Aldehydes: More destructive than free radicals
ALDH2 deficiency is caused unavoidably by natural ageing and genetic disorder – especially in Asia where a phenomenon called the Alcohol Flush Reaction is popularly experienced. Eventually, toxic aldehydes are accumulated in our body and become a trigger for various diseases including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.
The problem with ALDH2 deficiency in people is that they have significantly higher risk of cancer, liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease and more. To effectively breakdown acetaldehyde, ALDH2 must be readily provided into their body.