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Awaken Nutrition Unveils Supplement at Autism Conference

Autism One Conference

Awaken Nutrition introduced Agapé, its newest liquid multivitamin and mineral supplement, last week at the annual Autism One Conference in Chicago, Ill., May 24 – 30, 2010. Agapé was formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of children and adults with neurodevelopmental and metabolic challenges. Designed for even the most sensitive individual, Agapé is free of gluten, casein, corn, soy, food dyes, and artificial sweeteners and sold only in glass to avoid plastic contaminants. It is sweetened with Stevia and preserved with EDTA. Agapé contains high potency, hypoallergenic ingredients in a child-friendly tropical liquid formula that allows maximal gastrointestinal absorption and simplified twice daily dosing.

“I have collaborated with Awaken Nutrition to develop a formula that incorporates the ingredients I most often recommend, decreasing both the number of individual supplements needed and the total cost of providing these supplements.”

Developed by Cindy Schneider, M.D., medical director of The Center for Autism Research and Education (CARE) and mother of two children with autism, the Agapé formula is based on over 15 years of research and clinical experience. The original Awaken Nutrition vitamin and mineral formula was recommended as a good broad-spectrum vitamin supplement choice in the research paper entitled, “Summary of Biomedical Treatments for Autism” by James B. Adams, Ph.D., which is published in the April 2007 issue of the Autism Research Institute Publication.

The enhanced Agapé formula has several important distinguishing features:

  • Agapé provides only the methylated forms of folic acid and vitamin B12, both of which are needed for optimal glutathione production and detoxification capacity.
  • It includes the unique ingredient 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), the methylated form of folic acid that is critical for normal brain function and the only form of folic acid that crosses the blood-brain barrier.
  • It delivers high-level mitochondrial support in the form of acetyl L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, and biotin for optimal neurological health.
  • Agapé does not contain sucralose, fructose, artificial sweeteners or preservatives, which can be problematic for sensitive individuals.
  • It is free of copper, manganese, iron and calcium which can also be problematic for sensitive individuals.

“Because my practice is limited to individuals with special needs and primarily consists of children with autism and related disorders, I have the advantage of reviewing thousands of histories and laboratory results each year,” explains Dr. Schneider. “The patterns are clear. Most of my patients have an inadequate dietary intake of nutrients and poor gastrointestinal absorption of the few nutrients they do eat. Mitochondrial dysfunction and methylation defects are present in most of my patients, as are multiple food allergies and sensitivities. A high quality multivitamin is essential and multiple additional supplements are frequently needed.”

Dr. Schneider continues, “I have collaborated with Awaken Nutrition to develop a formula that incorporates the ingredients I most often recommend, decreasing both the number of individual supplements needed and the total cost of providing these supplements.”

Although designed for individuals who require intense nutritional support, Agapé is appropriate for anyone who is seeking a high quality multivitamin and mineral formula, especially those who require a hypoallergenic and an exceptionally pure formula. It is safe for individuals with celiac disease and other forms of wheat or gluten sensitivity and delivers nutrients critical for improving neurological, gastrointestinal and immune health.

“I have recommended Agapé to patients with severe gastrointestinal disease who have had difficulty absorbing nutrients in the past,” reports Dr. Schneider. “The clinical response has been excellent.”

Agapé, which means “unconditional love,” can be purchased online at or at select medical offices. A portion of every sale will be donated to autism research.

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Physicians interested selling Agapé at their practices can call 1-800-267-5273 or e-mail [email protected].

About Awaken Nutrition

Arizona-based Awaken Nutrition is an online provider of nutritional supplements. For more information, contact

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If a product or treatment is recommended in this announcement, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information contained herein is meant to be used to educate the reader and is in no way intended to provide individual medical advice. Medical advice must only be obtained from a qualified health practitioner.

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