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Life Elevated Through Daily Essential Nutrients


Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of autism. Because many factors influence brain development, a multidisciplinary approach that includes effective micronutrients is important.

New research in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology suggests that treating autism with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) may be more effective than using medications.

Some of the positive effects seen in Autism are:

  • Less withdrawn socially

  • Reduced tantrums and aggression

  • Interact better with people

  • Less likely to practice self-harm

  • Better appetite and digestion



Mr. Hardy (formulator of Daily Essential Nutrients) shared that “essential element deficiencies are the most logical and likely cause of increases in illness in the population. Clinical nutrition is now focusing on a broad-spectrum approach that is proving to be clearly the most beneficial to human health and is producing amazing responses, documented in published research.

       Multiple nutrient insufficiencies can produce damage to the brain as serious as high levels of heavy metals or other toxins. Astounding research illustrates that unique nutritional supplementation can reverse brain cell damage and deterioration caused by various factors.

       Autism has shown exciting clinical responses to this type of specialized clinical nutrition in published research, emphasizing the absolute necessity of supplying adequate levels of all the essential nutrients to meet individual needs.


 For the last two decades Hardy has worked closely with doctors and independent researchers to investigate the use of micronutrients for mood, anxiety, and behavior-related conditions.

Samples of just some of the research done on Autism and Daily Essential Nutrients:

Micronutrient formulation outperforms medications in 88 patients with autism.

Researchers compared psychiatric medication and micronutrient treatment approaches in 88 children with autism spectrum disorder. The micronutrient group (taking predominately a micronutrient formulation co-developed† by Hardy Nutritionals® founder David Hardy) improved significantly more than the medication group in keyways, including notably reduced irritability, anger, and intensity of self-injurious behaviors. The micronutrient-treated group also had dramatically lower treatment side-effects. 

Treatment of mood lability and explosive rage with minerals and vitamins: two case studies in children.

Researchers describe two medication-free boys with unstable mood and explosive rage who took a micronutrient formulation co-developed† by Hardy Nutritionals® founder David Hardy followed by reversal and re-treatment. The boys’ diagnoses included pervasive developmental disorder with Asperger characteristics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism.


Both boys benefited significantly from the micronutrient formula: mood, angry outbursts, delinquent behavior, social and attention problems, and anxious/obsessional symptoms improved when initially treated, returned when they discontinued treatment, and remitted when the micronutrient treatment was reintroduced. During a follow-up of over 2 years, both boys continued to be stable while taking the micronutrient treatment.

strawberry peach Daily Essential Nutrients powder for autism, adhd, anxiety, depression and more

†The micronutrient formulation studied was a pre-2013 version of Truehope EMPowerplus which was co-formulated by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan. Truehope EMPowerplus is a registered trademark of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc., which was co-founded by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan in 1999. David Hardy officially resigned as a shareholder of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. and director of Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. in 2013 to focus his efforts exclusively on Hardy Nutritionals®.

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