Glutathione plays many protective roles in the body (continued):
Here are a few more important points to remember:
Acetaldehyde comes from ethanol and is responsible for the feeling of a hangover after drinking.
It also is found in exhaust fumes from cars and in cigarette smoke. It is normally present in the body at small levels and easily converted to acetate to be used in cellular energy production. If there is too much acetaldehyde (for example, from candida overgrowth or die-off) and/or a nutritional deficiency, toxicity develops.
If you have adequate amounts of glutamine, selenium, B3 (niacin), folic acid, B6, B12, iron, and the trace element molybdenum, acetaldehydes continue to be metabolized into acetate, which can be excreted or converted further into acetyl coenzyme A. If these nutrients are in poor supply, acetaldehydes begin collecting in the body's tissues.
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