We’re often told that our autistic kids need things like occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and ABA. Many of these interventions are necessary, but why wouldn’t you do the best you could to make the most progress in the shortest amount of time?
Providing Mitochondrial Support Can Speed Your Child’s Progress in Physical Therapy
Mitochondrial dysfunction is not uncommon in autistic children. As our body’s main energy producers, mitochondria supply energy and information to our muscles and brains.
Low muscle tone and delays in gross motor milestones like sitting, crawling, and walking are all early indicators that your child may need physical therapy and they may benefit from mitochondrial support.
In order for mitochondria to perform well our bodies need a few key nutrients:
If you’re new to supplementation, or even if you’re a veteran, that can seem like a lot. You can introduce each supplement individually to see what your child can tolerate, but one of my favorite ways to support mitochondria production is to give what’s known as a mitochondrial cocktail.
My favorite kid friendly formulas are:
- MitoCORE by Orthomolecular: This is a protein drink plus mitochondrial cocktail.
- MitoVive by Metagenics: This is a powdered orange flavor supplement. You can mix it into drinks or even make popsicles or Jell-O out of it.
If you’re curious about whether or not your child needs mitochondrial supplements I’d recommend giving them a try.
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