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A new review has analyzed the potential of the polyphenol Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) to address microbial dysbiosis in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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The human digestive system contains trillions of bacteria, the majority of which are beneficial. Collectively known as the ‘gut microbiome’ or ‘gut flora,’ they are essential for a number of physiological functions that help keep us healthy. With many autistic children having gastrointestinal problems, research points to a possible link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and problems with the gut microbiota.

Studies show that science-based micronutrient approaches can be helpful in preventing and controlling autism. Mothers who take multivitamins during early pregnancy may have a reduced risk of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, for example. Conversely, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of the condition occurring in offspring.

Zinc deficiency in childhood is also associated with the development of autism, while omega-3 fatty acid supplements have been shown to improve Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms in toddlers who were born very preterm (more than 11 weeks early).

To learn more about the natural prevention and management of Autism Spectrum Disorder, see this page on our website.