Parents want their child to have every opportunity to learn and achieve
their potential. Its said that education and learning are the keys to
success. So what does nutrition have to do with it? Over the last 40
years, numerous studies have been conducted around the world to
demonstrate a correlation between a childs diet and their intellectual,
physical, and social development.
Introducing FMB, an exclusively formulated dietary supplement developed
by Alexander Schauss, PhD., a Fellow of the American College of
Nutrition (FACN) and a Certified Food Scientist(CFS), based on nearly 40
years of research. FMB has been scientifically formulated to provide
nutritional support to the brain during a child and young adults
formative years to help optimize its function, particularly to support
THE RESEARCH BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Dr. Schauss, senior co-author of the landmark book, Feed My Brain:
Eating to Excel, outlines a 12-week nutrition plan whose components
have been shown in one of the largest nutrition studies in the world to
maximize the academic performance of youngsters at all grade levels. The
book is based on a study Dr. Schauss was involved in that was performed
from 1979 to 1983 in the New York City public school system, which
included nearly a million elementary-, middle-, and high school-aged
students attending 803 different schools.
In 1979, experts revamped the food program by reducing refined sugars,
artificial colors and flavors, and food preservatives that were served
in school breakfast and/or lunch, and by ensuring that students received
the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of vitamins and minerals which
are need by the brain to help students learn.
By 1983, according to a university that monitored the study, these
dietary changes contributed to one of the largest gains in standardized
test scores in American history! Using the same diet changes, similar
results were reported by other school districts.
In September 1991, Dr. Schauss and two of his colleagues who were
intimately involved in the study published the book (originally titled
Eating for As) Feed My Brain: Eating to Excel, which was the
featured national book-of-the-month selection. Its aim was to help
parents know how to gradually feed their kids a healthy,
nutritionally-dense diet over a 12-week period to help their students
brains achieve optimal cognitive functionand learning.
Since the book was published, Dr. Schauss has been asked repeatedly if a
dietary supplementcould be developed to meet the nutritional needs cited
in the book. Given the compelling evidence today of the importance of
nutrition on brain function and pilot controlled clinical trial studies
using supplements performed around the world, Dr. Schauss partnered with
Trace Minerals Research to manufacture his exclusive formulation served
in a delicious chewable wafer. The result? FMB (Feed My Brain)!
One of the key parts to FMB goes against the idea that more is better.
When it comes to a childs nutrition, the research shows that more isnt
necessarily better. Over-supplementing can exceed the bodys ability to
utilize the nutrients taken, particularly by the brain, which regulates
the intake of nutrients needed by the brain, in part, through the blood
brain barrier. Controlled clinical trials using the lower dosages of
nutrients found in FMB have demonstrated that the optimal range of a
nutrients Percent Daily Value(DV) can vary between a range of 25 to 100
percent, depending on the nutrient. This range approximates the levels
of these nutrients found in the diet served in the school system study
that was attributed to the dramatic gains seen in standardized academic
test scores at all grade levels.
Vitamins Over 10 specific vitamins were included to help support the
manufacture and utilization of carbs, protein, and fat, and the
production of RNA/DNA which all help support memory, energy production,
and healthy nerve function.
Minerals Over 10 essential minerals, plus over 72 naturally-occurring
ionic trace minerals as found in seawater were included to help support
hormonal regulation, the production of brain neurotransmitters and
critical enzyme reactions, which together contribute to brain metabolism
and healthy brain function. Probiotics Acidophilus contributes to
maintaining healthy gut bacteria involved in the production of biotin,
an important nutrient manufactured by gut bacteria in the intestine.
Enzymes Natural enzymes faciliate digestion of macronutrient
components found in food, some of which facilitate the absorption of
nutrients in the gut.
Food and Food Concentrates Blend Certain fruits, vegetables, and food
concentrates were carefully chosen to compliment a balanced diet and to
provide important nutrients and micronutrients like proanthocyanidins,
carotenoids, retinoids, bioflavonoids, and amino acids. These nutrients
support healthy cardiovascular function, cell formation, and the bodys
ability to reduce the adverse and potentially damaging effects
associated with stress.
How may FMB help a childs ability to excel?
Improve short-term & long-term memory?
Enhance the ability to concentrate?
Improve language skills, including the ability to learn other languages?
Improve behavioral impulse control?
Improve math and science computation proficiency?
Promote abstract thinking?
Children & youth age 4-17 take 2 wafers daily; children age 2-3 take 1