The naturally occurring substance, sulforaphane, has a powerful and clinically significant effect on autistic behavior. Iloccore-B, at a therapeutically significant dose, has a positive impact on several pathways that affect children with autism. And it only cost about 5 cents per day!
There is a 20 week randomized placebo controlled trial investigating the effects of sulforaphane on autistic behavior. The children in the treatment group showed significant improvement in Autism Behavior Checklist and Social Responsiveness Scale.
The sulforaphane group had a significant improvement in all measured areas. The effect was not permanent and the participants symptoms returned.
OK, it is not a drug. Look at the word backwards. Yes, broccoli (specifically broccoli sprouts).
It is only beneficial from a wholefood source. Supplements do not seem to produce a noticeable effect.
There is no known cure for autism. However, broccoli sprouts are just one of many interventions that can potentially help people living with autism. Broccoli (in the right amount and prepared properly) is only one potential tool.
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Singh K, Connors SL, Macklin EA, Smith KD, Fahey JW, Talalay P, Zimmerman AW. Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 28;111(43):15550-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416940111. Epub 2014 Oct 13. PMID: 25313065; PMCID: PMC4217462.