Acetaldehyde poisoning and the cognitive and mood symptoms of Candida

Discussion started by Maff 6 years ago

Hi guys,

 

An article from MCS America this week included the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for acetaldehyde and I thought some of the information contained would be of interest to those affected by Candida-related illness/intestinal yeast overgrowth and who suffer from depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, restlessless...and the rest. Here are a few key quotes from the MSDS:

 

"It [acetaldehyde] may affect behavior/central nervous system and cause central nervous system depression."

 

"Symptoms of chronic acetaldehyde exposure may resemble those of chronic alcoholism. Acetaldehyde is the a metabolite of ethanol in humans and has been implicated as the active agent damaging the liver in ethanol-induced liver disease."

 

Now I know that Candida/yeast-derived chronic acetaldehyde poisoning has caused significant damage and/or dysfunction to both my central nervous system and liver...but finding a doctor who will acknowledge this and not stop working with me until a solution is found has so far proved impossible - even if I could afford the fees. Hard to work when chronically poisoned by a toxin like acealdehyde!

 

Anyway, this article provides a few tips on how to mitigate the toxic effects of acetaldehyde using specific nutrients, namely pantethine (bioactive vitamin B5) and molybdenum (trace mineral): The Candida/Aldehyde Detox Pathway and the Molybdenum Connection

 

N.B. Candida/yeast ferment carbohydrates to form ethanol (drinking alcohol). This is converted by the body into acetaldehyde, an even more toxic chemical responsible for the symptoms of alcoholic hangovers, before eventually being broken down into non-toxic acetic acid. Overgrowth of Candida/yeast may lead to a build up of the highly toxic acetaldehyde as the body struggles to constantly detoxify it.

 

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Pat
Pat
I have tried so many things with limited to no results I don't even have a log of what worked or didn't work, but it was clear that when I focused on the damaged Blood Brain Barrier with emphasis on flavonoids from high quality phosphorylated B vitamins and the Vitamin C family that things including sensitivity to EMF improved over time.
6 years ago
Maff
Maff
I've tried liquid molybdenum by Biocare (a high quality UK brand). It is chelated to ascorbic acid for high absorption. Unfotunately I didn't see any benefit from it but I do believe the theory is sound and others could see relief using both molybdenum and pentethine - it seems you may may be an example!

The problem is that there are other factors that determine our ability to detoxify alcohols and aldehydes. The alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes require the electron donor NAD which gets converted to NADH (I think this is correct if memory serves me). This can be problematic as NAD can get used up rapidly as it is also involved in ATP (energy) production in the Kreb's cycle and electron transport chain. Because of its reactivity you can't supplement NAD so molybdenum and panthethine are the best options at present.
6 years ago
TheStache
TheStache
Maff - have you tried Molybdenum liquid as of yet? When I was experiencing what I strongly believe to be effects of acetaldehyde (cognitive problems, vision problems, &tc.) I found that the Nutricology Liquid Molybdenum was a big relief, especially with the feelings of disorientation, dizziness, and brain fog.
6 years ago

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