A Probiotic designed for Autism: Mindlinx from Biocare

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A Probiotic designed for Autism: Mindlinx from Biocare

I had a presentation from Biocare today about probiotics, and I must say I’m completely sold on a new product of their’s called Mindlinx. It is a probiotic designed specifically for autistic children and is a mix of their LAB4 strains of bacteria which have been extensively researched and proven to be effective, and Glutamine to help repair the intestinal-lining & as a ‘brain food’.

Bacteria make up 95% of the cells in our body, and we are just beginning to begin understand them and their role in illness and health. It is a fascinating subject called ‘Microbiome’…I have a feeling that in the years ahead researchers will find increasing evidence that thoughts, emotions, traumas impact these bacterial populations. Once again I’m reminded of one of my favourite subjects, Dr Bach’s Bowel Nosodes. So homeopathy could return an unbalanced gut biota to health by using a remedy that addresses the original emotional state OR it could return it to balance using a bowel nosode to directly influence the bacterial growth?

Probiotics are often really beneficial to autistic children, many (most?) of whom have a compromised gut and immune system. The GAPS diet recommends a daily dose for autistic children, and that’s good advice. However I’d argue that we also need to find and address the CAUSE of the gut dysbiosis, what caused the bad bacteria to proliferate in the first place?

Good probiotics (like Mindlinx) will often include prebiotics, these are used as food by the good bacteria to get them working effectively and increase their numbers. Interestingly, the sugars in mother’s milk feed the baby’s good bacteria, the sugars in formula milk feed the bad bacteria… what a crazy situation!

Update: Biocare also do Mindlinx in powder form which may be more suitable for younger children.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Biocare in any way, and will receive no commission of any kind from them.

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7 Responses to A Probiotic designed for Autism: Mindlinx from Biocare

  1. Julie Preston August 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    We have been using Mindlinx with our son John for about a month now. John is 6 years old and is non-verbal autistic. John has suffered from a great deal of GI distress for a long while, explosive diarrhea, constipation, etc. We have tried probiotics before but never with the results we’ve had with Mindlinx! He actually has normal, regular bowel movements now! Yes, sadly we spend a great deal of time in our household talking about poop! But since starting Mindlinx we are able to start potty training again, this time with success! Thank you for highlighting this product!
    Julie

    • Alan Freestone August 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      That’s fabulous to hear Julie.

      Kind regards

      Alan

  2. An adult who takes this September 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    This is good – not only for children – but for adults too. I have high-functioning autism, and have struggled with gastric and digestive problems, together with numerous allergies and intolerances. I started taking this as recommended to me by my nutritionist. Not only are my gastric/digestive issues less pronounced, I find I can concentrate more and feel more attentive. certainly would recommend from my experience.

    • Alan Freestone October 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      That is great to hear Josephine.

  3. Magda May 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Hi,

    Can mindlinx be taken by a breast feeding woman? Any information regarding it?

    • Alan Freestone May 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

      Yes, it’s perfectly fine to do this.

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