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Hormone Disruptors: Everyday Poisons in Skin Care Products

thumbSeptember 21, 2016
By: Molly W.
Nutritionist B.S., M.S., Superfood lover, Sunfoodie

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Hormone Disruptors
Everyday Poisons in Skin Care Prodcuts

Hormones are delicate, they are easy to unbalance and disrupting them leads to major problems and concerns.

It’s a big issue for women, and the frightening part is how many products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Products marketed specifically towards women to make us more youthful, beautiful, and all of the other promises, are loaded with these dangerous substances.

And the crazy part is that there’s no need for these chemicals!

I don’t want to toot our own horn too much, but that’s entirely why we developed our plant-based & superfood beauty products last year. YoungProtect, Gone, and Lips, along with our plant-based Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash.

We proved you don’t need anything other than plants & superfoods and the results speak for themselves:

  • Younger, firmer, clear skin.
  • Faded wrinkles & scars.
  • Bright beautiful complexions.
  • Light-weight, voluminous hair.

But enough about us, I want to talk about what really concerns me.

Too many products have these unnecessary chemicals, and we’re on a mission to inform the public. Because these companies certainly won’t do it themselves.

In fact, they don’t even have to tell you all the ingredients if they hide behind a “trade secret”, so it’s impossible to know if you’re even getting all the info!

Women are exposed every single day to these nasty toxins due to their prevalence in beauty products.

So tell your friends, get the word out… check the ingredients! Question the company! And 100% avoid anything with these chemicals in them.


 

Parabens

Found in:
Soaps, shampoos, lotions, and cosmetics.

The claim:
To combat mold, bacteria, and yeast growth.

The reality:
Detected in tissue samples of human breast tumors.2
Shown to have estrogen-like effects, resulting in a negative effect on your estrogen balance.1


Too little or too much estrogen can cause a variety of issues including:

  • Weight gain
  • Sleep problems
  • Bloating
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Mental fog
  • Heart palpitations
  • Decreased libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Cold chills
  • Hair loss
  • Bad PMS

 


 

Phthalates

Found in:
Nail polishes, perfumes, and hair products.

The claim:
To help with softness and flexibility

The reality:
Could disrupt your endocrine system (not good!).3
Shown to adversely affect reproductive health.3
Possibly linked to poor breast tissue health.3

An out-of-whack endocrine system can cause numerous problems including:

  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Weight problems
  • Disrupted sleep cycles
  • Bad mood swings
  • Poor growth and development
  • Sexual dysfunction/reproduction
  • Bad skin
  • Digestive Issues

 


 

Triclosan 

Found in:
Toothpaste, makeup, soaps, skin care, and many other household products.

The claim:
An antimicrobial agent.4

The reality:
Possible negative effects on thyroid hormones.4,5

Unbalanced thyroid hormones can lead to:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Digestive Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep problems
  • Bad skin
  • Hair loss

 

In order to feel great, be healthy, and look their best both men and women need their endocrine system, estrogen levels, and thyroid hormones to be balanced. Parabens, Phthalates, and triclosan might negatively affect these areas resulting in anything from unpleasant symptoms to serious health concerns. Steer clear of these iffy ingredients and look for a more natural, clean solution to your personal care needs.


 

Sources:
1. Vo T, Jeung EB. An Evaluation of Estrogenic Activity of Parabens Using Uterine Calbindin-D9k Gene in an Immature Rat Model. Toxicol Sci. 2009;112(1):68-77.

2. Harvey P, Everett D. Significance of the detection of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) in human breast tumours. J Appl Toxicol. 2004;24(1):1-4.

3. Lopez-Carrillo L, Hernandez-Ramirez R, Calafat A, et al. Exposure to Phthalates and Breast Cancer Risk in Northern Mexico. Environ Health Perspect. 2010;118(4):539-544.

4. Cooney C. PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS: Triclosan Comes under Scrutiny. Environ Health Perspect. 2010;118(6):A242.

5. Veldhoen N, Skirrow RC, Osachoff H, et al. The bactericidal agent triclosan modulates thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and disrupts postembryonic anuran development. Aquat Toxicol;2006:80(3):217-227.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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