Dietary Supplements for Autism

Supplements of vitamin C, vitamin D and omega-3 fish oil are tested to improve the main symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder.

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This is the latest in an extended series on natural treatments for autism (for those who wish to be treated). Please, take a look at the others if you are interested:
• Benefits of fever for autism in a food (
• Fight brain inflammation of autism with food
• The best foods for autism (
• Autism and casein of cow's milk (
• Does A2 milk carry less risk of autism? (
• Gluten-free casein diets for autism are tested (
• Are the benefits of the autism diet only a placebo effect? (
• Double blind clinical trial of diet for autism (
• Advantages and disadvantages of gluten-free and casein diets for autism (
• Is autism really increasing? (
• The role of pesticides and pollution in autism (
• Urine tests of heavy metals and chelation for autism (
• The role of the intestinal microbiome in autism (
• Alternative treatments for autism (

The disappointing results with fish oil reflect what we now know about its use for heart disease. See, for example, Is fish oil just snake oil? (and Omega-3's and the Eskimo Fish Tale (

What is that about vitamin C and kidney stones? See Does vitamin C supplements prevent colds but cause kidney stones? (

For more information on what vitamin D can and can not do, check out:
• Will you live longer if you take vitamin D supplements? (
• Do vitamin D supplements help with diabetes, weight loss and blood pressure?
• How much vitamin D should you take? (
• The optimal dose of vitamin D based on natural levels (
• The best way to get vitamin D: sun, supplements or salons? (
• The risks and benefits of sensitive sun exposure (
• Should vitamin D supplements be taken to prevent falls in the elderly? (

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Dietary Supplements for Autism

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