How are candida toxins linked to liver dysfunctions?
There are nearly 70 toxins released in the body by live Candida. The number of toxins increases further when massive colonies of these organisms are destroyed.
Here are the 2 most harmful toxins released by candida:
Acetaldehyde is a metabolic by-product that is similar to carbon dioxide that we exhale during breathing. The high level of acetaldehyde released by candida could lead to inflammation and oxidative stress. It can cause damage to the DNA and increase the risk of cancer development.
The increased release of acetaldehyde in the body can create an effect equivalent to alcohol poisoning. Acetaldehyde toxicity is also associated with a high risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
This is another major toxin released by candida. It has the ability to suppress the immune system and destroy vital immune cells.
Gliotoxin can also destroy healthy hepatic cells, and impair the ability of the liver to deactivate toxins. The impairment of liver functions reduces the efficiency of the immune system further and promotes a higher degree of autoimmunity.
The release of gliotoxin can also increase the risk of autoimmune diseases affecting the nervous system and brain like multiple sclerosis.