Vitamin B-12 is a water soluble vitamin which is important in the proper function of the nervous system and important in proper carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
Vitamin B-12 is found in most meat products and certain algae such as seaweed. Good sources include meat, salmon, cod, milk, cheese, eggs, yeast extract, and some fortified breakfast cereals.
Some people believe that taking supplements of vitamin B-12, or injecting or inhaling different forms of vitamin B12 (such as methyl-B12), can help to alleviate some of the defects in the transmethylation system. They also believe that this can help to reduce some or all of the symptoms of autism.
We are currently reviewing the research evidence on the use of vitamin B12 for people with autism.
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Last Updated : 27/03/2013 Back to Top