A Biomedical Autism Intervention Specialist Doctor, Explains:
Methylcobolamin, aka. Methyl-B12 as a vitamin is a very important treatment for individuals - children, teenagers and adults - on the autism-spectrum. It is also useful for individuals with other issues as well including attention deficit, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sensory processing and speech/language problems. Why is it so important, and why should you be using it as a supportive treatment? Because Methyl-B12 is known to significantly help with higher cognitive function such as speech and language development, focusing and attention, improved environmental awareness, and more willingness to engage socially.
How does Methyl-B12 do this, and why should it be considered as an essential therapy for all individuals on the autism-spectrum? The bottom line is that it works well for many individuals.
Methyl-B12 supports an important biochemical system in our body called methylation. Methylation chemistry is critical for a variety of essential physiological effects including proper sequencing and production of brain chemistry such as dopamine and serotonin which are necessary for motor coordination, mood and focusing. Methylation supports healthy brain cell function by augmenting the production of glutathione which is necessary to protect the cells against toxins, i.e. heavy metals, chemicals. This process of glutathione production helps our body get rid of toxins. It also supports normal immune function and helps protect the brain against oxidative stress which causes tissue damage.
Methylation supports healthy cells throughout the body and brain to increase their communication capabilities. This is particular important in the brain where cell to cell communication is critical for proper brain function. Methylation also supports the integrity of our DNA which is crucial for our overall health and survival. Without methyation and the physiological support of Methyl-B12 our ability to function from a cognitive and speech/language standpoint would be greatly compromised.
Individuals on the autism-spectrum almost universally have a biochemical imbalance in their methylation chemistry which Methyl-B12 helps to support. The problem is many are not accessing their own body's stores of Methyl-B12 or the pathways that supports Methyl-B12 function are damaged and not working correctly. Hence the use of Methyl-B12 as a supplemental therapy (subcutaneous injection being the most ideal) is critical to help get individuals on the autism-spectrum back on track to improve their overall cognitive abilities, and for some on the road to eventual recovery.
Methyl-B12 has been called a wonder drug by many parents of children with autism. But is it right for YOUR child? There are a number of different types of Methyl-B12 to consider - some work well in treating autism, some don't. How do you know what is the right type to try? How do you give it, and how much do you give? These questions and more are answered in Dr. Woeller's new ebook, "The Amazing Benefits of Methyl B-12 for autism," available here: http://www.MethylB12ForAutism.com
Dr. Kurt Woeller is an autism biomedical specialist, with a private practice in Southern California for over 11 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Watch a video of a parent talking about her son's recovery from autism using Methyl-B12 and other biomedical autism intervention therapies at http://www.MethylB12ForAutism.com