Autism Spectrum Disorder & Gut Microbiota - Probiotics

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Gut Microbiota

Source: International Probiotics Association

A complex neurodevelopmental condition, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is rising globally, indicating an urgent need to understand its causes. Decades of research have identified genetics and environmental factors as contributors. Whereas the definitive causes of ASD are unclear, genetic anomalies, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, and infections are strongly implicated.

More recently, evidence links gut microbial dysbiosis to ASD, with crucial functions like brain development, psychological balance, and gut health potentially impacted.

This blog will explore the association and explore the possibilities for gut microbiota modification through probiotic and prebiotic use in improving outcomes.

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Gut Microbiota