Probiotics for Autism

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND

HMF Neuro by Genestra is a unique probiotic preparation containing various strains and species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria to specifically assist with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

Research shows that autistic children have a significantly higher rate of gastrointestinal tract disorders. Chronic gut inflammation can increase intestinal permeability, which in turn results in the accumulation of toxins and undigested proteins in the lymph, circulatory and central nervous systems. Certain undigested proteins, such as those from foods containing gluten and casein, can be converted into opiod-like compounds call “exorphins”. These exorphins can enter the blood stream and create symptoms such as: drowsiness, mental confusion, nausea, and constipation. The exorphin compounds are found to be produced in excess in the intestine of children with autism.

The HMF Neuro probiotic contains Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus crispatus species of bacteria. All of these organisms have the capacity to break down these exorphin peptides, and keep them from entering circulation.

The addition of Fructo-oligosaccharide in the HMF products allows for maintenance of optimal microbial balance in the colon, while L-glutamine provides a layer of support for healing of the mucosal layer of the intestinal wall.

The HMF Neuro product helps to maintain the overall integrity of the intestinal tract and immune system in patients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, unspecified pervasive developmental disorders, and any other condition characterized by both gut and brain inflammation.

Resources:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/how-do-opioids-affect-brain-body

Genestra Professional Product Guide information booklet

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