First of all we should understand what is probiotic ?
Probiotics are defined as “Live microorganism which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host.”
Autism is characterized by a collection of neurobehavioral, neurological, gastrointestinal & immunological dysfunction that includes a loss of eye contact, deficiencies in socialization & communication, abnormal theory of mind function, language dysfunction, restrictive, repetitive & stereotypical behaviours, food allergies, constipation, yeast infection and other behavioural & medical conditions.
ASD is complicated condition that may require an integrative protocol involving many factors including behavioural & social therapy, dietary supplements, and nutritional alternative biomedical therapies.
Daily probiotics usage is recommended & dosage varies from person to person. Dosage depends on the age of the child, extent of intestinal flora imbalances due to candida and other pathogenic bacteria and the response of each child to it. They process the ability to transiently colonize the GI tract, increase the concentration of beneficial microbes & thereby create a balance in the gut micro biota to the ultimate benefit of the host in a natural and safe way.
To conclude it is important to understand the causes of autism and take steps to prevent or reduce the risk from its happening. While probiotics will not cure autism, after the fact modification of gut function using proper probiotic dosages can improve symptoms to various extents, depending how severe the brain is affected.