What is Autism and Can Natural Supplements Help?
Did you know that some natural supplements that slow the signs of aging might also help children and adults who have autism? Glutathione, omega-3 fatty acids, L-carnitine, and vitamin D3 all show potential in helping manage some of the symptoms associated with this condition.
WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism is a general term for a group of complex neurodevelopmental conditions that affect behavior, communication, and social skills. This difference in development often affects how children and adults understand and relate to others.
Autism is a spectrum disorder because people can experience a wide range in the type and severity of symptoms. It occurs across all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism is more common in boys with a male-female ratio of 4-1.
Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is generally considered a developmental disorder as symptoms usually surface before children reach the age of 3.
In 2020, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S experience autism. And, in the UK, according to the National Autistic Society, there are over 700,000 adults and children who experience autism. As a matter of fact, a new report on the prevalence of autism in schools indicated a sharp increase over a 9 year period.