When you think of histamines, the first thing that comes to mind is probably allergies. But histamines play many other roles in our bodies.
The processes occurring within our bodies are interconnected. When the level of one substance is off there is often a trickle down effect on other substances and body processes. One of the most important connections in our body is the relationship between lithium and vitamin B12.
Lithium is an important mineral found naturally in the earth and in certain foods. This mineral is important for optimal brain function, as well as mood and behavior regulation. It’s not uncommon for autistic children to also struggle with mood issues like anxiety or depression and supplemental lithium can make a noticeable difference for these challenges.
Autistic children, like everyone else, need prebiotics in their diets to achieve a balanced and healthy gut microbiome. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber which means it has to be in your child’s gut to feed the probiotics.
Inositol, not to be confused with inulin or insulin, is a supplement found in some foods (like cantaloupe) that aids in the important task of promoting communication between cells. Inositol plays an essential role in the health of our neurotransmitters and growth hormones and it has a lot of different applications for autistic kids.