Compounding for Autism


Your compounding leader for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder(ASD) is diagnosed on the basis of behavioral parameters (social and communication skills), yet there are many underlying factors which can contribute to these symptoms. Therapies directed at these underlying factors may be helpful in decreasing symptoms of Autism. These therapies can help parents work with the children and understand how they can help. Detoxification, specific diets, methylcobalamin, as well as proper supplementation have shown huge improvements, especially when started earlier in age. At Heartland Apothecary we understand and care about the treatment your child receives. We work with families and individuals by providing affordable biomedical treatments.

Methyl B-12 – Also known as vitamin methyl-B12 helps support the methylation pathway, which is important for detoxification. This provides a methyl donor in which more glutathione can be made. Adults even benefit from methyl-B12. This is different that cyanocobalamin which most people are aware of.
Glutathione is one of the most important antioxidants in the body. It is useful for detoxification and neutralizing free radicals which can cause damage to the body. Its active form (GSH) is reduced in about 80 percent of autistic children. Oxidative stress, a suspected contributor in many disease processes like heart disease and cancer, also plays a role in autism. Free radicals can damage cells in the gastrointestinal tract, brain and immune system. We can provide injectable glutathione, transdermal glutathione, as well as suppositories with glutathione to increase those levels!
Some children with autism may suffer from heavy metal toxicity, and may potentially benefit from therapies which support detoxification or chelation of heavy metals. Oral DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) is approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning in children as young as one year of age. Make sure every health care provider is aware your child is going through chelation as organ function is extremely important.
Autistic children frequently have abnormalities in gut permeability, defects or deficiencies in intestinal enzymes, and/or abnormal intestinal flora. Yeast overgrowth can be prevented or treated by oral administration of Lactobacillus or other probiotics. If yeast becomes abundant oral anti-fungals will need to be prescribed. We can produce suspensions that are palatable, and avoid the sugar, gluten and casein used in suspension products. Most children with autism have a need for increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, and some amino acids. Some detoxification agents may remove essential minerals, creating a need for additional minerals. Vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are often needed in addition to a broad-spectrum vitamin/mineral supplement.
Most children with autism have a need for increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, and some amino acids. Some detoxification agents may remove essential minerals, creating a need for additional minerals. Vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and selenium are often needed in addition to a broad-spectrum vitamin/mineral supplement.

Custom formulas

  • Methyl B-12 (w/wo folinic)
  • Hydroxocobalamin
  • Glutathione Injectable/Transdermal
  • EDTA
  • DMSA
  • DMPS
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
  • Antifungals available