Interesting Study Reveals Possible Link Between Vitamin D and Autism

A recent study at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) investigated the effect that Vitamin D may have on social behavior associated with autism.  This research demonstrated that three hormones in the brain that affect social behavior: serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin are activated by the vitamin D hormone. In fact, researchers discovered that vitamin D has several vital roles and may be necessary for the production of serotonin in the brain. The results of this study further revealed that Vitamin D, tryptophan, and omega 3 fatty acids supplementation could potentially lift serotonin levels in the brain enough to relieve some of the symptoms without side effects.  Learn More

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