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Oxidative Stress and Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins can cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an intracellular imbalance that occurs in chronic disease where reactive oxygen species are not readily removed and detoxified into more inert compounds in the body. This results in cellular dysfunction leading to disease. The production of free radicals and peroxides are chemicals that cause intracellular organelle damage and prevent normal cellular function. Mycotoxin exposure significantly increases oxidative stress and therefore reduces glutathione. When glutathione is low, disease ensues.

However, glutathione can be replenished by an oral paste or liquid very effectively. When glutathione levels return to normal, proper cellular function ensues and often disease-causing symptoms diminish substantially. For more details please ask Dr. Marra for more details on how mycotoxins can cause oxidative stress in your next appointment.