Why drink Mycotoxin-Free Coffee?
With all the toxins in the modern world, the last thing you need is to be drinking them.
Click here for a more detailed article about mycotoxins in coffee.
What are Mycotoxins?
Mold can grow on almost any surface, including things like bread, fruits, vegetables and even coffee beans. When mold starts to grow on coffee beans it produces mycotoxins.
Mold and other fungi can produce these toxic chemicals as a result of their metabolism. Mycotoxins can have adverse effects on human health, such as immune system suppression, and neurological symptoms. They also play a role in health problems such as cancer, heart disease, depression, and diabetes.
Roasting the beans kills all the living mold cells and greatly reduces the amount of mycotoxins remaining. However, significant amounts of these toxins remain behind.
Types of Mycotoxins
Common types of mycotoxins found in coffee are:
- Aflatoxin: This is a type of carcinogenic toxin that can cause liver cancer. It is produced by Aspergillus flavus molds that grow on grains such as corn or peanuts.
- Ochratoxin A: This is an organic compound that has been linked to kidney damage and leukemia. It has been found to be present in green and roasted coffee
- Trichothecene (T-2): is a potent inhibitor of protein synthesis and are classified as class 2B carcinogen and has even been used as a biological weapon.
Mycotoxins are all around us, and your body is able to tolerate a certain amount of exposure. Everyone's body is different and reacts differently, so it’s hard to say what side effects you could have, and it depends on the dose.
I personally would get heart-racing which felt like I was having a panic attack.
Many people experience jitters, heart racing, anxiety, panic attacks and other symptoms when they drink coffee with mycotoxins too often, or have too much at once.
Mold free coffee is important for your health and there is one way to ensure that you don't ingest mold mycotoxins with your morning cup of joe… 3rd party lab tested coffee. Pick up some Edge pure health coffee today!
P.S. When storing your coffee at home, keep it in a cool and dry place.