Saturday, April 19, 2008

2:41 a.m.

And Nick is still asleep. So far, so good.

In our quest to find natural ways to help Nick, we came across this:

It is basically vitamins. Click here for the link. For those who do not know, ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder. I don't know if it will help him or not, but it is worth a try. The paragraphs below summarize the product.
Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Our ASD Vitamin/Mineral Powder is specifically formulated to help counteract these deficiencies.

Several other companies also offer vitamin and mineral supplements. However, these supplements have many disadvantages. Some of these supplements are sold in a liquid dosage form. The problem with liquid supplements is that many vitamins and minerals are not stable in a liquid for more than a couple of hours or days. As a consequence, the patient may not receive the correct therapeutic levels from a liquid supplement. Also, to keep costs down, most supplements are made from inexpensive forms of the vitamins and minerals. In many people, these inexpensive forms are poorly absorbed and some can encourage yeast overgrowth.

Another problem is that many supplements are designed for the general population. These supplements do not fully meet the unique nutritional needs of a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, none of the supplements we have tried taste very good. As most every parent of a child with ASD knows, it is not easy to get a child to take a bad tasting supplement. When we set out to formulate our ASD Vitamin/Mineral PowderT, we made sure to avoid all of these common problems.

Because Lee Silsby's ASD Vitamin/Mineral PowderT is added to a liquid immediately before serving, the vitamins and minerals have no chance to degrade. In addition, we use only the best forms of the vitamins and minerals available, and our formulation was designed in conjunction with several DAN! practitioners specifically to meet the needs of the ASD patient.

Lastly, through more than a decade of flavoring children's medications, we have developed the ability to make almost any medication palatable. Our expertise in flavoring medications insures that our ASD Vitamin/Mineral PowderT tastes great. It is available in citrus flavor or unflavored to meet the requirements of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Our formulation is free of gluten, casein, soy, sugar, artificial flavors, artificial dyes, and preservatives.

Each dose of ASD Vitamin/Mineral Powder™ contains:Click here to hide ingredients...

Chromium (as Chromium Aspartate) 200mcg elemental Chromium
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 200mcg elemental Selenium
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate) 150mcg elemental Molybdenum
Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate) 30mg elemental Zinc
Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycinate) 100mg elemental Magnesium
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate) 420mg elemental Calcium
Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamine HCl) 10mg
Vitamin B-2 (as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate) 15mg
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 40mg
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 25mg
Biotin 150mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 100mg
Folinic Acid 800mcg
Vitamin A (as Vitamin A Acetate) 5000 IU
Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate) 500mg
Vitamin D 200 IU
Vitamin E (as Vitamin E Succinate, natural) 200 IU

We got a call from the psychologist today, and we have an appt. set up for Friday at 9am. We got his stool sample results. Everything was normal.


wheresthebox said...

Looks like a good supplement overall, especially that the B5 is in P5P form and the molybdenum is supposed to help lower copper, which is usually high in ASD kiddos.

They will probably tell you this, but we always start really slow with new supplements, like maybe 1/8-1/4 of the dose and increase a little every 3-4 days.

There ARE other companies that do offer supplements which are SCD legal and are properly formulated for the ASD population, so some of the ad copy is a little suspect, but that doesn't reflect on the product itself.

I hope it is helpful!

Amy said...

Thanks. We can't wait to see if there are any changes in him. We will start slow at first though.

Valerie said...

Hi, I just found your blog, I am also starting my daughter on the Lee Silsby ASD vitamin powder, she is so astute, that she can tell when something has been added to her drink, or food! I told my husband to start with 1/2 a scoop or less, but he went a head and put a whole scoop in, and of course she didn't take it! We tried again adding just a little to her drink, and she spit in out! I feel that the only way is to give several dosages a day, and we'll have to mix with a thicker fruit juice or pureed fruit and use a medicine dosage syringe and make her feel that it is medicine that she needs to take.

How are you trying it?

Now, we have only had one visit with a DAN! doctor who didn't even look at her, but went with our statements, we're still waiting on the results of the Organic Acid Test and others, plus we have an appointment with one of the "best" child psychologists in our area next month, so we are pretty sure that she is on the spectrum, but no "book" diagnosis as of yet.
We know that her diet is lacking, because she refuses to eat anything but her chicken, pizza,etc., so we know that the vitamin in necessary.

Thanks for reading and I appreciate your time!