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What mineral and vitamin supplement helps reduce autism?

What mineral and vitamin supplement helps reduce autism?

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 more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What vitamin helps reduce autism symptoms?

What vitamin helps reduce autism symptoms?

None: Vitamin therapy has been tried. It does not work. Do not waste your money. The scientific evidence is there. ...Read more

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Can vitamins help improve autism?

Can vitamins help improve autism?

No: There is a lot of false belief that diet, supplements, and vitamins can help autism, but there is no proof. ...Read more

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Does B12 vitamin help with autism spectrum disorders?

Does B12 vitamin help with autism spectrum disorders?

Not likely: There are no vitamins or minerals or natural substances that have been shown to help in double blind controlled studies. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What stores sell vitamin B2?

What stores sell vitamin B2?

Health food, drug: Vitamin b2, as well as other vitamins, is widely available at health food stores. Most pharmacies also sell vitamins, though the quality is not always as good. Vitamins are also available online through amazon. Com, iherb. Com, swanson vitamins etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamin b2?

What foods are rich in vitamin b2?

MUSHROOM, MEATS, SPINA: Mushrooms, spinach, meats, soybeans, nuts, milk, eggs
green leafy vegetables
fruits like strawberries
brekfast cereals are fortified with riboflavin. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B2 cause a false positive on a drug test?

Can vitamin B2 cause a false positive on a drug test?

No: I thought this was a strange question, but in researching it found out that this is claimed on some websites. However, I am quite certain that b2 does not cause a false positive on drug tests. It can make your urine bright yellow & some who drink a lot of fluids to dilute their urine before a test will sometimes take b2 so the urine looks yellow rather than clear. Will not cause false positive. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

Symptoms include: Sore tongue, chapped lips; mouth and throat infection; bloodshot eyes; sensitivity to light. Rich sources of b2 (riboflavin, a micronutrient) include meat, whole grains, green leafy veges, mushrooms and almonds. ...Read more

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What makes large doses of vitamin a more harmful than large doses of vitamin b2?

What makes large doses of vitamin a more harmful than large doses of vitamin b2?

Fat-soluble vs water: Vitamin a is fat-soluble, meaning it can be stored in our tissues and build up to toxic levels. B vitamins are water-soluble and are thus not stored in our bodies so do not build up to toxic levels. The only water-soluble vitamin that seems to be toxic is b6.
While a can be toxic, generally one has to take extremely high doses for prolonged periods before it becomes harmful. ...Read more

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I have been suffering for repeating festers. I did try to supplement vitamin b2, but it's not really helping. What could be other cause?

I have been suffering for repeating festers. I did try to supplement vitamin b2, but it's not really helping. What could be other cause?

Need more info?: Where do you get these festers (body location)?
What do they look like (when they appear and when they heal)?
When did they start (age) and how often do they occur?
How long have you been suffering with these festers?
What have you noticed that brings them out or makes them go away?
Have you seen your doctor for this (if yes) what was the diagnosis? ...Read more

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Is vitamin B2 good for glaucoma?

Is vitamin B2 good for glaucoma?

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

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Have any of you doctors ever ordered a vitamin B2 test and if so, why?

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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Where can I get vitamin B2 deficiency treatment?

Vitamin B12: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of B12 deficiency -Atrophic gastritis, Pernicious anemia, weight loss surgery, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, Heavy drinking.
Discuss:
Vitamin B12-fortified grains.
Supplement.
High-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
B12 injections by your Physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

Doubtful: Vitamin B2 shouldn't cause constipation. But magnesium is helpful for many patients' constipation. You can increase the magnesium to twice a day if using it once a day doesn't fix your constipation. Try them for 3 months, and if your migraines aren't less frequent and less severe, please give me a call and we can discuss additional preventive meds. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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Vitamin B2 (Definition)

Vitamin B2 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more