As summer draws to a close and autumn is just around the corner, you might expect to see information about the importance of Vitamin D to prevent seasonal affective disorder, but did you know that Vitamin D does so much more?
With the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders increasing, you might be interested to know that Vitamin D supplementation in kids diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has shown benefits in improving interpersonal relationships, regulating emotional response, listening, and adapting to change (Khaled Saad et al., 2018). One reason that researchers think this happens is because Vitamin D mimics antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications like fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine and others (Sabir et al., 2018).
Taking Vitamin D is generally safe for kids, however medical providers recommend that before starting a Vitamin D supplement in kids, a serum (blood) Vitamin D level is checked, called 25-OHD, or 25-hydroxy vitamin D.
If you think your child might benefit from Vitamin D supplementation to reduce symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, contact Wildflower Holistic Psychiatry to make an appointment today. Contact us as 234.208.5772, WildflowerHolistic.com, or WildflowerHolistic@gmail.com
Read the research here:
Khaled Saad et al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jcpp.12652