Dietary Supplements and Autism
According to Bazian (2011), “…nearly a third of people in the UK take some vitamin, mineral or dietary supplement on most days, and about 15% of us report having taken a “high dose” supplement in the last 12 months.”
Healthcare providers often recommend that certain specific groups of people should take specific supplements. For example, according to Bazian (2011),
- “all pregnant and breastfeeding women should take vitamin D supplements
- women trying to conceive and women in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy are recommended to take folic acid supplements, which reduce their child’s risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida
- people aged 65 and over should take vitamin D supplements
- people with darker skin and people who are not exposed to much sun should take vitamin D supplements
- all children aged six months to five years should be given a supplement containing vitamins A, C and D
- your GP may also recommend supplements if you need them for a medical condition".
Some people also recommend that some people on the autism spectrum should take one or more dietary supplements. However there is no overall agreement as to which people on the autism spectrum should take which specific supplements.
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