Treatment with amino-acids has a significant effect on children with Down's syndrome in all cases. In particular if amino-acid treatment is commenced at a young age, the treatment helps improve and accelerate the development of the child with Down's syndrome, improve cognitive functions of the brain and social adaptation.
Children who use amino-acids develop better physically and do not have significant retardation of growth, which is characteristic for this syndrome.
Upon the use of amino-acids, muscle tone and balance improves, children's motor skills develop faster and better.
Improvement of muscle tone in the face and tongue leads to children ceasing to stick their tongue out of their mouth, the entire facial expression changes and thus also the typical appearance of the child with Down's syndrome.
Another factor that is very important in the development of a child with Down's syndrome is speech development. Children using amino-acids have fewer problems with speech development. All our children who have used amino-acids since the first year of life are able to speak entirely grammatically correctly and comprehensibly. Speech therapists who have children with Down's syndrome in their care are very surprised at the improvement in speech and how the children speak. Even if amino-acids are administered to children from a later age, from seven, ten or seventeen years, an improvement in the quality of speech takes place. Dysarthria improves, and the speech of these children is understood not only by their parents, but other people also begin to understand them.
One of the main problems with Down's syndrome – disorder of abstract and logical thinking – is significantly manifested at the beginning of school education. Abstract and logical thinking can be improved with the help of amino-acid preparations. The majority of our patients who started using amino-acids in early childhood attend regular primary and secondary schools, have various interests and hobbies, attend various leisure interest or sports clubs. Even in those who have begun using amino-acids only at school age, results at school improve, which is recorded by teachers and care workers for children with Down's syndrome.
Amino-acid preparations also influence other problems of children with Down's syndrome – attention disorder and perception deficit. Children show better concentration at home and at school, and psychologists and speech therapists also appreciate the improvement in attention, which helps them to work better with the child.
Children with Down's syndrome therefore have an optimistic prognosis in their speech, intellectual and physical development upon treatment with amino-acid preparations.
Use of amino-acid preparations for Down's syndrome makes sense at any age. The basis is the fact that there is a higher risk of epilepsy in patients with Down's syndrome, and from the age of thirty years also a higher risk of early development of Alzheimer's disease. As a result, application of amino-acid preparations makes sense also for older children and adults, whether as therapy or as prevention.
Treatment with amino-acids can also help patients with other genetic syndromes, such as for example:
Fragile X syndrome
In the case of genetic disorders which result in an impairment of psycho-neurological functions, amino-acid preparations can be effective. With regard to the fact that the central nervous system retains a large degree of plasticity and the possibility of compensation and adaptation, and the neurones themselves also have the capacity for regeneration, it is possible to influence the central nervous system with amino-acids. The result of application of amino-acid preparations to children with disorders of psycho-neurological functions is an improvement in various areas. Children begin to understand their parents' speech, eat unaided, adequately perceive and understand their surroundings. Children frequently become socially adapted.