I take Calvin's supplementation very seriously. It is something I can control and help him with. Studies are showing that proper nutrition can have a significant correlation to neurological development of people with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome develop symptoms much like that of Alzheimer's.
I would like to get this book: Down Syndrome and Vitamin Therapy by Kent Macleod. I think that might help us understand more about supplements and Down syndrome. We are using NuTriVene D, Longvida Curcumin, Nordic Natural's Baby DHA(with Vit D3), and Recolonize 1 probiotic which is high in Saccharomyces. Saccharomyces has shown to have positive results for yeast and fungal issues, such as thrush. Calvin has struggled with thrush. Recolonize is a product of Neuroscience, Inc...where Joe has worked for 11 years.
Another product Calvin takes is choline. Here is just one article addressing the connection between choline and Down syndrome.
I consider my supplements to be extremely important for Calvin, as I did with all the boys. It started before pregnancy, during, and then continued with nursing. Every day I take in Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate, green tea extract, ground flax seed, omega fish oils, NanoGreens, prenatal multi vitamin, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and vitamin E.
There are many supplements that can be given. If it seems overwhelming, I think of it this way: high antioxidants!! There are many forms of antioxidants; and they are important for all of us. Did you know, Quercetin, an antioxidant, is also used as an antihistamine...allergies anyone?
I take all the supplements and when Calvin is on solids he will get some of them directly. I will edit this post and add more as I continue researching. I imagine this area will grow and change significantly over the next decade.