Metabolic Maintenance

Spectrum Awakening

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Developed by Jared M. Skowron, ND

Noted naturopathic pediatrician Jared Skowron has used his experience in clinical practice to fine-tune this unique formula. Designed to support methylation, neurotransmitter synthesis, and calm the brain, Spectrum Awakening contains a blend of activated B vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to support optimal nervous system functioning, normal mood, and emotional well-being. Now with higher levels of GABA (750 mg/2 scoops), an inhibitory neurotransmitter researched for its role in normal neurodevelopment, and methylcobalamin (1000 mcg/2 scoops), the active, methylated form of B-12. B-12 and L-methylfolate are essential for maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and participate in key methylation reactions. 5-HTP is an immediate precursor to serotonin, a reaction catalyzed by B-6. Magnesium affects serotonin receptors and zinc influences brain homeostasis. L-Theanine, found in green tea, reduces neuronal overstimulation. Taurine has been added for its neuroprotective properties. This formula is easily mixed into food or drinks. 
 

  • Supports healthy nervous system functioning*
  • Provides nutrients to support balanced neurotransmitter production*
  • Promotes calm and focus*

Product Information:

Spectrum Awakening

 

Product Code: 00650            Amount per jar: 69g     Servings per Jar: 30

 

Each 2-scoop serving (2.3g) of powder contains:

 

Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal 5’ Phosphate)

25 mg

Folate (1000 mcg as L-5-Methylfolate, glucosamine salt)

1667 mcg DFE

Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)

1000 mcg

Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycinate)

100 mg

Zinc (as Zinc Glycinate)

30 mg

GABA (Gamma Aminobutryric Acid)

750 mg

Taurine

250 mg

L-Theanine (Suntheanine®)

200 mg

5-Hydroxytryptophan

50 mg

  Other ingredients: glycine

 

What is Spectrum Awakening?

Designed by noted naturopathic pediatrician Jared Skowron, Spectrum Awakening is a unique nutritional formula that supports methylation, neurotransmitter synthesis, and calming of the brain. Spectrum Awakening contains a blend of activated B vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to support optimal nervous system functioning, normal mood, and emotional well-being. It contains a higher dose of calming neurotransmitter GABA (750 mg/2 scoops) and methylcobalamin (1000 mcg/2 scoops), the active, methylated form of B-12 compared to previous formulations. It also contains magnesium, zinc, L-theanine, and taurine. This updated formula no longer contains vitamin E, resulting in a soy-free product, appropriate for those with allergies.

 

How does Spectrum Awakening Work?

Vitamin B-12 and L-methylfolate are essential for maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and participate in key methylation reactions. In fact, B vitamins (folate, B-6, and B-12) are all involved in methylation, which is necessary for the production of monoamine neurotransmitters, phospholipids, and nucleotides in the brain [1]. Multiple studies have shown that folate and vitamin B-6 levels in the blood are significantly, positively correlated with test scores for several domains of cognitive and neurophysiological function [1]. B-6 is also known to catalyze the reaction that produces serotonin from its precursor 5-HTP (another component included in this blend) [2]. Serotonin levels have been shown to increase in response to 5-HTP and vitamin B-6 [3].

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system [4]. By binding the GABA receptor, GABA inhibits the “fight-or-flight’ mechanisms of the mammalian neuromuscular system in response to environmental stressors, thereby promoting calm and a reduced stress level [4]. GABA also plays a role in the development of healthy, normal neurons and synapse formations in the immature, developing brain [5]. Studies show that GABA release in the brain is enhanced with an increase in zinc availability [6].

Magnesium is responsible for the biochemical action of many enzymes and reactions within the body, but unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is quite prevalent. Studies have shown a protective effect of Magnesium from ischemic damage to the brain and an inhibitory effect on the release of the stress hormone, norepinephrine [7]. Magnesium is known to balance cellular Ca levels, regulating cell signaling pathways and neurotransmission [7].

Taurine, a sulfur-containing, semi-essential amino acid, is required in a certain abundance for the normal development of the central nervous system (CNS), calcium modulation, membrane stabilization, reproduction, and immunity [8]. L-Theanine, also an amino acid, has been shown in double-blind placebo studies to attenuate sympathetic nervous system responses to acute stressors (i.e. reduced heart rate and salivary production of immunoglobulin A) [9].

 

What is the Suggested Use for Spectrum Awakening?

  • Supports healthy nervous system functioning.
  • Provides nutrients to support balanced neurotransmitter production.
  • Promotes calm and focus.

 

Source Materials: Pyridoxal 5' phosphate, L-methylfolate, GABA, taurine, and glycine are made by chemical synthesis. Glucosamine (for L-methylfolate, glucosamine salt) is made by corn fermentation. Methylcobalamin is made by fermentation. L-Theanine is derived by enzymatic synthesis. Zinc and magnesium are mined. 5-hydroxytryptophan is extracted from Griffonia simplicifolia seeds. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO.

 

Allergens:  According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.

 

Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.

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