Can Vitamin B6 and Magnesium Cure Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Vitamin therapy for autism is one of the most popular complementary and alternative medicine treatments for ASD, and its proponents maintain that their autistic children have shown significant improvements in behavior because of it. Can children with autism spectrum disorder be cured with supplements of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and magnesium? Unfortunately, the short answer is no. The long answer is that vitamin therapy for autism is not a cure, but it may make life better for your autistic child and your family. Is there scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of vitamin therapy for autism? Studies purporting to show that supplementing the diets of children with autism spectrum disorder with vitamin B6 and magnesium can help behavioral problems have been around since the 1960s. Unfortunately, the results of the studies done so far have not been conclusive because the study showing the most promising results was not a double blind study. In other words, the people evaluating the chi