Supplements to Decrease Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde is formed by candida overgrowth/die off, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco/marijuana, exposure to fragrances, pesticides, fumes, and many other sources.  Acetaldehyde is well known to be carcinogenic and is correlated with many chronic illnesses.  Our bodies have an enzyme, called  aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) that is able to break down acetaldehyde and flush it out. However,  our bodies can become overburdened with acetaldehyde and our ALDH can not keep up with detoxifying it fast enough. It can be stored in muscles and joints causing aches, pains, stiffness, and putting you at higher risk for many serious illnesses. 

There are some supplements which help to break down acetaldehyde and help to increase the availability and function of ALDH. These supplements are highly recommended if you have had a lot of exposure to sources acetaldehydes, if you have had problems with candida, or drink alcohol frequently, or smoke tobacco or marijuana, or have sensitivities to fragrances. Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult your health care professional.

Supplements to Support ALDH

Molybdenum 1000mcg

Molybdenum 1000mcg

This is a high dose, very absorbable form Molybdenum, which helps to break down acetaldehyde. "Molybdenum is a cofactor in three important enzymatic reactions – xanthine oxidase/dehydrogenase, aldehyde oxidase, and sulfite oxidase. The first two enzymatic reactions play a role in the liver's detoxification of environmental toxins, certain drugs, estradiol, and progesterone. Because molybdenum – as an essential cofactor for sulfite oxidase – enhances sulfite metabolism,"  

Molybdenum 150mcg

Molybdenum 150mcg

This is a low dose Molybdenum, which may be a a better choice for people with chronic illnesses or sensitivities to supplements. 

  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Supports Enzyme Production
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Kosher
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"Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral. The body uses it to produce enzymes used in alcohol and sulfite detoxification."



Pantethine for acetaldehyde detox

Pantethine is clinically proven to improve ALDH function. "Pantethine is a derivative of vitamin B5. Pantethine supports lipid metabolism by its ability to raise levels of CoA, a cofactor involved in several metabolic pathways including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. CoA combines with acetyl groups to form Acetyl CoA, a participant in energy production."  


"For optimized selenium support, one should supplement with all three forms of selenium.

Super Selenium Complex delivers sodium selenite, L-selenomethionine, and selenium-methyl L-selenocysteine. Super Selenium Complex also contains a small amount of vitamin E because it has been shown to work synergistically with selenium."


B-Complex to support ALDH

B vitamins are important to support ALDH function. Sublingual B-complex improves absorption. "As everyone knows, a good diet contributes to optimal health. The B-Complex is made up of vitamins that work together to perform various functions in the body. Each vitamin works with your body to promote nervous system health and support energy metabolism."