Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Deodorant

By: Physicians Preference RX

Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and you are ready to get outside and have some fun!

As women, we always want to look and feel our best, and that includes smelling fresh and clean. No one likes to deal with unpleasant underarm odor, and choosing the right deodorant is important because it can affect your health.

Aluminum in Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Deodorants allow you to perspire, but block odor by killing the bacteria that causes the odor.  Antiperspirants prevent the natural process of perspiration from occurring by plugging up the sweat ducts. Aluminum compounds have been used commercially in antiperspirants since as early as 1903.  Many deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum, which is absorbed through the skin. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin, a poison that acts on the nervous system, that has been linked to several serious health problems. Deodorants and antiperspirants often contain other harmful chemicals, as well, such as parabens, triclosan, propylene glycol, and phthalates.

Aluminum Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Because underarm antiperspirants and deodorants are applied near the breast, they can increase your risk of breast cancer. Harmful ingredients such as aluminum are known to accumulate in the breast tissue.

Dangers of Aluminum

Aluminum also accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and can affect skeletal mineralization. In infants, this can slow growth. Aluminum attacks your central nervous system. Studies show that toxic metals contribute to brain diseases by producing oxidative stress, and aluminum is one of the worst offenders.  Aluminum is linked to degenerative brain diseases.

Aluminum has been associated with:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Kidney Problems

Aluminum is also found in many other products such as cookware, soda cans, toothpaste, nasal sprays, dental amalgams, cigarette filters, pesticides and aluminum foil. It is used in vaccines, antacids, aspirin, and over-the-counter and prescription medications such as pain killers and anti-diarrhea medicines.

Aluminum is also found in food additives added to foods such as processed cheese, table salt, baking powders, pickles, bleached flour, prepared dough, cake mixes, non-dairy creamers, vanilla powders and some donuts and waffles. Milk formulas for babies can contain up to four hundred times more aluminum than breast milk. This overwhelming infestation of aluminum means that your risk of exposure is high, so it is important to be aware of the ingredients in the products and foods you consume so that you can avoid aluminum.

Always read your labels so that you can avoid personal care products containing aluminum and other harmful chemicals.

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