to discuss potential interactions with medications, other supplements, or medical conditions.
Reducing the number of supplements: SpectrumNeeds® is designed to be safe when used in addition to the supplements that your child is already on. However, it may be possible and/or advisable to discontinue or lower the dose of one or more current supplements that your child is taking; ask your healthcare provider.
Enhanced Delivery for Maximum Absorption
Q-Needs® is superior from other CoQ10 options on the market today. Q-Needs® is a patent-pending, completely soluble, liquid, crystal-free solution of ubiquinol clinically proven to provide superior bioavailability. Superior bioavailability means better absorption of the nutrient from the gut into the blood, aimed to:
- Boost Cognitive Awareness
- Promote Antioxidant Health
- Support Cellular Energy Production
- Support heart and cardiovascular health
- Reduce frequency and duration of migraine pain
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a completely-natural nutrient that plays a critical role in the production of energy by the mitochondria within cells. While technically not a “vitamin” because humans can make CoQ10, the production of CoQ10 by the body is insufficient in health and in disease, and much of the CoQ10 in the body is supplied by the diet. Click here to learn more about CoQ10.
Q-Needs® (CoQH-CF® from NeuroNeeds®) provides the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 in a highly bioavailable, natural, and easy-to-swallow softgel. Ubiquinol is the activated form of CoQ10, and about 80% of the CoQ10 in human blood is ubiquinol. Most CoQ10 products on the market is ubiquinone, which is much less bioavailable than ubiquinol. If a CoQ10 product is not labeled as ubiquinol or ubiquinone, it is highly likely to be ubiquinone, as it is far less expensive. Additionally, Q-Needs® is sourced from Kaneka®, which is one of the few sources of the highest-quality CoQ10 in the world.
Q-Needs® is a superior product from many other CoQ10 options on the market today. Q-Needs® is a patent-pending, completely soluble, liquid, crystal-free solution of ubiquinol clinically proven to provide superior bioavailability. Better bioavailability means better absorption of the nutrient from the gut into the blood. Only about 1% of most commercially-available CoQ10 is absorbed. Oxidation of ubiquinol to ubiquinone prior to absorption is also a key problem with lesser brands. Bioavailability and stability of Kaneka® ubiquinol in Q-Needs® are enhanced by the addition of low dosing of natural ingredients, including alpha-lipoic acid, d-Limonene, and capric and caprylic acids. Click here to learn more about the enhanced bioavailability and stability of Q-Needs®, including the results of a study. Visit the tab above "LEARN MORE ABOUT QNEEDS" for more about the enhanced bioavailability and stability of Q-Needs®, including the results of a study.
Q-Needs® is vegan and free of all common allergens (including soy, peanuts, nuts, gluten, casein/milk, rice, corn, shellfish, fish, and egg), as well as artificial flavors and colors.
Additionally, Q-Needs® softgels are soft, small, and easy to swallow. In neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, and epilepsy, CoQ10 must also pass the blood-brain barrier. Studies are very difficult to conduct on brain bioavailability due to invasiveness, however, many physicians recommend ubiquinol over ubiquinone in the treatment of brain disorders due in large part to assumed enhanced bioavailability (passage) into brain.
CoQ10 is often recommended in health and in disease. In health, studies show that as we get older, the body's ability to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol diminishes, which may contribute to symptoms such as fatigue and reduced energy. In disease, CoQ10 is oftentimes recommended by physicians in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, functional conditions (e.g. chronic pain, fatigue, nausea), and mitochondrial/metabolic disorders. Click here to learn more about the use of CoQ10 in autism and other disorders.