Does The Source Of Your Low Testosterone Lurk In The Bathroom?
You might find it hard to believe that household products could cause low testosterone type symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, but you would be mistaken… Studies have shown that even everyday soap, just like the bar sitting in your bathroom right now, could possibly be causing your erection problems..
The truth is that some of the ‘antibacterial’ ingredients in your soap may effect your ability to get or keep an erection.
One of the key ingredient found in many antibacterial household products is Triclosan.. found in a great deal of household products such as soaps, toothpastes, kitchenwares and even our children toys – its easy absorbed through the skin.
It has been linked to an increased risk of many health ailments, these include allergies, eczema in children.. in adults, it has the effect of disrupting endocrine functions, which could disrupt the production and balance of certain hormones ( testosterone in men and estrogen in women)
A study detailed in the Oxford Journal Of Toxicology Sciences demonstrates that exposure to triclosan can affect hormone levels…. the test (carried out on rodents) involved the animals being exposed to 5ml of triclosan per 100g of body mass… the results were conclusive – the rats exposed to triclosan had significantly reduced testosterone levels.
A similar study carried out in India (The Indian Institute Of Technology) provided similar results, in that after 60 days, Rats exposed to similar doses of triclosan had noticeably reduced sperm production.
While it has to be said that the effects have not yet been subjected to much human testing, the results shown in rats are usually found to be similar in humans.
Should I Stop Using Products Containing Triclosan
The FDA is conducting further research into the effects of triclosan, until they reach a determination and issue some guidelines, the choice to avoid it’s use ultimately rests with you the consumer.. at the moment, all the manufacturers are legally obliged to do is to clearly list it on the label..
The Choice Is Yours…..