Gut Fungal and Autism

A reader passed me a link to an article published on May 23, 2020 which was very interesting.

Dysbiosis of Gut Fungal Microbiota in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, J Autism Dev Disorders , 2020 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04543-y. 

” Among the 507 genera identified, Saccharomyces and Aspergillus showed significant differences between ASD (59.07%) and Control (40.36%), indicating that they may be involved in the abnormal gut fungal community structure of ASD. When analyzed at the species level, a decreased abundance in Aspergillus versicolor was observed while Saccharomyces cerevisiae was increased in children with ASD relative to controls. “

The implication are simple:

  • Do not supplement with any Saccharomyces probiotics. Check carefully any probiotics that you use to insure there is none

I have been in recent discussion with a Ph.D. researching aspergillus oryzae because it frees up a lot of nutrients in food. There are over 3000 studies citing aspergillus, for example:

Production of GABA-enriched idli with ACE inhibitory and antioxidant properties using Aspergillus oryzae: the antihypertensive effects in spontaneously hypertensive rats.

A combination of acid lactase from Aspergillus oryzae and yogurt bacteria improves lactose digestion in lactose maldigesters synergistically: A randomized, controlled, double-blind cross-over trial.

Bottom Line

This is based on a report of a distinctive shift. Conceptually, Wakamoto would complete with Saccharomyces, reducing their numbers and altering the microbiome. There are no clinical studies done. Wakamoto is deemed safe and has been in use for a very long time in Japan.

Strong Wakamoto 1000 Tablets
This is available on Amazon US,Canada and Japan

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