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Men – Is Your Shampoo Causing Low Testosterone?

Posted by: Diana on: 2012-03-04 01:36:50

Hidden deep within all those words you can’t pronounce on the ingredients label of your shampoo bottle is a host of chemicals known as “xenoestrogens”. These are synthetic forms of the female hormone estrogen but, unlike natural estrogen, these chemical-based “mutant estrogens” are very difficult for your body to dispose of. Instead, they’re trapped away in your fat cells and disrupt the natural balance of male hormones, literally transforming men into women (no kidding!). The results can be symptoms like increased body fat (especially in the chest area, commonly known as gynocomastia or “man boobs”), lower sex drive, loss of muscle tissue, and even sexual problems like erectile dysfunction (E.D.). So what can you do about it? Step 1: Avoid These Shampoo Ingredients Pull out your shampoo bottle and look for these common testosterone-destroying ingredients: Parabens – Parabens are in 90% of all personal care products and are used as a preservative to increase the shelf life of shampoos and conditioners. Studies have shown a direct link between paraben exposure and low-testosterone (and even breast cancer). Get rid of any shampoo with an ingredient that ends in “–paraben” (such as methylparaben, butylparaben, and so on). Sulfates – You’ll find that most shampoos contain an ingredient such as “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate” and “Sodium Laureth Sulfate”. These are responsible for that thick lather of foam you’re programmed to believe is res



 

   
 

 
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