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Is the Lack of Carnitine a Root Cause of Autism?

Although autism likely has more than a singular cause, it is possible that one nutrient deficiency or imbalance can have a significant impact on its development. Recent evidence suggests that carnitine – a relatively under-recognized nutrient among the general public – plays a bigger role in autism than previously thought. Carnitine’s main function is to transport fatty acids into the cellular powerhouse (mitochondria) for energy. Low carnitine status (common in autism) can impair the abilit... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, December 4, 2017