What are the ingredients in your shampoo? How about your soap, shaving cream, and toothpaste? If the words on their labels seem foreign, and contain synthetics, it may be time to make a change.

Parabens are synthetic preservatives commonly used in personal care and pharmaceutical products. They are also anti-androgens, meaning they disrupt the production and function of multiple hormones, including testosterone, an effect which is linked to increased risk of neurological problems, reproductive toxicity, and breast cancer. (1, 2)

With estrogen-like qualities, parabens can be detected in more than 90% of the bodies in the United States. And while individual products may contain amounts of parabens deemed safe by the FDA, cumulative exposure from several sources could be overloading our immune systems and contributing to a wide range of health problems. (2, 3)

How Can I Avoid Parabens?

Luckily, you can reduce your exposure to these potentially harmful synthetics. Parabens are usually easy to identify by name, such as: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben. Avoid these ingredients, or choose certified organic products, which by law cannot contain parabens. (3)

Products without parabens may have shorter expiration dates, so be sure to check before any long-term storage.

Making small, positive changes to your routine can help Andro400 work more efficiently, allowing you to fully experience the benefits of naturally boosting testosterone, such as improved mood, memory, and immune system, and more energy, strength, and stamina.

Sources:

1. Scheer, Roddy and Moss, Doug. “Should People Be Concerned about Parabens in Beauty Products?” Scientific American. 6 Oct 2014. 

2. Darbre, P. D., & Harvey, P. W. “Paraben esters: review of recent studies of endocrine toxicity, absorption, esterase, and discussion of possible health risks.” 2008 J Appl Toxicol, 28, 561–578.

3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Parabens.” 31 Oct 2007.

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