Can live cultures help with autism?
It has been documented that children and adults with autism often have more gastrointestinal problems, as well as a higher amount of Clostridia pathogens in the gut. For this reason people often enquire as to the potential benefits of probiotics for those on the autism spectrum.
As yet there is insufficient clinical research on the topic to substantiate a health claim. Follow this link for an in-depth article on probiotics and autism.
If those on the autism spectrum are seeking to support their general digestive health it may be worth recommending a well-researched probiotic containing high quality strains.
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