Developed by Jared M. Skowron, N.D. 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/2scoops), the active, methylated form of B-12. B-12 and L-5-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. Vitamin E has been removed to result in a soy-free formula.