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Autism Coach Supplement Overview

Updated April 10, 2014.

Why A Nutritional Protocol?

According to current trends in autism research, it has become apparent that the underlying cause of autism is biomedical. This means that to help a child, teen or adult reach their full potential, it is critical to identify and treat underlying health issues.

Behavioral modification and integrative therapies (auditory, visual, and sensory) can be also extremely beneficial when carried out in a humane fashion by competent and caring professionals. However most children in the autism spectrum make considerably more progress in these therapies if underlying health issues are addressed at the same time. Nutritional intervention helps parents get the most out of the time and/or money invested in other therapies.

Tens of thousands parents have found that their children have made significant behavioral and cognitive gains when put on a nutritional intervention program.According to multiple surveys of parents including those through the Recovered Kids website and the Autism Research Institute organization, the majority of parents whose young children recovered from autism were placed on a nutritional intervention program.

From a diagnosis that was considered to be permanent and non-recoverable, now it is estimated that up to 40% of children diagnosed with and autism spectrum disorder now lose their labels. Those those who do not lose their labels are often functioning at a significantly higher level than had been thought when my son was diagnosed, almost 20 years ago.

What Causes Symptoms of Autism?

When a neurotypical person interacts with the outside world, what they see, hear, smell, and touch are simultaneously stored in the brain. The brain of a developing infant creates an internal cognitive/neurological map of the outside world that enables the child to make sense of and interact with the outside world. This cognitive/neurological map expands and interconnects most rapidly and extensively before the age of 3 1/2.

Current autism research points to autistic individuals having neurological disconnect, sensory distortion, and difficulty in filtering incoming information from the outside world before the age of 3 1/2. At first overwhelmed with incoming information, young children within the autism spectrum typically shut down one of their senses over time. If incoming information of hearing, sight, touch, spatial awareness and smell is not simultaneously and synchronously stored, information tends to be stored in a more disorganized fashion in the brain. Disorganized information is more difficult to retrieve and use in making sense of and interacting with the outside world.

For example, if visual images aren't linked with auditory sounds - individuals have difficulty make the connection between sounds being associated with images. For many individuals, there tends to be reduced sensitivity to receiving feedback from body extremities - hand flapping and spinning help the individual to receive more feedback from their extremities (proprioceptive feedback) to help them know where they are in space - where their body ends and the rest of the world begins which is essential to forming a sense of self and identity.

All viable autism therapies, nutritional and non-nutritional, help to make neurological connections and reduce sensory distortion.

Behavioral and cognitive symptoms that are manifested for many individuals are believed by researchers to be the result of a chronic auto-immune condition that includes inflammation of the intestinal tract and brain. Chronic inflammation may be triggered by a combination of genetic predisposition, infectious agents (such as a chronic viral, bacterial and/or yeast infection), and environmental triggers, which vary from person to person. This means that to help individuals within the autism spectrum, it is critical to identify and treat underlying health issues.

The Intestinal Tract and Autism

The intestinal tract is actually considered to be a second brain - 80% of neurotransmitters are produced in the intestinal tract. In addition, 80% of our immune system cells line the intestinal tract. Inflammation and chronic infection within the intestinal tract results in reduced levels of critical neurotransmitters, impaired immune system function, and poor digestion and absorption of nutrients, which causes children within the autism spectrum to be malnourished.

Some of the enzymes that break down food in the intestinal tract and are used to manufacture vitamins and neurotransmitters are at low or non-existant levels for individuals within the autism spectrum. Many vitamins including B Vitamins and Vitamin K are produced in a healthy intestinal tract. The majority of individuals within the autism spectrum are deficient in B vitamins and do not absorb artificial and/or unmethylated forms of them well. Insufficient levels of vitamins, enzymes, and neurotransmitters lead to the impaired ability of the body to detoxify which results in the build-up of toxins in the liver and brain. which further impairs neurological development and interferes with creation and function of enzymes.

Chronic infections in the intestinal tract can deplete the body's supply of glutathione. Glutathione is one of the powerful antioxidants our body produces and is critical for removing heavy metals, pesticides, and other man-made pollutants from the body.
Virtually all individuals within the autism spectrum are deficient in glutathione. Glutathione is primarily produced in the liver and is one of the end-products of the sulfation metabolic cycle in the body. The sulfation metabolic cycle is the primary mechanism through which the body detoxifies itself. Sulfation is frequently impaired in autism resulting in the build-up of toxins which interfere with neurological development. To read articles on glutathione and sulfation, please click here.

Another important metabolic process that is impaired is methylation. Methylation involves the transferring of a methyl group (a carbon atom and 3 hydrogen atoms) from one molecule to another. Methyl groups are used in body's metabolic sulfation cycle process to create glutathione. Methyl groups are used in the body's methylation pathways to create active forms of molecules and switch on and off genes (including those that signal growth of neurons), and the manufacture of neurotransmitters. Molecules involved in the methylation cycle include B12, B6, folate, methionine, NAC, and SAMe. If any of these components are not present or in low levels, methylation is impaired, this can impair neurological development.

The sulfation is dependent upon products of the methylation cycle, so if methylation is impaired, it impairs sulfation.
Research is indicating most individuals on the autism spectrum have genetic mutations in the MTHFR gene. which manufactures an enzyme called methyl transferase, which is a critical component of the methylation cycle. Although these MTHFR mutations are not believed to cause autism, they are believed to predispose an individual to being more vulnerable to having the methylation cycle disrupted by factors that include man-made pollutants.

The artificial forms of B Vitamins (which are generally found in over-the-counter vitamins such as Flintstone, One-A-Day, and Centrum Silver) can actually disrupt metabolic pathways of many individuals with MTHFR issues by plugging in B vitamins the body cannot use and ending up blocking these pathways.


Depending on genetic mutations present, some individuals will respond better to certain forms and levels of B vitamins than others - genetic testing of the MTHFR gene can help pinpoint more precisely which supplements are likely to best support optimal methylation and sulfation.

Chronic infectious agents in the intestinal tract typically include Candida, Clostridia and Klebsiella. The by-products of these agents may include toxins that interfere with day to day mental functioning and neurological growth. These by-products an skew metabolic processes throughout the body, leading to a build-up of glutamates and ammonia in the brain. Excessive levels of glutamates act as an excitoxin, over-stimulating neurons to fire, resulting in their damage, impaired neurological connection and neuron death. The resulting excess ammonia is also neurotoxic and can contribute to brain fog.

Another by product of overgrowth of pathogens is proprionic acid, which also lowers cholesterol; an individual whose blood panel indicates low cholesterol (and they aren't on a cholesterol lowering drug) may
be producing excessive levels of proprionic acid; proprionic acid contributes to the smell of swiss cheese (which is high in proprionic acid) and human sweat. So an individual has a low cholesterol and strong smelling sweat, there is a possibility they have an excessively high level of proprionic acid.

Research indicates that probiotics can compete against and reduce populations of pathogenic organisms and they also help to produce B vitamains and other nutrients needed by the body and brain. There are also supplements that can help to reduce levels of ammonia and glutamates and protect the brain against damage from neurotoxins. Colonies of pathogenic organisms can form colonies that cover themselves with a biofilm slime that protects them from drugs and supplements that would otherwise kills them -
One additional factor is that pathogenic organism tend to form colonies and protect themselves from being erradicated by covering themselves with a film of slime called a biofilm; there are specific supplements that can help to break down the biofilm including lactoferrin and specific enzymes; once the biofilm is degraded, the organisms exposed underneath can be killed by supplements including Olive Leaf Extract, Because these intestinal pathogens frequently feed upon carbohydrates and sugar, some special diets have been developed to rid the body of these pathogens by cutting off their food supply; including the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Excessive Levels of Cortisol

Chronic stress, whether emotional or physical (from chronic infection and inflammation), may also lead to excessive levels of cortisol, the flight or fight hormone. Cortisol is normally used by the body to quickly respond to what is perceived as a threat. Although cortisol is critical for survival in the short-term emergency situations, if levels of cortisol are chronically high, this
can cause widespread disruption to metabolic processes and impair neurological development.

Symptoms of chronically high levels of cortisol include disrupted sleep (rising cortisol levels at night can wake a person up), anxiety, depressed immune system, and depression. Chronic elevated cortisol levels can increase the risk of diabetes (increases levels of glucose in the blood), chronic fatigue (exhausted adrenal glands), hypothyroidism (cortisol down-regulates thyroid hormones), and short-term memory impairment.

Excessive levels of cortisol cause magnesium and zinc to be pulled out of body tissues and shunted into the muscles to improve your speed and reaction time. Once they are used by the muscles, they are unfortunately excreted from the body - resulting in chronically low levels of magnesium and zinc. Magnesium and zinc are neuroprotectants so a deficiency can lead to neurological damage. Copper and zinc need to be in balance in the body and if there is too much copper and not enough zinc, this can contribute to neurological dysfunction, including increased risk of seizures.

Finally, excessive cortisol can impact the development and function of the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays an important role in consolidating incoming information from short-term memory into long-term-memory and is used in spatial navigation.
When the body is in flight or fight mode it focuses on survival, short-circuiting activities in pathways leading to higher level functioning, impairing the ability to learn and neurological development. The hippocampus also is the one of the first regions of the brain to be damaged in Alzheimer's disease, resulting in memory loss and disorientation. The supplements Ashwagandha and Pterostilbene have been identified in research studies as providing support to protect the hippocampus from damage and help to support optimal hippocampal function and development.

Fats to Build the Brain

60% of the brain is made up of fat - primarily a DHA, which is a form of Omega 3 oil. The neurons and their dendrites are lined with a layer of fat (the myelin sheath) whose integrity is critical for optimal signalling between neurons.

Omega 3 is which is an essential fat - it can only be obtained from food and in a form we can use. Grass fed livestock is naturally high in Omega 3 but animals fed on corn and grains are low in Omega 3 oil, and this includes farm-raised seafood. The vast majority of individuals within the autism spectrum benefit are deficient in Omega 3, which also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. One of the most popular and best absorbed forms of Omega 3 comes from Cod Liver Oil. Omega 6 oil, from coconut is also highly beneficial, providing the medium chain triglyceride fat that is one of two sources of fuel for the brain (the other being glucose) and also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and fungal properties.

In addition to Omega 3 oils, choline, phosphatidyl serine, and lecithin can provide the building blocks for cellular membranes and preserve membrane integrity.


How Autism Coach Supplements Can Help

Autism Coach supplements can help you create and/or support a nutritional intervention program to help support improved digestion, detoxification, neurological connectivity, immune system function, and ATP energy cycle.

Thousands of parents have found that addressing underlying biomedical issues helps reduce or eliminate symptoms of autism for their children. We have carefully selected what we consider to be the highest quality supplements for individuals within the autism spectrum. Most of these supplements have been used extensively within the autism community and many parents have observed improvements in their children's behavior or cognitive abilities while their children are using these supplements.

Autism Coach supplements are carefully selected to be easy to take, absorbable, non-allergenic, and to contain pure, full-potency, high-quality raw materials in forms, proportions and blends that work well together to provide maximum benefit. When you use one of our supplements you are getting the most bioavailable, high potency ingredients available and will be able to accurately assess the benefit of those ingredients.

There is no "one size fits" all in terms of what benefits each individual within the autism spectrum, but there are certain approaches that benefit a large percentage of individuals. Autism Coach attempts to provide information about supplements and other options that show statistically significant benefit so that parents and individuals within the autism spectrum can make informed choices.

Recovery from Autism

One of the sources of data that first gave me hope when my son was first diagnosed within the autism spectrum, was a survey of parents on the Recovered Kids web site, the majority of parents whose young children recovered from autism were placed on a nutritional intervention program.

Statistics are currently tentatively emerging from various surveys indicating that up to 40% of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder eventually lose their autism spectrum label. The prognosis in the mainstream medical community only 15 years ago, when my son was first diagnosed, was that recovery was not possible and that an autism diagnosis was life-long. The results of a recent large study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in 2013 corroborated that some children do recover.

The greatest likelihood of losing an autism label occurs when the child is placed in a comprehensive intervention program before the age of 3 1/2, although anyone at any age can benefit from a carefully customized intervention program that makes sense for that individual. Regardless of whether or not a child loses a label, anyone at any age on the autism spectrum has the potential to become higher functioning and enjoy a better quality of life.

Other Health Issues

Autism Coach supplements are used by many customers for nutritional support of other conditions including of other learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, LD, CAPD), digestive issues (celiac, irritable bowel), and neurological conditions (depression, bipolar, seizure disorder, stroke, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's). For information on how Autism Coach supplements may benefit other conditions, please click here.

Autism Coach Supplements

This section lists most of our supplements in table form and by category to help you get a feeling for what the supplements do and how they can be combined to create or support a nutritional intervention program.

Neurological Support



Autism Coach offers several supplements to provide neurological support.

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an extract of Griffonia simplicifolia seeds from coastal West Africa. 5-HTP is the direct metabolic precursor of serotonin and is also important for the production of melatonin. 60 veg-caps
Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Powder
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a modified amino acid that supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP (chemical energy for the cell). Acetyl L-Carnitine is a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine that can cross the blood-brain barrier, where it exerts an antioxidant effect, helps to maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism and supports brain function. powder
Alpha GPC Alpha GPC (L-alphaglycerylphosphorylcholine) supports brain function and learning processes by directly increasing the synthesis and secretion of acetylcholine. Alpha GPC also protects neurons and improves signal transmission by serving as a precursor to membrane phospholipids. Strengthening the membranes encasing the neurons increases the speed and accuracy with which information is transmitted, reducing timing delays and reducing distortion of signals. Sensory distortion and timing delays are believed to be the amongst the root causes of autism. The better neurologically connected, the fewer the symptoms. 60 veg-caps
Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid Alpha-ketoglutaric (AKG) is an organic acid that helps to reduce both levels of glutamates and ammonia in the brain by working In combination with L-glutamate to form glutamic acid.. Glutamic acid then supports reduction of levels of glutamates and ammonia formed in the brain, excessive levels of which cause neurological damage. 60 veg-caps
Ashwagandha Ashwagandha is an herb that has many unique and intriguing properties, with research indicating it has the ability to inhibit the uptake of opiates (excessive levels of opiates are believed to one of the causes of symptoms of autism), reduce levels of cortisol, increase levels of calming neurotransmitters, and support the function of the hippocampus. 60 veg-caps
Methyl B-12 Spray Our natural cherry flavored B12 spray provides a tasty, easily absorbed form the active form of B12, methylcobalamin. 90 1-spray dosages.
Behavior Balance Behavior Balance contains the N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) with Betaine, Folic Acid, Vitamins B6 and B12, Zinc, and Magnesium in a great tasting, natural black cherry flavored liquid. These nutrients work synergistically to balance behavior patterns and socialization skills, support stress coping mechanisms and immune system function. liquid, 48 1/2 TBS servings
Benfothiamine Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble form of thiamine (vitamin B1) with high bioavailability that helps maintain healthy cells in the presence of blood glucose. Befotiamine inhibits several metabolic pathways that result in glucose-induced damage to cells and tissues through the formation of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). Damage to cells and tissues from glycation have been found in individuals diagnosed with autism, diabetes, and dementia. 60-veg caps
Cal Mag Plus Calcium and magnesium work synergistically in balance to perform many functions including supporting brain function; magnesium is neuroprotective. This supplement provides absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium in the proper rato plus Vitamin D3 for optimal absoprtion. This product is well tolerated by sensitive individuals. powder, 60 1 scoop servings
Cal-Mag Butyrate Butryate is a precursor to GABA, the brain's primary calming neurotransmitter, which is frequently at low levels in children with autism. It also promotes health within the colon through providing fuel for the colonic epthelia cells, which helps to maintain health mucosal cell turnover. It also helps to reduce levels of ammonia in the brain, which are high for some autistic children. 90 gel-caps
Calcium Citrate Calcium Citrate is believed to prevent the absorption of oxalates from the digestive tract into the bloodstream - excessive levels of oxalates is believed to cause neurological damage. Excessive levels of oxalates are commonly found in individuals within the autism spectrum. powder, 60 1 scoop servings
Carnosine
The use of L-Carnosine in the treatment of autism was pioneered by neurologist Dr. Michael Chez. In a double-blind study conducted by Dr. Chez, children within the autism spectrum showed significant improvements in language and socialization while taking L-Carnosine. We have received much positive feedback from parents about changes observed in their children after starting Carnosine supplementation. We offer the highest quality Carnosine on the market in a liquid form.

16 oz (90 1 teaspoon servings)

or

60 gel caps

Citicholine Citicoline (cytidine 5'diphosphocholine or CDP for short) is a naturally occurring, water soluble, molecule that is used by the brain to make phospholipids, including phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine comprises 30% of the grey matter of brain tissue. CDP also raises levels of acetylcholine which improves brain metabolism and overall energy, and increases levels of the neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. 60 gel-caps
Co-Q10 Co-Q 10 is a a fat-soluble, vitamin-like essential substance that participates in mitochondrial energy production within heart cells and throughout the body. CoQ10 also serves as an antioxidant in all cell membranes, helping to preserve their integrity and function. It is part of the ATP energy cycle, that by which cells use fats, sugars, and amino acids to produce the energy. It can influence fatigue, muscle function, and cognition. An optimal ATP energy cycle helps to support optimal neurological health by enabling the cells in the brain to perform metabolic processes more efficiently and efficiently remove potentially toxic by-products of metabolism, including free radicals. 60 gel-caps
Curcurmin Curcurmin, the active component of the spice, tumeric, has been found to inhibit the formulation of beta-amyloid plaque found in individuals with Alzheimer's and autism. Ths may explain why the incidence of Alzheimer's is 75% lower in India, where tumeric is consumed daily in curries, than in the United States. Curcurmin is also anti-carcinogenic. 60 veg-caps

GABA Plus

GABA Plus provides complementary nutrients to support normal mood function. GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, helps maintain normal brain function. The amino acids taurine and L-glycine support activity of brain neurotransmitters with calming actions. Inositol helps regulate release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that affects mood and behavior.
60
veg- caps
Glycine Glycine is an amino acid and inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, brainstem, and retina. In autism, an insufficiency of calming neurotransmitters such as GABA and excessive glutamate toxicity are theorized to be a potential cause of autism. An angonist for the NDMA (N-methylD-aspartic acid) glutatmate receptor, such as glycine, may prevent glutamate from overexciting neurons and may improve symptoms of autism. Glycine, taurine and GABA can work together as a calming neurotransmitter. powder, 1/4 tsp serving, 454 servings per bottle
Inosine Inosine is a precursor to adenosine, an important energy molecule, and plays many supportive roles in the body. Inosine is a small molecule that helps restore nerve function and is one of the few supplements shown to regrow nerve connections in laboratory animals. It is currently being used in trial studies and by physicians in practice to treat MS, stroke, brain injury, and autism. For more information on whether this supplement would be an appropriate treatment for you or your child, please read the more detailed description. 60 capsules
Inositol The form of Inositol used in this product, Myo-Inositol, is found in highest concentrations in the brain and central nervous system. It is a component of signaling molecules that mediate cellular responses to external stimuli, and is an important participant in neurotransmitter signaling. In addition, Inositol is critical for the proper action of insulin, lipid metabolism, and for the maintenance of calcium balance within the cell. Supplementing with Inositol has been used to reduce OCD behaviors. powder, 1/4 tsp, 78 servings per bottle
Liposomal Glutathione
MagMind contains a patented form of magnesium, Magensium Threonate (MgT), developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), that more efficiently passes through the blood-brain barrier and concentrates in the brain.
liquid, 24 1 tsp servings per bottle
Mag-Mind The U.S. has become depleted of magnesium and an imbalanced ratio of calcium to magnesium can contribute to symptoms of ADD/ADHD and autism. Most individuals within the autism spectrum are deficient in magnesium. MagMind contains a patented form of magnesium, magnesium threonate, that more efficiently passes through the blood-brain barrier and concentrates in the brain. Magnesium works with calcium to modulate ion channels that open in response to nerve impulses, which in turn trigger neurotransmitter release. The most important of those channels is controlled by the NDMA receptor. NMDA receptors play an important role in promoting neural plasticity and synaptic density, the structural underpinnings of memory. 90 veg-caps
Magnesium Glycinate Magnesium and glycine both have a calming effect on the brain. Magnesium has anti-seizure properties. Glycine is one of the most important inhibitory neurotransmitters in brain. Many individuals within the autism spectrum have an insufficiency of glycine and magnesium. Studies also show glycine may help improve memory retrieval in individuals with a wide variety of sleep-depriving conditions, including jet lag and overwork. 100 veg-caps
Magnesium Taurate Like the neurotransmitter, GABA, taurine can have a calming effect on the brain, inhibiting the excitation of nerve cells. GABA deficiencies are commonly found in children diagnosed with autism, migraines and/or ADD. Taurine has been shown inhibit the firing of nerve cells and rectifies abnormal concentrations of glutamate. Magnesium also blocks the excito-toxic effects of glutamate and aspartate (found in food products containing MSG and aspartame). Magnesium plays an important role in the metabolic regulation of taurine and taurine can substitute for magnesium in the presence of magnesium deficiencies. 60 or 180 gel-caps
Melatonin Spray We provide the neurotransmitter, Melatonin, in a convenient spray. Melatonin is a neurotransmitter that helps promote sleep at night and converts to Serotonin during the day. 3 oz, 84 sprays per bottle
Methyl Bs + TMG
Methyl Bs + TMG provide four essential B vitamins in their active forms, best utilized by most individuals within the autism spectrum, along with Betaine to support the methylation cycle. The methylation cycle, which supports detoxification and neurological development, tends to be impaired in individuals within the autism spectrum. 60 veg-caps
NT Factor
NT Factor is a patent-pending blend of phosphoglycolipids, researched and blended to optimize uptake by cells and use in support and use by cellular membranes. Supporting cellular membranes supports neurons and can help in repair and regrowth and optimal signalling between neurons supporting the strengthening and normalization of neurological connections. NT Factor also works synergistically with Cod Liver oil and to help with uptake and utilization of DHA and EPA oils so that less oil is needed to derive the same benefit. powder, 1/4 serving, 120 servings per bottle
Phosphatidyl Serine Phosphatidyl Serine supplementation helps regenerate damaged nerve cells, reversing defects in nerve cell message transmission, helping to establish new receptor sites in the brain. Phosphatidyl Serine can benefit memory, learning, concentration, mood, alertness, sociability, and reaction time. 60 gel-caps
Phosphorylated Serine Our Phosphorylated Serine is a soy-free, active form of Phosphatidyl Serine. Phosphorylated Serine is a naturally occurring nutrient and essential component of human cell membranes (the outside layer of the cell) . Unlike Phosphatidyl Serine, absorption does not depend upon enzyme availability in the gastro-intestinal tract of the user, which is of benefit to individuals not producing enough enzymes, common in autism 30 gel-caps
PQQ Mitochondrial Support
PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) is an antioxidant that promotes the creation of new mitochondria, along with supporting heart health and cognitive function. In a recent study, it was shown to protect neurons in the brain against excitoxocity created by having excessive levels of glutamates. Many individuals within the autism spectrum have impaired mitochondrial function as well as excessive levels of glutamates in the brain and insufficient levels of calming neurotransmitters. 30 gel-caps
Pterostilbene Hippocampus Support Pterostilbene is a double-methylated antioxidant found in blueberries and grapes, that researchers are finding protects the hippocampus area brain that is critical to memory, reduces blood serum levels of glucose, and has anti-cancer properties. 30 gel-caps
Pycnogenol Pycnogenol is an extract of the bark of French Maritime pine, rich in procyanidins, a special class of water-soluble antioxidant flavonoids which are excellent free radical scavengers. There are studies that show it protects against excessive levels of glutamates in the brain, which can lead neuronal damage and death. 30 gel-caps
Red Clover Extract Red clover is a valuable source of nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Its isoflavones are the source of the phytoestrogens that may protect neurons against glutamate excitoxicity. Liquid,
2 droppersful, 37 servings per bottle
Rhodiola Rosea
Research indicates the Rhodiola is neuroprotective when there are excessive levels of glutamates in the brain and also reduces levels of cortisol. Individuals within the autism spectrum tend to have higher than normal levels of cortisol and glutamates in the brain. Glutamate excitoxicity may damage, stunt the growth of, and kill neurons. Chronoic excessive cortisol levels can also short-circuit neurological development as well.
60 gel-caps
Sunflower Lecithin
Our non-GMO, soyfree Sunflower Lecithin provides building blocks for our nervous system and cell membranes, supporting optimal neurological signalling. It is rich in Phosphatidyl Choline, which comprises a major portion of our brain and nervous system, Phosphatidyl Inositol which can provide support for anxiety and OCD symptoms and is a source of essential fatty acids. 100 soft-gels
Taurine Taurine is an amino acid which is found in concentrated in tissues throughout the nervous system that is used by the body in visual pathways, as well as in the brain and nervous system, where it works together with glycine and GABA as a calming neurotransmitter . It helps to generate and regulate nerve impulses and aids in the maintenance of fluid balance, and stabilizes cell membranes, aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells. powder,
1/4 tsp,
227 servings per bottle
Theanine Theanine is a unique amino acid found almost exclusively in green tea that exerts beneficial effects on brain metabolism. Theanine induces relaxation without causing drowsiness, as measured by increased generation of alpha-waves 60 gel-caps
Uridine Uridine is one of the four basic components of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Recent studies show that it works in synergy with Choline (such as Alpha GPC) to help improve fluid intelligence and memory, as well as fights forms of dementia. Other studies suggest that when used with EPA/DHA oils (such as those found in Cod Liver Oil), Uridine may be effective at improving mood and reducing symptoms of depression. 60 gel-caps
Vinpocetine Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing cerebral synthesis of ATP, the universal "currency" of energy. Vinpocetine enhances brain metabolism by improving utilization of oxygen and circulation. Vinpocetine also increases the synthesis of several neurotransmitters that affect critical brain functions such as memory recall, focus and mood. Although not as well known as other natural supplements used for neurological support, my perception through use in my own family is that it is considerably more effective than Ginkgo in promoting mental acuity and alertness. It works well with our Licorice Syrup. 100 gel-caps
Yucca Root Yucca root extract is one of the more effective supplement for removing excessive levels of ammonia from the body and brain. Excessive levels of ammonia can contribute to brain fog and lead to neurological damage. 50 gel-caps
Zinc Picolinate
Zinc is an essential mineral that tends to be depleted in individuals within the autism spectrum. Zinc and copper work together and excessive levels of copper can trigger seizures and interfere with higher level neurological functioning. Restoring the balance of zinc to copper is an important nutritional aspect of neurological support. 60 gel-caps


Enzymes

Enzymes are amongst the safest and most effective supplements used to help autistic children. Enzymes can break down foods that are typically not completely digested by individual on the autism spectrum, preventing the creation of harmful neuro-toxic opiate-like molecules from gluten and casein proteins commonly found in animal milk products and grains, and reducing the amount of undigested food that provides a breeding ground for pathogenic organisms such as Candida, Clostridia, and Klebsiella. Some enzymes actively reduce the populations of pathogens by breaking down their cell walls.

When used in combination, Peptizyde and Zyme Prime in their various forms have been shown to benefit 90% of autistic children in a survey of 260 parents. Peptizyde and Zyme Prime enzymes are compliant with the Gluten Free Casein Free and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (restricting sugars and carbohydrates). They are available individually or blended into Trienza. These enzymes are available in capsules (containing powder that can be opened), in chewables. The Trienza is also available in a powder form - in addition to Peptizyde and Zyme Prime, it contains No-Fenol, which helps in the digestion of phenolic compounds.

InstrinsicZyme is a fine enzyme that includes intrinsic factor, a digestive substance deficient in many autistic children, which promotes the absorption of Vitamin B12. For more information about DigestZyme, click here.

Probiotic+Enzymes provides a convenient chewable natural orange-flavored tablet combination of a blend of probiotics, including acidophilous, and enzymes. For more information, please click here. A complete list of the enzymes we carry is as follows:


AFP Peptizyde Breaks down gluten, casein, and other proteins. Does not contain fruit enzymes derived from papaya or pineapple for children who are sensitive to these fruits. capsules, chewable tablets
Zyme Prime Primarily digests carbohydrates and fats. Also includes some additional enzymes to break down protein and phenols to provide a more full-spectrum blend of 12 enzymes. Works well with either form of Peptizyde. capsules or chewable tablets
NoFenol Helps digest phenolic compounds found in food such as grapes, apples, and tomatoe s. capsules or chewable tablets
Trienza CombinesPeptizyde, Zyme Prime, and No-Fenol in one economical, easy to take supplement!
capsules, chewable tablets, or powder
ZyCarb Designed to break down carbohydrates. Helps to break down cell walls of Candida and also improves tolerance to phenols. Less stool forming than HN-Zyme Prime and Zyme Prime. capsules
Animal based enzyme blend that includes intrinsic factor, a digestive substance deficient in many autistic children, which promotes the absorption of Vitamin B12 capsules
Probiotics+Enzymes Conveniently combines probiotics and enzymes to support digestion in a chewable orange-flavored tablet. chewable tablets
Candex Candex is a vegetarian enzyme formula specifically designed to support the body's ability to reduce overgrowth of Candida. capsules
Full Spectrum Enzymes
Full Spectrum Enzymes break down not only components of food, including gluten and casein, starches, carbohydrates, complex sugars, fats, and cellulose, but also but also break down the cell walls of pathogenic organisms and biofilms formed by pathogenic colonies in the gut, and improve absorption of nutrients capsules

Glutathione Support

Virtually all children within the autism spectrum are deficient in Glutathione, which is critical for many metabolic processes, including anti-oxidant protection and elimination of toxins. Glutathione is the primary molecule that binds to and excretes heavy metals. Vitamin C also helps to excrete heavy metals and works well with Glutathione in supporting the immune system and detoxification. See our non-corn derived Vitamin C products listed below.

Glutathione - Liposome Enclosed

Enclosing the glutathione inside of a fat-soluble liposome allows the glutathione to be much more readily absorbed. The liposome enclosing the glutathione is soy-based. Our Glutathione has scientific studies corroborating its effectiveness and absorbability.

4 oz (24 1 tsp adult servings

Glutathione Promoter - Homocysteine Calm

This product was originally formulated to lower homocysteine levels which are implicated in heart disease. It also happens to be a complete blend of the vitamins used in a study conducted by Dr. Jill James shown to raise levels of Glutathione in autistic children. This product is soy-free

60 capsules

Multi-Vitamin/Minerals



Most individuals within the autism spectrum have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. They tend to do better with bioactive forms of vitamins and minerals that are more easily absorbed and used by the body. We offer several options to provide superior forms of vitamins and minerals in ratios that support optimal development and functioning. These formulations in an easy to take powder form and are wonderful for everyone in the family - they are far superior to typical over the counter multi-vitamins and minerals.

Bioactive Vitamin Mineral Powder

Specifically designed to meet the nutritional profile of the majority of individuals within the autism spectrum. A blend of 28 ingredients, it provides great nutritional value in a single scoop, including bioactive forms of A, B Vitamins (including methylated forms of B6, B12 and folic acid), D, and K, Inosine, Choline, and a blend of minerals. To order these ingredients separately would cost far more this high quality powder which can be mixed into smoothies, drinks, and foods.

5.8 oz bottle, 30 1 tsp servings
Green Multi+ Powder

It is technically a food, not a supplement, but provides through a comprehensive blend of greens the equivalent nutritional content of a multi-vitamin mineral in a highly absorbable form. This supplement also contains probiotics, zeolite, and enzymes to provide complete nutritional support. Gently, it provides balanced nutrition, promotes excretion of heavy metals while support the kidneys and liver. Also, this is the most effective anti-dote to constipation I have ever come across. Take it twice a day (morning and night) and constipation is naturally gone! For some individuals within the autism who are non-responders to other supplements and therapies, such as chelation, this powder has been strikingly effective. Identical to the Essential Greens we used to carry.

150 grams, serving size 1 teaspoon-2 tablespoons
Intest Protect Powder

It is designed for intestinal and systemic inflammation, liver detoxification, food allergies, fatigue, and pain syndromes. It is the result of years of work to perfect a system that produces only the highest quality system for liver detoxification. As a nutritional supplement, IntestProtect Option™ provides a unique high-level blend of all-important vitamins, minerals and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. This superior nutritional system of detoxification and wellness helps to rebuild the gastrointestinal system. It is the most effective treatmet for irritable bowel our family has come across. My husband had irritable bowel symptoms for years and nothing helped until he tried the IntestProtect. It includes a blend of B Vitains and minerals. It includes vanilla and stevia as flavor. It also contains isomalt, a sugar made from betts. It is well tolerated by individuals wiht celiac and is gluten and casein free.

420 grams, 42 servings of 1/3 scoop (10 grams)


B Vitamins


Individuals within the autism spectrum tend to have difficulty manufacturing and absorbing B Vitamins. B Vitamins with methyl groups attached are more easily absorbed and utilized by most individuals within the autism specturm and they also promote methylation which helps the body to naturally detoxify.

Behavior Balance This product was formulated by Dr. Bernard Rimland. Dr. Rimland and other autism researchers have consistently found through that Vitamins B12, B6 supplementation results in improved levels of functioning for many people within the autism spectrum. This supplement protocol is now used widely throughout the autism community. Behavioral Balance also includes magnesium, zinc, DMG, and Betaine HCL to provide a synergistic blend of nutritional support. This supplement also includes natural cherry flavor (phenol free), potassium sorbate, and red cabbage extract for color. 48 1/2 TBS Servings
B12 + B6 Spray
This innovative B-12 Spray that includes two active forms of B-12, methylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin as well as an active form of B6 (P5P0, and folic acid. 150 sprays per bottle.
B12 Spray The bioactive form of Vitamin B-12. Often children within the autism spectrum have difficulty absorbing and using B-12 through the digestive tract. Sometimes methyl B-12 shots are prescribed by physicians, with significant improvements observed by parents whose chilren take these shots. This convenient spray provides an alternative or augmentive method for the body to absorb B-12. One spray of B-12 under the tongue enables 500 mcg of Methyl B-12 to be absorbed directly from under the tongue into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract. 90 1-spray dosages per bottle
B Complex The full complement of the B-complex vitamins. Vitamins B-1, B-2, and B-6 do not function properly in the body until they are made into their coenzyme forms by the addition of phosphate. Because this process does not always occur efficiently, B-Complex-50 includes the coenzyme forms of these B vitamins. 100 gel caps
B9 - Methyl Folate
We offer the most bioactive form of folate, methyltetrahydrofolate (5MTHF), which is being used support the production of glutathione and to increase production of dopamine. This product helps B12 supplements and injections to work more efficiently and can take over some of the same functions in the body as B12. Most individuals on the autism spectrum benefit from folate as opposed to folic acid.
60 vegie caps
Methyl B Vitamins
Supplies bioactive forms of B12. B6, B2 Folate plus trimethylglycine (betaine) to synergistically support methylation processes and help maintain normal homocysteine metabolism. 60 vegetarian capsules
Allithiamine A sulfur bearing form of Vitamin B1 that is more readily absorbed than other forms and helps to promote detoxification. 60 gel caps

Beneficial Oils


The brain is 60% fat so it is vitally important to get good fats to promote optimal neurological development and function. Essential fats are those that the body cannot manufacture itself. They provide the building blocks to optimize neurological development. The myelin sheath that covers neurons and optimizes communication between neurons is largely made up of fat. The fats we carry have have anti-inflammatory properties and also support detoxification. In early childhood development essential fats are critical for neurological development. We do not tend to Omega 3 fat in our food these days as most essential fats come from animals who are raised on corn instead of pasture/grass fed. Corn does not have Omega 3 oils and the animals who eat the corn do not as well. Omega 3 is critical to optimal neurological development. There is also much research and information now about the benefit of other oils, including Coconut Oil and Red Palm Oil, which are cooking oils, but we are including them here because they are also highly therapeutic. Coconut oil is the single highest food source of Medium Chain Triglyceride fats, which pass through the blood-brain barrier, are a fuel for the brain, and are also anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Red Palm is a super anti-oxidant food with high levels of anti-oxidants from the Vitamin A and E families of vitamins, and also a source of lycopenes, an anti-oxidant normally found in tomatoes - this oil has also been found to prevent and reverse arteriosclerosis. For more information on fats, read Autism Coach articles, Rethinking Fats and the Science of Fats.

Cod Liver Oil - Fruit Flavored

Cod Liver oil is beneficial to many children within the autism spectrum, being high in the Omega 3 oils, EPA and DHA, which are anti-inflammatory and support development of the brain and nervous system. The natural form of vitamin A in Cod Liver oil is highly beneficial to a subset of children within the autism population who cannot metabolize artificial forms of Vitamin A. For individuals who cannot swallow a capsule,we offer the best tasting Cod Liver oil on the market, with natural strawberry flavor. We also offer lemon gel caps

8 oz liquid, 47 1 tsp servings
Beyond Essential Fats

Beyond Essential Fats™, a state-of-the-art fatty acid blend, is the only product of its kind featuring Sea Buckthorn oil and Pine seed oil from Siberia. These unique oils have been well-known for centuries throughout Russia and other parts of the world for their healing benefits. The fish oil concentrate in this product contains the highest amounts of EPA/DHA/GLA Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which play a key role in the development and proper maintenance of cell membrane behavior and cell signaling in all organs and tissues.

8 oz liquid, 47 1 tsp servings
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains the highest concentration of medium chain triglyceride (MCT) fats of any food. The human body metabolizes MCTs efficiently and converts them directly into energy, rather than them storing as fat. Two of the MCTs are lauric and caprylic acid which have anti-Candida (anti-yeast) properties. MCTs protect the intestinal tract brain from infection and provide a alternative source of energy for the brain (the primary source being glucose) that allows brain cells to obtain energy more efficiently with less oxygen. This oil is organic and does not have coconut smell or flavor.
16 oz jar
Red Palm Oil
Red Palm Oil is an anti-oxidant super-food. It's natural dark red-orange color comes from the Palm Oil Fruit which is high in anti-oxidants including the Vitamin A and Vitamin E families of anti-oxidants and lycopenes, the anti-oxidant family found in tomatoes. Red Palm oil has been shown in studies to prevent the progression of arteriosclerosis and even reverse it. It is a great non-soy source of fat soluble vitamins and anti-oxidants.
17.2 oz jar
Virgin Coconut Oil
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is one of nature's most beneficial, nutritious and easily digestible culinary oils. It is extracted from fresh coconuts and made within a maximum of three hours. It is high in Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) fats that provide a source of fuel for the brain and are also highly anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. This oil is organic and has a delicate coconut flavor.
16 oz jar
Rice Bran Oil
Rice bran oil is rich in unsaponifiable oils and gamma oryzanol which are correlated with improving liver function and providing antioxidative properties. Rice bran oil is also rich in natural forms of vitamin E. Most importantly, gamma oryzanol has been shown to raise the levels of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine (NE), dopamine and Serotonin. 16 oz bottle

Methylation and Sulfation Support


Children in the autism spectrum generally have impaired methylation function. Methylation is one of t he primary methods by which the body removes toxins. Providing trimethylglycine or dimethylglycine improves methylation function. Some children respond better to one that another, and so we are making both forms available. Glycine in and of itself is also believed to be beneficial for individuals within the autism spectrum.
Methylation is the biochemical process of transferring a methyl group (consisting of 1 carbon atom/3 hydrogen atoms) from a donor molecule (such as trimethylglycine (TMG)) to an acceptor molecule such as homocysteine to convert homocysteine back to methionine. Methylation tends to be impaired in individuals within the autism spectrum, with an estimate by the Pfeiffer Clinic in Chicago of at least 85% of autistic children being classified as under-methylators. Methylation is required in order to produce glutathione which is an anti-oxidant critical to the body's natural process of detoxification and removal of heavy metals from the body. Many people within the autism community use TMG, DMG, and methylated, bioavailable B Vitamins to support methylation.
The use of sulfur bearing molecules in metabolic processes in the body is actually intertwined with methylation in the Methione/Glutathione Transsulfuration Pathway. This pathway is currently being studied by autism researchers, as it appears to be disrupted for individuals within the autism spectrum. Individuals within the autism spectrum tend to excrete sulfur. difficulty absorbing and using it and have low levels of sulfur bearing molecule s, including the all-important glutathione, which is the key molecule for detoxification and removal of heavy metals from the body. This pathway is critical to the body's ability to remove toxins through methylation (binding toxins to methyl groups and excreting them from the body). To learn more about sulfation and methylation and how they work together, please click here.

Behavior Balance This product was formulated by Dr. Bernard Rimland. Dr. Rimland and other autism researchers have consistently found through that Vitamins B12, B6 supplementation results in improved levels of functioning for many people within the autism spectrum. This supplement protocol is now used widely throughout the autism community. Behavioral Balance also includes magnesium, zinc, DMG, and Betaine HCL to provide a synergistic blend of nutritional support. This supplement also includes natural cherry flavor (phenol free), potassium sorbate, and red cabbage extract for color. 48 1/2 TBS Servings
DMG Liquid Dimethylglycine (DMG) provides methyl groups required for detoxification, which are frequently found at insufficient levels for individuals within the autism spectrum. DMG supports immune system, circulatory, cardiovascular, and neurological functions; muscle recovery and endurance. This pure form is perfect for sensitive individuals. 2 oz (60 ml), 60 1 ml servings per bottle.
Methionine L-methionine is an essential sulfur-containing amino acid that is used in the methylation cycle to form other amino acids such as cysteine and taurine as well as other important compounds such as S-adenosylmethionine, an important methyl donor, and Glutathione, the body's primary mechanism for removing heavy metals from the body.
100 vegie caps
TMG Crystals Trimethyl (TMG) provides 3 methyl groups. It is a sweet granular powder that can easily be mixed into cool or room temperature drinks and smoothies. A scoop is provided for accurate dosing. 50 grams, 75 1-scoop servings per bottle.

Many children within the autism spectrum have been found to have compromised immune systems rendering them susceptible to viral and fungal infections. Our supplements to support the immune system are good to take on a regular basis for good health and can also substitute for artificially flavored, colored and preserved over the counter remedies in your medicine cabinet for cold and flu.


Coenzyme Q10 is an important antioxidant, that is found in high concentration in the heart and liver. Individuals within the autism spectrum tend to have 60lower levels of anti-oxidants, such as Co-Q10, which protect against free radicals. 60 gel caps
Cranberry Concentrate Cranberries have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and may help to lower levels of oxalates, which are often at a high level in individuals within the autism spectrum. Our concentrate can be swallowed as a gel-cap or opened and mixed in to food or drink, as it not, surprisingly, tastes like cranberries. 60 gel caps
ImmunoCillin
ImmunoCilin supports immune system health. It includes lysozyme, an enzyme that dissolves cell walls of bacteria, lactoferrin,bovine immunoglobulin, and olive leaf extract to promote anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal activity. Amazingly effective against stopping emerging colds dead in their tracks.
60 vegetarian capsules

Licorice Syrup This licorice syrup contains extract of licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) in a base of vegetable glycerin. Licorice has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral, antiulcer, and antifungal properties. Works well with our Vinpocetine. 4 oz (37 1/2 tsp servings)
Liposome-Enclosed Glutathione Glutathione is perhaps the most power anti-oxidant our body naturally manufactures and is deficient in the majority of individiuals within the autism spectrum. Its functions include protecting cells, removing toxins, enuyhancing immune function, regulating protein and DNA growth. Our specific brand of glutathione has been used in published research studies. Glutathione is notoriously difficult for the body to assimilate in supplement form Our specific brand of glutathione has been cited in university reseearch studies indicating its efficacy in being absorbed at the cellular level 4 oz (24 1 tsp adult servings
Monolaurin Monolaurin is a derivative of coconut that has been shown to have anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Nontoxic and non-irritating to the intestinal tract, it works directly on the envelope of the virus, disrupting the lipid bilayer of the virus, inactivating it by preventing attachment (absorption) to susceptible host cell walls. This prevents the uncoating of viruses needed for replication and infection. 90 gel caps
Olive Leaf Extract This high-potency olive-leaf extract is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. It has been shown to be effective against the flu, Candida, and Clostrida, amongst other pathogens. 60 vegie caps
Vitamin C - Corn Free Vitamin C is important in supporting the immune system and in chelation therapies. We are pleased to offer two types of corn-free Vitamin C dervied from tapioca - Pure Vitamin C and Buffered Vitamin C. We offer pure Vitamin C and Buffered Vitamin C powders. Our buffered powder is effervescent and may be mixed into cool or room temperature drinks such as water and lemonade. powder form
Vitamin D3 Vitamin D is a potent antibiotic. High doses of 2000 IU or higher have been shown to be effective against the flu. There is some research to indicate the low levels of Vitamin D are found in children and mothers of children within the autism spectrum. There is research indicating that Vitamin D supplementation may improve symptoms of autism. softgels available in 400, 2500 or 5000 IU dosages

Probiotics




Children within the autism spectrum often have issues with overgrowths of Candida and pathogenic organisms in their intestinal tracts which may produce toxic by-products such as Oxalic Acid and Proprionic Acid. Often found in high levels in the brains of individuals within the autism spectrum, these toxins interfere with the natural production of vitamins and neurotransmitters in the intestinal tract. Reducing populations of toxin producing pathogens supports optimal immune system and neurological function. Our powerful probiotics promote a healthy balance of intestinal organisms.

Cranberry Concentrate
Cranberries have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and may help to lower levels of oxalates, which are often at a high level in individuals within the autism spectrum. Our concentrate can be swallowed as a gel-cap or opened and mixed in to food or drink, as it not, surprisingly, tastes like cranberries. 60 Gel Caps
Culturelle Probiotic Culturelle™ contains Lactobacillus GG, an extensively studied strain of friendly intestinal bacteria, naturally occurring in the digestive tract. Together with Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus GG is a subspecies of Lactobacillus casei. It was selected for its ability to survive the digestive process and stick to the walls of the intestinal tract and colonize. It is used extenisvely within the autism community. 30 vegie caps
Full Spectrum Probiotic Powder
A high-potency, hypoallergenic blend of 12 certified probiotioc species offering a complete selectioin of microorganisms. The functions of these strains includes producing analogs of DPP-IV enzyme, synthesizing vitamin K and B vitamins, fighting pathogenic organisms such a Clostridium Difficile, and Escheri Coli, support removal of ammonia and phenol, improving immunological gut barrier function. Very concentrated and cost effective - one 1/4 teaspoon dosage contains 100+ billion CFUs, 4 times more than many products,and so you can halve the dosage and still have a potent. Easy to mix into smoothies and drinks.
60 1/4 teaspoon doses

Green Multi+
This is a whole food that nutritionally provides a complete blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and probiotics. Great for gently detoxifying while supporting the lifer and kidneys. If constipation is an issue, this product is the one to try. A great daily nutritional support. 150 grams, 1 teaspoon-2 tablespoons
Probiotic + Enzymes Chewable Tablets

Mega Probiotic + Enzymes conveniently combines non-dairy probiotics and digestive enzymes in a single tasty chewable orange-flavored tablet. This combination is designed to support digestion and nutrient absorption

90 vegetarian natural orange-flavored tablets
Saccharomyces Boulardii
Saccharomyces Boulardii is a probiotic non-colonizing yeast species closely releated to Brewers yeast. It is not related to yeast group to which Candida belongs. Soon after supplementation, S. Boullardi "blooms" and quickly becomes established in the gut, where it can produce lactic acid and some B vitamins. Displace pathogenic yeast species, such as Candida, in the gut. 50 Vegie Caps

Calcium - Non-Dairy


Many individuals on the autism spectrum are on a Gluten and Casein Free Diet (GFCF Diet) which eliminates animal milk products, which are a common source of calcium. Autism Coach offers many different aborbable, high quality calcium supplements.

Calcium Citrate Powder
This calcium supplement provides a well-tolerated, easy-to-absorb source of calcium supplied in powder form for convenient supplementation. By attaching calcium to citric acid, a very soluble calcium compound is formed that is significantly more absorbable compared to many other forms of calcium. Easily mixed into drinks and smoothies. 60 1 scoop servings
Calcium-Magnesium - Liquid Non-Dairy Mint Flavored Liquid non-allergenic, non-dairy mint-flavored liquid calcium supplement, that includes Vitamin D3 and Magnesium for optimal absorption. 8 oz liquid, 16 Tablespoon servings
Bioactive Vitamin-Mineral Powder
Our multi-vitamin Bioactive Vitamin-Mineral Powder meets 30% of the daily requirement for calcium in a single serving. It provides calcium in the form of calcium citrate malate.
5.8 oz bottle, 30 1 tsp servings

Vitamin E

This high-quality Rice Vitamin E is derived exclusively from rice bran and is perfect for those with soy sensitivities. It is a unique oil extract of rice bran, rich both in tocotrienols and tocopherols.

Vitamin E - Rice

60 capsules


Liquid Minerals

There tends to be an imbalance of minerals in individuals within the autism spectrum. Typically there is excess copper and insufficient zinc. Selenium also tends to be deficient. Beneificial minerals also be replaced for individuals undergoing chelation therapies to remove heavy metals from the body. Chelation can remove both harmful and beneficial minerals and so it is critical to monitor mineral levels and replace the beneficial minerals during chelation.

Electrolyte Liquid Concentrate

Autistic children have intestinal dysfuncti on which can lead to chronic dehydration. Many children show immediate improvement when put on an electrolyte solution. E-lyte Electrolyte Concentrate solution provides additional benefit by including sulfur, potassium, and magnesium which contribute to metabolic and detoxifying processes in the body. A capful or two of E-lyte liquid concentrate may be added to salty cooked foods, such as hamburgers, soups and stews. The child may also drink water with one or two capfuls of E-lyte solution added to it.

20 oz bottle; 40 servings
Liquid Minerals

Autism Coach also offers Liquid Minerals in an easy to take, easily absorbed liquid form. The minerals most commonly used for supplementation for individuals within the autism spectrum are Zinc and Selenium. You may add a few drops of these highly-concentrated minerals to water or sweet drinks and be sure to include a small amount of Vitamin C powder or use a drink that contains a small amount of Vitamin C for maximum absorption. These minerals are also frequently used during chelation therapies. They also form the basis of a home taste test kit which you can use to determine if you or your child are deficient in minerals. The minerals are available in 2 and 4 oz sizes: Potassium, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Chromium, Manganese, Copper, and Iodine.

2 and 4 oz bottles. Number of servings vary from mineral to mineral.
Liquid Calcium-Magnesium

After many requests from parents, we are offering a natural mint flavored non-dairy, non-allergenic form of calcium that may be used by children who are on a dairy-free diet.

1 Serving Provides 25% of Calcium, Vitamin D3 and Magnesium. 8 oz liquid, 16 1 TBS Servings

Chelation/Detoxification Support



Chelators are substances that bind to heavy metals, and can be used to help remove heavy metals from the body. Recent research from multiple researchers and physicians is currently leading to the conclusion that perhaps the majority of individual within the autism spectrum have high levels of heavy metals, including mercury, lead, cadmium, and antimony. Perhaps the top ranked biomedical protocol in terms of effectiveness as ranked in a parent survey, compiled by the Autism Research Institute is chelation. For more information on this ranking of biomedical protocols, please click here.

Chelators used by Defeat Autism Now (DAN) doctors include DMSA and DMPS. Sometimes treatments are provided orally, through a cream that is absorbed into the skin (transdermally) or intravenously through an IV drip. These chelators are typically administered under a doctor's care. DMSA and DMPS pull out beneficial minerals in addition to heavy metals and it is important to monitor levels of minerals in the body to ensure that they are replenished through mineral supplementation to proper levels. However effective this approach is for many individuals, a significant number of individual within the autism spectrum appear to regress or suffer physiological stress with this protocol and they are typically labelled as "non-responders."

Autism Coach has put together a Chelation/Detoxification Natural Supplement Kit that has worked well with non-responders. We theorize that these individuals tend to be very overburdened with toxins and heavy metals, even more than the average individual within the autism spectrum. DMSA and DMPS protocols put too much stress on their liver and kidneys to properly excrete these toxins and so they end up releasing toxins without being able to efficiently remove them from their bodies. Our kit completely supports the liver and kidneys and provides a gentle chelation/detoxification and efficient removal of heavy metals and toxins from the body once they have been released from tissues. This is very important because if a heavy metal, such as mercury is unbound from tissues and re-released into the body - if it is not excreted, it can be reabsorbed into tissues, causing further neurological damage.

Mercury is notoriously difficulty to extract from tissues where it is deeply lodged. Also, it has an unfortunate affinity for binding with fat and most of the fat in young children is in the brain. Researchers and physicians feel that the younger the child, the easier it is to remove the mercury from the brain, and generally the better the results. Natural chelators include glutathione, coriander (cilantro), alpha-lipoic acid, and chlorella (making sure the brand is free of heavy metals - such as our Chlorella), and high doses of Vitamin C (generally administered intravenously). Substances that help to ensure that mercury is excreted include Vitamin C and milk thistle. Glutathione and methyl donors are part of the methylation cycle that the body naturally uses to detoxify. The methylation cycle tends to be extremely impaired in autistic children. A combination of bio-available B6, B12, folinic acid, and Trimethylglycine, have been shown in clinical trial by Dr. Jill James to raise blood serum levels of glutathione in autistic children to normal. Glutathione is critical in removing heavy metals and is also used to create metalthionine, which is one of the critical substances produced by the body to remove heavy metals.

A therapy using intravenous high doses of Vitamin C to extract the mercury from tissues followed by intravenous glutathione is being used successfully with some Parkinson's patients who also appear to suffer from mercury toxicity. This approach is just in the experimental stages with children in the autism spectrum. Dr. Jeff Bradstreet is using this approach, amongst other DAN doctors. The reason for intravenous glutathione is that it is not typically well-absorbed through the intestinal tract. However, our Liposome-Enclosed Glutathioneis a recent innovation that provides an absorbable oral form of glutathione, where the glutathione is enclosed in fat-soluble liposomes.

Our Glutathione Promoter contains the bioactive B6, B12, TMG, and folinic acid combination recommended by Dr. S. Jill James. This is a relatively safe and natural approach to at the very least preventing further accumulation of heavy metals. Our Herbal Detoxifier includes alpha lipoic acid, which binds to heavy metals, and milk thistle, which helps to ensure these metals are removed from the body. Our Vitamin C Antioxidant provides a high dose of vitamin C in a form buffered with zinc, calcium and magnesium to be easier on the stomach, in combination with other potent antioxidants. Children in the autism spectrum also tend to benefit from zinc, calcium and magnesium supplementation.

Also, many of our the vitamins listed in our B Vitamins help to promote chelation as well, including Behavior Balance, which contains DMG, Folinic acid,and Allithiamine.

In addition to supplements for chelation, two items available at your grocery store also help to remove heavy metals: coriander (also called cilantro) and poppy seeds. Coriander was accidentally discovered to significantly increase excretion of mercury, lead and aluminum. Poppy seeds are believed to increase excretion of nickel (nickel is an ingredient in hydrogenated fats such as shortening and margarine). In my local grocery store, fresh coriander comes in rubber-banded bunches, like parsley. I use a bunch in each batch of turkey chili I make for my son.

Proceed with caution: One must be careful that when mercury is detached from tissues and then bound to chelators that the mercury is excreted from the body and not reabsorbed where it can do more damage. Each child's metabolic pathway is different and each child may react differently to these chelators and efforts to remove heavy metals. Therefore, it is best to proceed under the care of a competent and knowledgeable physician who can perform regular testing to determine the levels of heavy metal excretion and monitor kidney and liver function. Some physicians believe that other metals must be removed before the mercury can be extracted. Also, also dental work containing mercury should be removed before proceeding with heavy-duty chelation so that the mercury from the fillings is not reabsorbed into tissues. Depending upon the type of chelator used, chelation can remove beneficial minerals as well as harmful ones. Sessions of chelation are often alternated with periods where levels of beneficial minerals are restored, and frequently levels of minerals are tested for during chelation. As parents and guardians of our children, we want to ensure we do more good than harm. However, as research is indicating, young children in particular can respond dramatically to chelation and sometimes recover from autism through this approach.

Note: The above statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and do not constitute medical advice. Please note that supplements are non-refundable, once opened.

Allithiamine Allithiamine (Thiamine tetrahydrofurfurly disulfide) is is a lipid-soluble form of Vitamin B1 that is more easily absorbed and used by individuals within the autism spectrum. A sulfur containing vitamin, it helps cells to promote sulfation, which is typically deficient in individuals within the autism spectrum 60 gel-caps
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifier. It's main function is to increase production of glutathione, which helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver. It helps neutralize free radicals and protects cells from damage. 60 gel-caps
ATP Energy Cheables
Provides a blend of nutrients to completely support the ATP energy cycle that is completed by every cell in body. Mitochondrial energy production tends to be impaired in chronic health conditions such as autism, aging, and other chronic conditions resulting in low energy and imaired ability to detoxify.
60 chewable tablets
Carnosine - Liquid
Carnosine is a chelator and helps to restore the proper zinc to copper ratio, which tends to be skewed in favor of copper in individuals within the autism spectrum.
8 oz, 48 teaspoon servings
Carn-Aware Carnosine is a chelator and helps to restore the proper zinc to copper ratio, which tends to be skewed in favor of copper in individuals within the autism spectrum. 60 gel-caps
Chelation/Detoxification Natural Supplement Kit
Our kit contains supplements that can be used to provide a safe, gentle, natural and effective support for removal of heavy metals and toxins from the body. It includes Green Mult+, Intestinal Detox+, Herbal Detoxifier, and Beyond Essential Fats.

Chlorella - Yaeyama
The phytonutrients in Yaeyama Chlorella support healthy cell growth and promote detoxification, especially heavy metal excretion. 150 gel-caps
DMG Liquid
This pure form of Dimethylglycine (DMG), contains only DMG and water. DMG is naturally used by the body in many metabolic processes, including natural detoxification. There tends to be insufficient levels of DMG in individuals within the autism spectrum 2 oz, 60 1 ml servings per bottle
Glutathione - Liposomal
Glutathione is perhaps the most powerful anti-oxidant our body naturally manufactures and is one of the primary molecules involved with binding to and removing toxins and heavy metals from the body. Because it is such a large molecule it is typically difficult for the body to absorb during digestion. Our form of glutathione encloses the molecule inside a liposome membrane which renders it absorbable into the bloodstream.
4 ox bottle, 24 1 teaspoon servings
Glutathione Promoter
This supplement contains a blend of vitamins used to increase levels of glutathione, one of the primary molecules used within the body to bind to and remove toxins and heavy metals.
60 gel-caps
Green Multi+
This is a whole food that nutritionally provides a complete blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and probiotics. Great for gently detoxifying while supporting the lifer and kidneys. 150 powder, 1 teaspoon-2 tablespoons
Herbal Detoxifer
Herbal Detoxifier/Hepa Plus is a synergistic formula supporting liver detoxification and excretion of heavy metails. Helps to promote better sleep if taken before bed, as one cause of awakening in the middle of the night is the body having difficulty removing toxins. Includes milk thistle extract, dandelion root extract, alph-lipoic acid, and n-acetyle-cysteine, thiamin diphosphate, ornithing alph-ketoglutarate, glycein, taurine, molybdenum, and selenium.
120 gel-caps
Intestinal Detox+
Intest Detox+ supports nourishing, soothing lubrication of the intestinal tractu while at the same time drawing and eliminating toxins from the entire intestinal tract. Includes slippery elm, marshmallow root, nopal cactus, zeolite, activated charcoal, bentoninte and more.
260 gel-caps
ImmunoCillin Delivers a one-two punch of stripping away a biofilm coating protecting pathogens in the gut and killing the pathogens. Lysozyme is an enzyme found in many animal tissues, secretions and avian egg white. It hydrolyzes the polysaccharides found in many bacterial cell walls and lyses them. Lactoferrin, a component of milk and transferrin, a component of immunoglobulins (Igs) are members of a powerful class of iron chelating proteins with antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiinflammatory activities. For what you get this in one product, this is effective, convenient and cost-effective.
60 vegetarian capsules

Liquid Minerals
During chemical chelation using chealtors such as DMPS and DMSA, heavy metals are bound to the chelators and removed from the body. Beneficial metals and minerals may also be removed. It is important to test for levels of minerals and take replacement minerals between rounds of chelation. Our liquid minerals are in beneficial forms and easy to take. Our minerals include potassium selenium, zinc, magnesium, molybdenum, chromium, and iodine.
2 and 4 oz liquid bottles
TMG Crystals
Methyl donors and glycine are used in detoxification in the body. Individuals within the autism spectrum tend to be deficient in methyl donors.
75 1-scoop servings
Vitamin C
In high dosages, Vitamin C can help to remove heavy metals from tissues. It is best used with a product such as our Liposomal Glutathione which then binds to the released metals and helps to excrete them from the body. We carry two corn-free forms of Vitamin C.
Zeolite Powder
Zeolite Powder is a safe, detoxifying, & alkalizing dietary natural supplement. Zeolite is a mineral that is formed when volcanic magna hits fresh or salt water. It can be used internally and externally to help support the body's ridding itself of toxins such as heavy metals, ammonia and other harmful chemicals and environmental substances.
500 grams, 33 tablespoon servings