What if you could reduce the risk of autism occurrence in your child, or reduce your chances of schizophrenia… naturally?
There are several things you can do to decrease the risk of autism:
When looking at levels of various types of B12 in the brains across age ranges, the study found total vitamin B12 was found to be significantly lower in older subjects (>60 years of age) reflecting a 10-fold decline in Methyl-B12 (methylcobalamin [MeCbl]) levels from younger subjects. Additionally, a greater than 3-fold decrease in MeCbl and adenosylcobalamin (AdoCbl) levels were found in both autistic and schizophrenic subjects compared to their age-matched controls.
Methyl-B12 is vital for the folate-dependent enzyme methionine synthase (MS) in brain development and function. At least 40 percent of the population has a genetic SNP (Single Nuceotide Polymorphism) – call it a genetic glitch – that makes it difficult to convert the regular B-vitamin folate to methyl-folate. The combined need for both methyl-B12 and methyl-folate, in conjunction with the findings of this study, may suggest that supplementation with both, before pregnancy and perhaps throughout life – given the natural deterioration of our brain levels of these key nutrients – is worth considering.
Personally, for my brain and nerve health, I take one capsule of MTHFR Brain and Detox twice a day and will for the rest of my life. This product not only provides high doses of the methyl-folate and methyl-B12, but other important B vitamins, like N-Acetylcysteine, to boost your ability to make glutathione (antioxidant) to remove toxins from the body and it also contains carnitine (amino acid) to give your cells energy. I round out my supplementation with the 10,000 IU vitamin D with K2, that I take every other day and the unique anti-inflammatory product, Omegagenics SPM active (Omega-3 Fatty Acids). You’ll find these and other quality products on my DrPaulApproved website and my Metagenics website.
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Dr. Paul Thomas
Dr. Paul Thomas is an award-winning Dartmouth-trained pediatrician with nearly 30 years of experience in pediatrics. In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, he is an expert on addiction and board certified in Addiction Medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, serves some 11,000 children in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine 2016).
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