< Back to Glossary

Other Dietary Supplements

We use the term other dietary supplements to refer to supplements other than vitamins and minerals.

There are numerous other dietary supplements which have been suggested as possible treatments for people on the autism spectrum including

  • Amino acids and derivatives inc. Carnitine, Carnosine, Dimethylglycine, Glutamate, Glutamine, Glutathione, Phenylalanine, Piracetim, Taurine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine
  • Botanicals and derivatives inc. Ginkgo Biloba, Luteolin, Quercetin, St John's Wort, Yokukansan
  • Enzymes and derivatives inc. Bromelain, Dipeptidyl Peptidase, Papain, Tetrahydrobiopterin(BH4)
  • Essential fatty acids and derivatives inc. Cholesterol, Omega 3, Omega 6

Related Glossaries

Related Pages

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an item.

If you can't find the word you are looking for, or you know of a word we should include, please email info@researchautism.net


The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.