Sleep disorders are a common issue for with those autism spectrum disorders. While practicing good sleep hygiene (sleep habits) should be the primary means for addressing these issues, this approach alone may not be sufficient. In such cases, supplementation with melatonin can be considered.
Autistic children are at risk of malnutrition due to inadequate energy intake from the diet, indigestion, and improper absorption of nutrients. There are many supplements that may be beneficial in the treatment and management of ASD.
Folate is a B-Vitamin that is essential to many functions in the body. It directly affects inflammation and neurological function. Autistic children tend to have low folate levels. Specific genetic factors may impede folate levels in autistic children. Increased dietary intake and supplemental folate may be needed.
Today, we will explore what you need to know about the top nutrient deficiencies found in our children, including: what the research has shown to be the most common deficiencies, how the deficiencies contribute to their symptoms, why these deficiencies exist, how you can find out if your child is deficient and what you can do to correct the vitamin, mineral, fatty acid, amino acid and mineral deficiencies in your child. The good news is, nutritional deficiencies that are impacting your child's ability to thrive can be corrected.
Ever wondered why doctors and nutritionists advocate for supplementing a balanced diet with quality vitamins and minerals? This blog post discusses some of the reasons why nutrient supplementation is necessary, especially in children with autism.