Cholesterol lowering drugs are in fact anti-fungal-:|:-EXTERNAL

This might surprise you:  Recent medical discoveries have indicated that cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) are in fact anti-fungal. Tests had been done on certain species of the Candida family of fungi and their count are greatly reduced in the presence of statins.

What does this tell you?   The effect of statins on cholesterol and the effect of statins on Candida must have a commonality.  If you know that the cell walls of Candida is of a sterol nature (ergosterol), statins will have an effect on Candida too.  Mycoalkonics takes up the suspicion that a major portion of the so-called ‘blood-cholesterol’ is actually Candida in a stealth form (disguised as cholesterol).

Excerpts of relevant reports:

Among patients with Type-2 DM [Diabetes Mellitus] who underwent gastrointestinal surgery, use of statins correlated with a decreased incidence of cultures positive for Candida species.   MORE
The widespread use of statins in the human population and their differential effects on fungal species may suggest that statins could alter the normal pattern of fungal colonization. Furthermore, if statin treatments led to lower ergosterol levels in fungi carried by a statin-treated individual, would this lead to altered sensitivity to the many antifungal drugs (e.g. amphotericin, fluconazole) that target ergosterol or its production?   MORE

Of course, the skepticism and denial on the correlation between cholesterol and Candida population will go on unabated. More research may be moving in this direction, and to wait for a 100% confirmation to the correlation between pathogenic fungi and cholesterol levels is definitely not a wise decision at all.

Though this is another potentially solid proof of what many health experts have been saying that high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream is part of the body immune response to contain internal pathogenic fungus, Mycoalkonics is of the opinion that commercial drugs to fight fungus might, sooner or later, meet with the natural fate: Reduced effectiveness due to the supreme adaptability of Candida family of fungi.  So far, Candida has shown remarkable durability against complex drugs to kill them.

Most commercial drugs to eliminate microbes act on the pathway of destroying the cell-wall of the microbes and/or prevent the synthesis of the cell-wall.   Statins may interfere with the utilization of the sterol components which fungi uses to build its cell-wall.   However, bear in mind that there are cell-wall deficient forms of fungi and this differentiated forms of the same fungi family will escape the statin’s action.  Furthermore, commercial drugs pose the burden of side-effects.

Mycoalkonics advises you to go ahead with steps to contain pathogenic fungi using proven natural alkalization methods. Containing pathogenic fungi will definitely reduce blood-cholesterol and blood-sugar.

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While the FDA has deemed statins to be safe to use for their intended purpose, no drug is totally without side effects in susceptible individuals. As the use of statin drugs continues to increase and people have been taking statins for a prolonged period that is significantly longer than the time period required for testing drugs, the side-effects of statins affects more people than ever before.   MORE