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What Does Vitamin B2 Have To Do With Autism
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Wish that were so...: Although the internet abounds with stories of children with autism improving with certain vitamins, dietary supplements, and special diets, there is not evidence that any of these treatments help most children with autism. My patients are free to try these (if safe) if they want, though i don't endorse them. I wish there was a simple nutritional solution to this very difficult condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has it been looked into if an abundance of vitamin K in the blood causes autism? I know the study was of a deficiency of the vitamin. Thank you.
How to say this...: I'm glad you asked the question here. In 2006, someone in the not-so-mainstream world of unproven " biomedical" cures for autism, like treating yeast , thought that giving vit k would be curative. Later, someone decided that vitamin k shots given to newborns since i-don't- know-when were a cause of autism , claiming they were dissolved in a base..Or an acid..Or both.. See www.Quackwatch.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not particularly but: Many vitamins and herbs are helpful for glaucoma, esp. A, c, e & b12. B2 is especially good for cataracts and may help glaucoma as part of a b complex, but is not particularly known for glaucoma. Of interest, this article www.Selfgrowth.Com/articles/glaucoma-natural-medicine-factors mentions each of the b vitamins except b2! also see http://www.Healthy.Net/health/article/glaucoma/2930. ...Read more
Really hard to get: it isn't generally available as a test. furthermore, the vitamin is not especially malabsorbed unlike vitamin B12, which requires a specific transporter in one little section of the gut and has deficiencies quite commonly. easier to just have person take a one-a-day vitamin. ...Read more
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