Dietary supplements are vitamins, minerals, herbs and other substances meant to improve diet. They can come as pills, capsules, powders and liquids.
Some people believe that individuals with autism don't have enough of the right nutrients in their bodies, or that their bodies are poor at making use of the nutrients available to them.
These people believe that these nutritional deficiencies may be the cause of some of the symptoms of autism, such as impaired communication and social difficulties, and that these problems can be overcome by taking one or more dietary supplements.
Because dietary supplements for poeple with autism constitute such a wide group of interventions it is not possible to provide a ranking for the group as a whole.
For this reason we recommend that you see the entry for each supplement for an opinion and ranking of that intervention.
Please read our Disclaimer on Autism Interventions