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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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 5 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
Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?
Possibly: Yes it is true that calcium can affect absorption of some vitamins but also calcium often isn't that easily absorbed either. Remember, a lot depends on whether you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or not. Actually, it is better to take vitamins after a decent meal as the proteins and fats in food will aid in absorption of supplements and vitamins. ...Read more
Any suggestions on supplement while taking long term metformin for PCOS/ insulin resistance? related to reduced vitamin/mineral absorption? Thnx!
Many good choices: There are many quality vitamin and mineral supplements suitable for a 60 yo, but one of my favorites is active senior multivitamin by rainbow light- see http://www.Rainbowlight.Com/womens-multivitamins-active-senior-multivitamin.Aspx another excellent choice is life force (iron-free) by source naturals. See http://www.Sourcenaturals.Com/products/gp1459/. ...Read more
No: Prosight vitamins and minerals contains lutein , but it is not lutein per-see . Therre arre durgs that are known to intersact adersely with prosight and if you decide to take this probuct you should check for any conflicting drugs that youy may be using. Lutein had been recommended for eye health as it is a carotenoid and may afford some help for macular health. ...Read more
None: Vitamin and mineral supplements are a great way to increase the profit of vitamin and mineral supplement suppliers and makers. Unless you have a very abnormal diet, or have a specific vitamin deficiency based on your genes, you do not need this. If you think you have a deficiency, ask your Doctor to test for that. Otherwise, save your money and use it to go to the gym more often. ...Read more
In general - green: Tea. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. However, i’m not sure that research has conclusively demonstrated green tea’s effectiveness as a weight loss product. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. ...Read more
Unlikely: Good diet! supplements if any deficiency, otherwise usually a waste of time and money! ...Read more
Varies with each: It is very variable and dependent on the blood levels, disease state due to deficiency and other co existing medical conditions and if these are taken orally, or by injections.Each vitamin and mineral is different, some are taken as supplement without any medical condition or deficiency documentation as these are available over the counter and some are large doses and prescription for deficiency. ...Read more
What common foods provide all of the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals without having to take supplements?
Meat: Meat provides the most protein with all 10 essential amino acids, the most vitamins, except vitamin c, and the most minerals, except more phosphorus than calcium. If left unsalted, the sodium-potassium ratio is favorable. The fat content may be excessive, but lean skinless chicken, pork or seafood is close to ideal. Fiber should be added as fruit, vegetables or whole grains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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