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*


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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


250 mg

L-Theanine (Suntheanine®)

200 mg


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.



  1. Kim H, Kim G, Jang W, Kim SY, Chang N. Association between intake of B vitamins and cognitive function in elderly Koreans with cognitive impairment.Nutrition Journal. 2014;13:118.
  2. Dakshinamurti K, Sharma SK, Bonke D. Influence of B vitamins on binding properties of serotonin receptors in the CNS of rats. Klin Wochenschr 1990;68:142-145.
  3. Hartvig P, Lindner KJ, Bjurling P, Langstrom B, Tedroff J. Pyridoxine effect on synthesis rate of serotonin in the monkey brain measured with positron emission tomography. J Neural Trans 1995;102:91-97.
  4. Alan M. Kinnersley & Frank J. Turano, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) and Plant Responses to Stress, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences Vol. 19 , Iss. 6, 2000
  5. Ben-Ari, Excitatory Actions of Gaba during Development: The Nature of the Nurture, Nature Reviews Neuroscience 3, 728–739 (2002)
  6. Takeda, A., Minami, A., Seki, Y. and Oku, N. (2004), Differential effects of zinc on glutamatergic and GABAergic neurotransmitter systems in the hippocampus. J. Neurosci. Res., 75: 225–229.
  7. Tatsuo Shimosawa, Koji Takano, Katsuyuki Ando, Toshiro Fujita, Magnesium Inhibits Norepinephrine Release by Blocking N-Type Calcium Channels at Peripheral Sympathetic Nerve Endings, Hypertension. 2004;44:897-902
  8. Georgia B. Schuller-Levis, Eunkyue Park; Taurine: new implications for an old amino acid, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Volume 226, Issue 2, 1 September 2003, Pages 195–202
  9. Kimura et al., L-Theanine Reduces Psychological and Physiological Stress Responses. Biological Psychology. 2007; 74:1, 39-45



* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Spectrum Awakening
Developed by Jared M. Skowron, N.D.
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  • Jared M

    2020-07-27 08:54 am

    I usually don’t take the time to write reviews, but I just want to personally thank you for this Spectrum awakening supplement. I am a 25 yo male and went undiagnosed with being on the spectrum my whole life. Finally as an adult and with proper research, low serotonin seemed to be the culprit for most of my issues. This supplement has been an amazing addition to my regimen of new healthy living and it has given me my sleep back! Thank you so much! I am ordering 2 more bottles now. Thank you.

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