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Efficacy of Methylcobalamin and Folinic Acid Treatment on Glutathione Redox Status in Children with Autism

Authored by James, SJ, Melnyk S., Fuchs G., Reid T., Jernigan S., Pavliv O., Hubanks A., and Gaylor DW in Am J Clin Nutr, Volume 89, Issue 1, p. 1-6, (2009).

Article summary (posted Aug 17, 2010):


Vitamin B12 and folic acid may help to normalize the metabolism of children with autism.

Around 74% of parents use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat their children with autism. The goal of this study was to show whether or not vitamin B12 and folic acid could improve markers in the blood of children with autism. The authors measured SAM:SAH and GSH:GSSG in the blood of 40 children aged 2 to 7 years who had autism. The children were given 75 µg/kg of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 2 times/week and 400 µg folinic acid 2 times/day for 3 months. The vitamins improved the blood results in the children, but did not bring the blood results to normal levels.


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