The table below shows the Autism Nutrients:
|Calcium||1,500 mg daily.||Essential for normal brain and nervous system function.|
|and magnesium||1,000 mg daily.|
|500-2,000 mg daily.||Improves brain function and circulation to the brain. Autism Nutrients. Use under professional supervision.|
|Coenzyme Q10||As directed on label.||Improves brain function.|
|Dimethylglycine (DMG) (Aangamik DMG from FoodScience of Vermont)||100 mg daily.||An oxygen carrier to the brain. Important for normal brain and nervous system function. Autism Nutrients.|
|Only with a physician’s recommendation.||In one study, 77% of children with autism were iron deficient. Autism Nutrients. Sleep improved with iron supplementation.|
|Kyolic Neuro Logic from Wakunaga||As directed on label.||Contains elements essential for quick assimilation of brain nutrients. Enhances neuron function.|
|S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) (SAMe Rx-Mood from Nature’s Plus)||As directed on label.||Critical in the manufacture of many body components, especially brain chemicals. A natural antidepressant.
Caution: Do not use if you have bipolar mood disorder or take prescription antidepressants. Do not give to a child under twelve. Autism Nutrients.
|Vitamin B complex||50 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily, with meals (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary).||Essential for normal brain and nervous system function. A sublingual form is recommended.|
|plus extra vitamin B3 (niacin)||50 mg 3 times daily. Do not exceed this amount.||Improves circulation. Helpful for many psychological disorders.
Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.
|300 mg daily.||Aids circulation.
Caution: Do not substitute niacin for niacinamide. Niacin can be toxic in such high doses.
|and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)||500 mg daily.||Helps reduce stress.|
|and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||50 mg 3 times daily. Do not exceed this amount except at the direction of a physician.||Deficiencies have been linked to autism.|
|Vitamin C with bioflavonoids||5,000-20,000 mg daily, in divided doses.||A powerful free radical scavenger.|
|L-glutamine||500 mg each daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin B6 and 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption.||Amino acids needed for normal brain function.
Caution: Do not take phenylalanine if you are pregnant or nursing, or suffer from panic attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, or PKU.
|2-3 mg daily for adults, 1 mg or less daily for children, taken 2 hours or less before bedtime. If this is not effective, gradually increase the dosage until an effective level is reached.||Helpful if symptoms include insomnia.|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||As directed on label.||Increases alertness, mental calmness, the ability to concentrate, and energy.|
|Multivitamin and mineral complex||As directed on label.||All nutrients are needed in balance. Use a high-potency formula.|
|with vitamin A||15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.|
|and natural beta-carotene||25,000 IU daily.|
|RNA||200 mg daily.||To aid in repairing and building of new brain tissues.
Caution: Do not take this supplement if you have gout.
|and DNA||100 mg daily.|
|Vitamin D||400 IU daily.||Protects against muscle weakness and is involved in regulation of heartbeat.|
❑ Ginkgo biloba is a powerful free radical destroyer that protects the brain. It also improves brain function by increasing circulation to the brain. Take it in capsule or extract form as directed on the product label, three times daily.
Caution: Do not take ginkgo biloba if you have a bleeding disorder, or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure.