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Has anyone experimented with nutrition to help alleviate autistic challenges?

Discussion in 'Autism Science Discussions' started by Mary Anne, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Rexi

    Rexi owo uwu owo ProbablyNT Atheist Science=<3

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    How about Tryptophan? It's a precursor of the happiness hormone, melatonin, and niacin.

    'Although you can't supplement with serotonin itself, its precursor, the amino acid tryptophan, is readily available as a safe, well-proven supplement. Supplementation with tryptophan reduces irritability in older adults, in women with premenstrual syndrome, and in people with depression and anxiety.'

    'Most of these health benefits come from the potential increase of niacin and thus serotonin. The benefits from more serotonin include: promoting healthier and better quality sleep. relief from depression and anxiety.'

    All worst stuff many on the spectrum struggle with.

    Found in some foods and natural supplements with spirulin or bee pollen, royal jelly.
     
  2. Gracey

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    Turkey, salmon, nuts and seeds, cheese, eggs, spinach, bananas, oats,

    all sources of tryptophan,

    May need enough iron and some b vitamins in your system to encourage the synthesis of 5HT.

    I’ve recently read (somewhere) that simple carbs - pasta, breads etc stimulate the insulin required to help get the seretonin into the brain.
     
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  3. Rexi

    Rexi owo uwu owo ProbablyNT Atheist Science=<3

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    'Tyrosine: Benefits, Side Effects and Dosage. Tyrosine is a popular dietary supplement used to improve alertness, attention and focus. It produces important brain chemicals that help nerve cells communicate and may even regulate mood'

    What! I need this!