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Behavioral and educational therapies continue to serve on the front lines of autism treatment. But mounting evidence shows that nutritional changes, including the removal of common problem foods, can benefit many autistic children, as well as those with other conditions that affect behavior and learning, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Vitamin C reduces harmful oxidants in the body and helps even out levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter commonly out of balance in children with autism and ADHD. Vitamin E boosts immunity and prevents oxidation of EFAs, which benefit neurological function.
Daily recommended dose: vitamin C, 250-2,000 mg; vitamin E, 100-400 IU