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You are a very smart guy who encourage me to share with you all my reading.
Time ago, I read an article that explains how mannan ( a protein from the yeast cell wall ) influences the immune system. Curiously, mannan itself is an immune stimuli but when it reaches serum (the blood in this case) it mixes with copper creating an immune complex that has immune suppression mechanisms. I also read that mannan catabolization ( elimination ) is very slow.
Could be this the cause why many candida sufferers relapse after a yeast elimination program ??
If you release the treatment and there is still Th1 suppression caused by the presence of mannan, the overgrowth may return or the yeast reinoculate easily without a proper immune response ??
I really don’t know why the immune system isn’t able to hold the yeast controlled. The underlying hidden cause still persist ??
It is the copper/mannan complex what severely affects Th1. DMPS and DMSA chelate copper. Most people who takes these chelators to chelate mercury thinking it is the cause of their yeast overgrowth are able to recover after some time. What is the real reason here mercury elimination or copper/mannan complex elimination. DMSA and DMPS chelate copper and may accelerate the complex catabolization and Th1 recovers ??