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How Our Starter Kit Works
SpeechNutrients speak Starter Kit was designed to help families try speak for the first time and to better understand and track potential benefits derived from speak. It provides everything you need: approximately a 2-month's supply of speak, an information packet and a daily/weekly log for tracking your child's progress. It's a $139.90-$149.90 Value for only $99.95 (plus free shipping) for capsules, twists, or Pure Oil or $109.95 for speak Smooth (plus free shipping). This kit provides peace of mind knowing you have all of the information you need to successfully begin a speak supplementation program with your child. This offer is good for new families only, and there is a limit of one kit per family.
Your kit will include:
- Approximately 2 month's supply of speak (2 boxes or bottles/120 soft gels or 60 Tbsps)
- Information packet
- Diary/log to track your child's progress
Developed from ground-breaking research
SpeechNutrients speak is the result of nine years of real life experiences from parents and their children who took action based on ground-breaking research on how essential fatty acids combined with vitamin E impact child development. After the exact formula was specified, the omega-3 experts at SpeechNutrients partnered with the world's leading producers to find the purest forms of ingredients in their appropriate biochemical form for optimal absorption and utilization. The result is SpeechNutrients speak.
Parents were looking for nutritional support for their children with special nutritional needs
Parents began supplementing their children with purified essential omega-3 fatty acids. These parents were able to exchange information via the internet, support each other, and share their successes. Their tenacious spirits and positive experiences illuminated useful information that contributed to further research.
A noted pediatrician became involved
Knowing the benefits of omega-3 fats, a noted pediatrician directed her investigative skills to go further. As a result of her work and discoveries, she developed the precise formula that led to the patent pending formulation, now available as SpeechNutrients speak.
The SpeechNutrients speak formulation was exclusively licensed to SpeechNutrients from Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO).
After the formulation was developed and pending patent, SpeechNutrients researched and identified the purest ingredients in their appropriate forms for optimal absorption and utilization. Because this supplement was created for children, many with sensory and allergy issues, the ingredients had to be natural and guaranteed hypoallergenic.
Knowing that parents were struggling to find and combine the 7 different nutrients included in the SpeechNutrients speak patented formula, SpeechNutrients simplified the process by combining all into one easy to use supplement. SpeechNutrients speak is the only product of its kind.
speak does not contain:
- Heavy Metals
- Saturated fats
- Artificial flavors
- Artificial colors
- Artificial sweeteners
- Mystery "filler" ingredients
Ultra-purified and Concentrated
- We know the source: Our principal supplier can certify when and where the fish is caught. The approved fishery has been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council since 2005 (and recertified in 2010). The processing plant is built specifically for fish oil production, and it is thoroughly sanitized and fully automated with a computerized control center.
- Time and temperature matter: High-grade fish oil cannot be heated above 180 degrees C because trans fats and impurities begin to form and the omega-3 fats can be altered. High-grade fish oil should not be exposed to heat for more than a few seconds. To maintain exceptional product integrity, we use a very low pressure vacuum and temperatures below 100 degrees for less than one second.
- Our product is highly concentrated: Our fish oil is moleculary distilled and refined to a high concentration of omega-3s, making our oil a potent source of these healthy, essential fats required for human health. Finally, natural antioxidants are added. Our fish oil is held in an oxygen-free environment during the entire process. Our fish oil is then packaged and sealed immediately, ensuring its freshness and potency. Our product is guaranteed to be top-quality, delivering all the benefits of omega-3 in an effective, convenient capsule or emulsion.
What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Omega-3 fats are unique and essential dietary fats. They are not made in the body and must be consumed through diet and supplements. EPA and DHA are the omega-3 fats found in fish and fish oil and are considered the most functional omega-3 fats. While some consider omega-3 fats to be a vitamin because they are required in the diet, they are not formally recognized as vitamins. Instead, they are called essential dietary fats.
EPA and DHA work individually and together to support neurological function and improve cellular activity. Both EPA and DHA work in cell membranes. Healthy cellular metabolism is central (i.e. critical) for normal functioning of all biological (i.e. human) pathways. Specifically, EPA resides in cell membranes and supports healthy cellular metabolism. Without adequate EPA, inflammatory pathways are increased and this compromises normal cellular function. There is no dietary substitute for DHA. DHA is required for normal and healthy brain and nerve development and maintenance.
What is vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a family of fat-soluble vitamins that work in the body primarily as antioxidants. They are considered valuable and important vitamins for this reason. The richest food sources of vitamin E are nuts and oils.
While 8 forms of vitamin E exist in various amounts in foods (4 forms of tocopherols and 4 forms of tocotrienols), nearly all of the research in humans has focused on the d-alpha tocopherol form. It exists in the body in the greatest amount. More recently, we have learned about the importance of gamma-tocopherol and the importance of balance between these 2 forms of vitamin E.
About d-alpha tocopherol:
- It is transported and stored in blood and tissues and this is where it works as an antioxidant.
- As an antioxidant it protects body tissues (cells) from damage that occurs as a result of normal metabolism. Our bodies, as living organs, are constantly in a state of flux and d-alpha tocopherol is simply a part of the machinery designed to maintain health and normal regeneration of cells. Said another way, d-alpha tocopherol protects cells from oxidation.
- As an antioxidant, it works with other fats, such as fish oil, to prevent oxidation and thereby supports cellular health.
- It has minor roles in reducing inflammation and it also works to maintain healthy blood vessels.
- Supplementing with d-alpha tocopherol increases the need for gamma-tocopherol and supplementing with both improves the function of both.
- It is measured in International Units (IU) and is the form of vitamin E included in the Dietary Reference Intake.
- It is available in natural (d-alpha) or synthetic (d,l-alpha) forms.
- Like d-alpha tocopherol, it works as an antioxidant but gamma-tocopherol is structurally different from d-alpha and works in different pathways in the body.
- It has minor roles in reducing inflammation.
- Supplementing with d-alpha tocopherol increases the need for gamma-tocopherol and supplementing with both improves the function of both.
- It is measured in milligram (mg) units.
Why are both d-alpha and gamma-tocopherols in SpeechNutrients speak?
SpeechNutrients speak has been carefully formulated to provide the optimal amount of both d-alpha and gamma tocopherols that are important for individuals with special nutritional needs. Although the reasons are unclear today, evidence indicates that these individuals appear to have an increased need for both of these antioxidants and at the same time, may not absorb them well. Remarkable benefit has been observed from adequate supplementation (right amount, balance and regular intake). Further, d-alpha and gamma tocopherols improve the actions of omega-3 fats, and protect them from oxidation as well. SpeechNutrients speak contains the natural forms of d-alpha and gamma tocopherol.
In summary: d-alpha and gamma work together as key antioxidants and work along with omega-3 fats to support neurological health and provide essential nutrition.
What is vitamin K?
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin with various functions in the body. In the past 10 years, we’ve learned that vitamin K has roles in maintaining heart and bone health, as well as being a critical component for normal and healthy blood clotting. There are 3 forms of vitamin K, but only K1 and K2 are consumed by humans as vitamins. Vitamin K1 is found in plants, and vitamin K2 is found in animal products. They both have unique and important functions.
Why is vitamin K in SpeechNutrients speak?
Vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 are included in SpeechNutrients speak primarily to maintain nutrient balance. This is particularly important with long-term supplementation. It is important to support a proper balance between vitamins E and K. Because individuals supplementing with SpeechNutrients speak appear to have an increased need for vitamin E, this in turn increases the need for vitamin K. SpeechNutrients speak contains the natural forms of vitamins K1 and K2.
What is GLA?
GLA (gamma linolenic acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid derived from borage oil, and it works to support the EPA and DHA found in omega-3 fish oil.
I'm interested in new speak® + vitamin D. How does this differ from the original formulation?
Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin due to the fact that our skin cells can use sunlight to synthesize vitamin D, is an essential vitamin that may be lacking in some individuals due to their diet or their inaccessibility to sunlight especially in Northern winter climates. Much research has been published on the benefits of vitamin D and child development. The speak®+d formulation supplies 400 IU of vitamin D per serving offering a greater number of nutrients in a concentrated serving. Parents who are watchful of their children reaching the RDA of vitamin D due to geographical, personal, or seasonal reasons enjoy the additional supplementation and convenience of speak+d. †
Some basics On the Making of SpeechNutrients speak:
Serving size: 2 capsules or 1 Tbsp, providing 7 concentrated and pure nutrients, for ease and convenience.
Flavor: Based on results from child tasting panels, orange was selected.
Amount of flavor: We avoided over-flavoring SpeechNutrients speak so that it can be easily blended into foods, such as yogurts, pudding, etc. We wanted enough flavor to give a pleasant but mild taste.
Purity: We use the highest quality ingredients to keep SpeechNutrients speak pure and hypo-allergenic.
Cost: SpeechNutrients speak costs about 50% less than purchasing the ingredients individually.
Vitamin E: SpeechNutrients speak contains increased vitamin E to provide important antioxidant support and protection for growing nerve and brain cells. Among other things, the vitamin E enables the essential omega-3 and 6 fats to work better. The low servings of vitamin E in typical fish oil products function only as an antioxidant in the capsule itself, and provide virtually no physiological benefits.
Questions from Parents
Why offer a Starter Kit?
Simple, we wanted to provide families more time and less cost. While benefits can be seen in a few days with some children, other children need a longer amount of time to experience the benefits of speak. The two boxes in the Starter Kit will provide your child with about a 2 month supply of speak while you titrate up in dosage at approximately ½ the regular cost.
What will I receive in my Starter Kit?
The Starter Kit contains two 60 count boxes of speak, frequently asked questions and answers, a product and dosage fact card, daily logs to track your child’s progress, and a coupon good towards your next order.
Why do you limit families to one kit?
The Starter Kit is an excellent way for families to get started with speak at a 50% savings. Once a family receives a Starter Kit, they are provided with all the information necessary to get started and will not need this information again. Also, due to the deeply discounted price, we are only able to provide 1 kit per family.
I have twins. Can I order a Starter Kit for each of them?
Absolutely. Either call our customer service number at 800-471-0358 or email us at info@SpeechNutrients.com to let us know you will be ordering for more than 1 child.
Supplement Facts and Dosage
SpeechNutrients speak contains a patent pending blend of concentrated and purified omega-3s from fish oil (EPA and DHA), natural vitamin E (d-alpha and gamma tocopherols), Vitamin K (K1 and K2), borage oil (GLA) and natural orange flavor in 1200 mg soft gelatin capsules.
If your child is not currently taking omega-3 fish oil or vitamin E supplements: Start with 1 capsule of SpeechNutrients speak daily. After 2 weeks increase the serving to 2 capsules daily until reaching a serving of 4 capsules per day over 8 weeks. Older and larger children may take up to 6 capsules per day. If you believe that your child will benefit from additional supplementation beyond 4 capsules, regardless of previous omega-3 supplementation, check with your healthcare practitioner (e.g.: Medical Doctor, Registered Dietitian, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopathic Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy).
Suggested serving plan for those not current taking fish oil or vitamin E supplements:
If your child is already taking individual fish oil and vitamin E supplements: First determine the current serving amount of the active omega-3 (EPA and DHA) and vitamin E (if any) that your child is receiving with the existing supplement* (usually listed clearly on the “Supplement Facts” panel. Be sure to determine the amount per serving or per capsule). This will provide you a baseline from which to start for an equivalent serving. Some families administer both “High EFA” and “High EPA” supplements. Shown below is a chart illustrating the amounts of each ingredient and how 2 capsules of speak provide the essential equivalent to three capsules of the other supplements plus additional nutrients in SpeechNutrients speak provide added benefits and nutrient balance, not found in other omega-3 supplements. *Feel free to contact SpeechNutrients at 1-800-471-0358 if you have any questions.
Once you have determined the amount you are currently giving, select a comparable amount of SpeechNutrients speak and begin with that serving (be sure to discontinue the other omega 3 supplements). Many families begin with 2 capsules of SpeechNutrients speak daily. After two weeks, increase intake to 3 capsules daily. And after another 2 weeks, increase intake to 4 capsules daily. Most families report success with a transition period, that is, replacing omega-3 in the current supplement with SpeechNutrients speak over time.
Every child is different and you will know the “best” amount by knowing and observing your child. If your child is not currently taking omega-3, begin supplementing with one capsule daily (with food or snack) and increase slowly. Toddlers and smaller children may see the most benefit with 2 or 4 capsules per day, while older and larger children and adults may do best with 6 caps a day, divided throughout the day. We suggest working with your healthcare practitioner if you choose to use increased amounts. A guideline is that if you don’t see additional benefit with additional capsules, then stay with the lower serving.
It is preferable to provide SpeechNutrients speak throughout the day during a child’s most active time – in the morning and afternoon. Start with the morning meal and divide the serving throughout the day. For example, 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 with an afternoon snack. If your child is in school, you may ask your school nurse to provide the supplements. Depending on your state, you may need a note from your child’s doctor. If you are not able to provide supplements throughout the day, give half the serving in the morning and the balance with dinner (best not directly before bed as omega-3s may cause increased mental activity).
For the capsules, some children find it easy to swallow the capsule. Others bite the capsule (and swallow the gelatin shell or spit it out), many parents open (pierce) the capsules and mix the oil with non-heated foods (e.g. pudding, smoothie); others serve it on a spoon (with or without juice or fruit sauce) or squirt it directly into the mouth and follow with food. This works for the twist off capsules as well. For speak Smooth, most children prefer to take it directly off a spoon. Remember, don’t mix the product with hot foods.
Every child is different and responses vary. Occasionally, families report beneficial changes in their children within the first few days of supplementation. Others notice advances in speech and coordination after several weeks. A number of factors may influence a child’s response, such as consistency and serving, co-existing conditions (GI issues, allergies), previous supplementation, transition time, and adherence to special diets.
The time of year can impact response as well due to summer allergies, winter cold and flu season, etc. It is recommended to give SpeechNutrients speak on a daily basis (consistency is key) for a minimum of a 4 month period to determine if your child benefits from the nutrients in speak. Identifying and addressing underlying health issues may improve your child’s success. (GI problems and/or allergies are quite common and should be investigated.)
Families have reported positive results in older children. It may take longer to see benefits in older children, depending on the child’s health status and health history and underlying GI issues and/or allergies. Follow the suggested use and increase over time.
Emotional outbursts and transient moods are common when children begin supplementing with omega-3 supplements. Each child is different. If your child has been ‘very compliant’, a change in this behavior may be considered normal. Parents have reported the “Tasmanian Devil” effect, where children become very active, oppositional but in time (2-3 weeks) rebalance.
What are some possible side-effects associated with omega-3 and vitamin E supplementation? (The issues described are typically associated with omega-3 supplementation – not unique to SpeechNutrients speak.)
** Based on Daily Values for Children 4 of more years of age
† Daily Value not established
Ingredients:Fish oil concentrate (from sardines, anchovies), d-alpha, gamma and natural tocopherals (from refined soybean oil), borage oil, natural orange flavor, phytonadione, menaquinone. Capsule contents: gelatin, purified water USP, glycerin USP.
Does not contain: milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, yeast, gluten, casein, sugar, starch, artificial flavor, colors or preservatives