Autistic Fatigue: How to Increase Energy

Many people over the age of 60 struggle with memory loss, brain fog, fatigue and mobility struggles. These symptoms are much rarer in children—with the exception of those who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

The Importance of Mitochondria Function

Children with autism may grapple with impaired thinking, fatigue, lack of energy, and memory problems. It is highly likely that mitochondria function issues due to high oxidative stress are at fault.

The reason for this can be a failure of mitochondria function due to high oxidative stress. The mitochondria is considered “the powerhouse of the cells.” It’s also where the food we eat is broken down by two processes: oxidative phosphorylation and the Krebs cycle.

The primary purpose of mitochondria is to transform the calories into a form where the energy they provide can be extracted and used throughout the body. In addition to the chemical processes involved in achieving this, it’s worth noting that the byproducts that ensue from mitochondria extraction include free radicals. These are ions that normally oxidize the cells and can lead to damage in excess.

If the body has a healthy metabolism, the enzymes will immediately neutralize these free radicals. To this end, normal functioning of the enzymes requires minerals such as manganese, copper, zinc, ascorbic acid, and selenium.

Autistic Fatigue: How to Increase Energy

Causes of High Oxidative Stress in Children

Issues involving mitochondrial function may lead to other complications in children. Signs and symptoms may range from slow metabolism to impeded brain function and also the inability to excrete toxic waste.

These complications are often associated with an overarching lack of energy and fatigue. As a result, a healthy metabolism—and sufficient mitochondrial function—is key. This is where preventing high oxidative stress comes in.

The causes of oxidative stress include:

  • Exposure to toxins such as detergents and pesticides.
  • Overexposure to radiation.
  • Chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Consumption of packaged foods that have a high trans fat content (thereby hindering fatty acid function, which is supposed to act as an antioxidant), as well as the consumption of foods with high sugar content and elevated glycemic values.
  • Consumption of unhygienic water.

These causes can be addressed in themselves to help repair the mitochondria.

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Repairing Mitochondrial Function After High Oxidative Stress

Doctors recommend consuming omega-3 fatty acids, along with other nutrients that make up the mitochondria’s membrane structure, to mitigate high oxidative stress.

This can also help in co-factor production, which is necessary for the Krebs cycle (and subsequently niacin, riboflavin, and methylcobalamin).

Additionally, the consumption of trace elements like manganese, copper, zinc, and selenium—and the antioxidant enzyme SOD, or superoxide dismutase—can work as a co-factor. Antioxidants like ubiquinol are also advised, as they help to produce ATP.


In summary, the symptoms of autism—including fatigue, lack of energy, difficulty thinking, and poor memory—are often due to unhealthy mitochondria function.

So, to ensure the proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, it is paramount that we supply the body with the nutrients it needs.

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