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Oct 26, 2012

Do You Know Whats in Your Deodorant?

Deodorant and anti-perspirants are used to prevent embarrassing social situations (Lol...thats a 'creme' way of saying body odour) but did you know that nearly all commercial deodorants contain aluminum salts? Manufacturers like aluminium because it effectively suppresses perspiration, but the metal has a dark side once it makes its way into our body. Aluminium toxicity  has been linked to Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other health issues. 

It is especially important for us women to take thought to the harmful aluminium materials in deodorant as it has been linked to Breast Cancer, being that the breast tissue extends up into the armpits. My mum died of Breast Cancer at the age of 52, so you can imagine how scared i was when i learnt that the commercial anti-perspirants/deodorants i had been using can be a cause. I like most people can't do without deodorants; but i have since chucked my former staple (Sure Women Biorhythm) for (Aura Sensory Natural Deodorant)

In deodorants and anti-perspirants, Aluminium comes in the form of aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate or aluminium sulphate that helps to stop you from sweating. However, sweating is an extremely important function of the body and it serves the purpose of maintaining the body temperature as well as eliminating toxins.

Your under arms contain the largest concentration of sweat glands compared to any other area of the body. This is primarily how your body rids itself of toxins. Underarm sweating serves a purpose in nature; to help eliminate excess salt, and to naturally cool the body off when it is overheated.

When you coat the underarms with silicones, aluminum, and other synthetics, you are preventing your body from utilizing these natural processes - essentially blocking your body's primary method of detoxification. So the idea of stopping perspiration is in opposition to the body's natural health maintaining system. 

Dr Chris Exley from Keele University, a researcher into the toxicity of aluminium, and awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the field "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of aluminium and Silicon" said:

"Aluminium is a metalloestrogen, it is genotoxic, is bound by DNA and has been shown to be carcinogenic. The confirmed presence of aluminium in breast tissue biopsies highlights its potential as a possible factor in the aetiology of breast cancer

"The World Health Organization has linked exposure to aluminum to Alzheimer's disease, with higher frequencies of deodorant use corresponding to higher risks of developing Alzheimer's. Unusually high levels of aluminium accumulation has been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Further, when aluminium is injected into the brains of laboratory animals, the animals develop a neurological disease similar to Alzheimer's."

In addition when using spray-based deodorants and anti-perspirants, you inevitably inhale the toxic elements in these products as well which could be dangerous for Asthma patients.  I remember having to move away from the spot i sprayed my Sure deodorant then cause of the strong smell.

I personally have an ideology; "Its better to err on the side of caution". I will not gamble with my health in the name of beauty and cosmetics. Natural Deodorants is the way to go!

Remain Beautiful,


1 comment:

  1. Most of people are facing sweating problem under arms in summer and they believes on deodorant products but every product is not beneficially. You have to buy only that product which can help to solve this problem forever.


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