Because several deficiencies can exist in children with autism, extra supplementation with a well rounded multivitamin and mineral formula is recommended.
Dose: as directed
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) may be helpful in autism by reducing aggressiveness and self-stimulation, and improving social relatedness and speech.
Dose: 2-3 mg a day
Magnesium should be taken with Vitamin B6 for it to be most effective in treating autism.
Dose: 200-400 mg a day
Vitamin C has been used to reduce symptoms associated with ASD.
Dose: 500-2000 mg a day
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
It has been found omega-3 fatty acids are deficient in nearly 100 percent of ASD cases. Essential fatty acids, particularly the omega-3s, are also deficient in other neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia.
Dose: 2-6 grams a day
Dimethylglycine (DMG) is present in small amounts in foods, and has some antioxidant properties. Early feedback from parents promoted interest in DMG for autism.
Dose: 125 mg a day
Taurine deficiency is common in autistic children. Taurine is also a potent antioxidant, and has activity in the brain.
Dose: 1-2 grams a day