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 NEURAL-BALANCE-WEBPAGE-IMAGE1We are losing our children to developmental disorders and behavioral issues at an alarming and ever increasing rate. Unfortunately, while most people know at least one family experiencing the often devastating effect of having a child with behavioral challenges, we are at a loss as to the origin (or origins) of these behaviors. Lack of focus, aggression, irregular sleep patterns, social anxiety, social withdrawal, and similar behaviors are crippling families and wreaking financial, physical, and emotional havoc. There are different opinions as to what is causing this, but we can agree that something needs to be done to help families deal with these issues.

“My son, Ethan, would have angry, crying outbursts and it was difficult to get him to complete homework. After only a week on Neural Balance the outbursts have stopped and he has been completing his math homework without wandering around. He’s definitely more calm and focused. My sister and brother-in-law even noticed a difference in him today. While at their house he was much more calm and easier to get along with. This stuff is amazing!”

Natasha H.


The Spectrum Research Group team includes Betul Hatipoglu, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine/Staff Endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, Randolph Margrave, Compounding Pharmacist specializing in I.V. Therapy and Homecare, and Gabriel Williams, Founder and CEO of Beck Naturals.

Dr. Hatipoglu has a son with severe autism. Her desire was a simple one; Find help for her son without side effects or personality altering medications. Her quest for a natural and effective solution led her on a journey of discovery that she shared with Pharmacist Randy Margrave.

His background in research motivated Randy to dig deeper into the discoveries that Dr. Hatipoglu had made. He quickly saw the benefit of Passiflora and began encapsulating an herbal blend based on the information Dr. Hatipoglu had given him. The results were even better than expected. That herbal composition became known as Anandanol and was granted patent #8828453 in September 2014.

What is Anandanol?

First, we must understand the mechanics behind the unfavorable behavior. Increased excitatory glutamatergic and decreased inhibitory GABAergic pathways in different parts of the brain may be, in an embodiment, explained by a dysfunctional endocannabinoid system. Stimulation of postsynaptic neurons may trigger the demand synthesis of endocannabinoids by an increase in intracellular calcium and/or stimulation of metabotropic receptors. Subsequently, endocannabinoids may be released and may reach presynaptic CB1 Receptors retrogradely to modulate both inhibitory GABAergic system and excitatory glutamatergic transmissions through multiple mechanisms.

Balance between excitation and inhibition is delicately maintained in many parts of the brain. If the balance between inhibition and excitation among neurons is disturbed in favor of the excitatory glutamatergic pathways, the intensity of excitatory transmission may lead to adverse behavioral and neurological consequences.

The Passiflora blend included in Anandanol has an endocannabinoid agonist-antagonist effect (it excites and inhibits) to restore a balance between inhibitory GABAergic pathways and excitatory glutamatergic pathways, bringing calm and focus.

Other key components of this patented herbal composition include: Magnesium Chloride to quickly restore calm and to prevent inhibited nerve cell communication, which can lead to cell excitability, CoQ10 to improve efficiency of cellular energy production, for enhanced immune system, and for its antioxidant properties, and B6, an essential vitamin that is necessary for over 60 processes in the body and in the production of important chemicals in the brain. As such, Anandanol can be suitable for oral administration and can be used to improve neurological function and/or behavioral symptoms.

For the first four years, Anandanol was administered by capsule and often required five to six capsules twice daily. As you can imagine, this was not always an easy task. Seeking a way to use this ingredient to help as many people as possible, Dr. Hatipoglu and Mr. Margrave teamed up with Gabriel Williams, a 14 year veteran of the natural products industry, to create a reliable delivery system that would be easy to administer, palatable, and effective.

A big believer in enzymes, Gabriel enlisted National Enzyme Company to create a proprietary enzyme blend that includes DPP-IV. This blend helps in the absorption of the Passiflora component of Anandanol and to digest any gluten that may have inadvertently been ingested.

Anandanol and this proprietary enzyme blend was combined with natural fruit flavorings, beet powder for color, and stevia (leaf) extract to create a tasty *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

powdered drink mix called Neural Balance that even people with a sensitive palate enjoy.

We are proud to say that Neural Balance with Anandanol is Kosher Certified and GMO free.NEURAL-BALANCE-NON-GMO

The evolution from capsule to drink mix was an intentional and exhaustive journey. The challenge was to use this ingredient, Anandanol, to its full potential while creating an easy to administer delivery system. When the decision to create a drink powder was made, we knew it had to have an appealing taste and be free of sugars and artificial dyes or flavors. To that end, we created such a clean formula that there are only a total of five “other” ingredients and they are: Maltodextrin (tapioca), Citric Acid, Natural Fruit Flavoring, Beet Powder, and Stevia (leaf) Extract. Tapioca based maltodextrin comes from the cassava root, a GMO Free crop. Neural Balance is Kosher Certified, GMO Free, and free from any artificial ingredients. We wouldn’t give any of that to our children and we wouldn’t ask you to give it to yours. The best part is, it works and it tastes great. We are getting great feedback:

“Neural Balance is my saving grace. My son David is almost unmanageable without it but he is truly a sweet boy. It has improved his quality of life more than I can tell you. He has a very sensitive palate but he loves the taste and even asks for it when he is starting to feel aggressive or overstimulated. Thank you for such a great product!” 

April T.


“I can honestly say that this product has changed both my son and my daughter’s lives for the better! I even tried the product myself and within about 15-25 minutes, felt more focused and calm and more productive. My 16 year old son has struggled with ADHD and Bipolar disorder his whole life and this product has been amazing for helping him to be successful in his teenage years. My 10 year old daughter has dyslexia and struggles to focus – but not when she takes Neural Balance! She is able to complete her work and her teachers notice a HUGE difference. As long as my kids live under my roof, this will be a staple item in our home!”

Diana O.


“I am a Holistic Health Practitioner and a mom. As a mom I passed on my ADD/ADHD to my kids. My daughter and I have the most active symptoms so we both have been taking this product. Within just a week we were both sleeping better (major insomnia issues for both of us). I am still in college, plus with my job, I always have to read and retain a lot of info and I have noticed so much improvement with my daily studies, scatter brain and memory. My daughter’s mood swings have been so much more stabilized also. All around, I am thoroughly impressed with this product and highly I recommend it as a Practitioner and a mother.”

Jami O.