Using Dietary Supplements to Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders
Melatonin as a Treatment for Helping Autistic Children to Sleep
If you have a child with autism and sleep issues, melatonin may be a good option.
Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium as a Treatment for Autism
Some children with autism may have deficits of magnesium and vitamin B-6, both of which are important to brain function. Are supplements right for your child? This article from the Healing Thresholds website examines the evidence and offers information about where and how to learn more.
Essential Fatty Acids as a Treatment for Autism
An imbalance of fatty acids in the body can have an impact on mood, behavior and cognition. Some practitioners theorize that children with autism have trouble metabolizing essential fatty acids and recommend supplements. This article from the Healing Thresholds website explains the theory and describes the evidence supporting it.
Vitamin C Supplements as a Treatment for Autism
Vitamin C deficiency can have an impact on behavior - and some people theorize that vitamin C's positive impact on the immune system could help treat symptoms of autism. This article from the Healing Thresholds website provides background, evidence, and treatment details.