Methyl-B12 helps kids on the spectrum with executive function, speech and language, socialization and emotion regulation.
Vitamin B12 is utilized in almost all our cells in the body and has an important impact on our nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and some biochemical pathways. Dietary sources of it aren’t effective if your gut is not healthy. There are nasal sprays and sublingual tablets, but these are pulsatile in nature.
Dr. Neubrander has done extensive research on the effective of methyl-B12 injections for patients with autism. He has found and states: “The continuous supply of methyl-B12 that results from the slow leaching effect of subcutaneous injections produces afar greater response. The biochemistry implies that there is a transport disorder and/or a metabolic processing disorder that may be overcome if the system is fed in a steady-state and non-pulsatile fashion.”
B12 has the ability to activate the methionine/homocysteine biochemical pathway directly. It is this pathway that is responsible for the body’s entire sulfur-based detoxification system. It is also responsible for the formation of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), the universal methyl donor. It is this pathway that is responsible for the formation of homocysteine, the “crossroads” molecule that is responsible either to reform methionine and SAMe or create cysteine, taurine, and glutathione.
Glutathione is the body’s primary intracellular antioxidant and is responsible for many detoxification reactions, most notably those that involve the binding and removal of mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, tin, antimony, and many other lesser-known heavy metals that also bind to glutathione’s sulfur group.
So if this biochemical pathway is dysfunctional, detoxification becomes impaired. Toxins build up and wreak havoc on the neurological functioning of children.
Methyl-B12 is not toxic. Your body will eliminate excess through the urine. (which will be light pink in color). According to Dr. Neubrander, it is safe to administer to children as young as 6 mos. all the way up to 18 yrs of age.