According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, Axe brand owned by Unilever has a range of men’s products which contain ingredients that were never examined for safety!
The endocrine disruptors chemicals found in Axe’s products are exogenous, meaning they are manufactured substances which causes a hormone-like effect on both humans and wildlife. What’s worse, these chemicals intervene with the endocrine system by imitating or stopping natural hormones.
A member of the Endocrine Society published a report in which they stated:
“We present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology.”
New research concludes that these untested substances could make the male body more feminine. In fact, studies published by the International Journal of Andrology found that feminization of boys can now be seen through their play habits.
Over the years, doctors questioned why male testosterone levels have rapidly reduced, and why more men experience problems with erections. Moreover, in both cases, it relates to the continued use of toxic deodorants such as Axe. In most cases, when a man suffers from erection dysfunction they opt for the little blue pill which exposes them to even more chemicals prolonging the cycle of sickness.
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly
The active ingredient in the Axe deodorant is aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly. Many animal studies reveal kidney or renal system effects at extremely low doses of this chemical, and mammalian cells exhibit positive mutation results. Furthermore, animal tests determine that reproductive effects can occur at moderate doses of this chemical.
The fact is, aluminum has been recognized as a human neurotoxin since 1886. Before that, aluminum was used as an antiperspirant. Aluminum, since it is classified as a neurotoxin, means it has the potential to cause damage to nerves or nerve tissue.
Another substance found in the deodorant is Cocamidopropyl betaine, and this substance has been linked to cancer in animal tests. The most significant danger of applying a product with Cocamidopropyl betaine is its possible contamination with nitrosamines.
Nitrosamines form when nitrosating agents combine with amines. Nitrosamines are classified as one of the worst classes of carcinogens, and they have been seen to produce cancer in over 40 different animal species in labs as well as in humans.
PPG-14 Butyl Ether
PPG is polypropylene glycol, and this substance is made from an artificial petroleum product called methyl oxirane. This substance is also known as propylene oxide. Propylene oxide is highly flammable and is also known as an irritant. Butyl ethers belong in the paraben family, and they are toluene derivatives, which is a toxic petrochemical compounds. Toluene is harmful on the reproductive system, and parabens have been linked to cancer.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) committee reported in the International Journal of Toxicology how impurities in various PEG compounds include ethylene oxide; 1,4-dioxane; polycyclic aromatic compounds; and heavy metals such as lead, iron, cobalt, nickel, cadmium, and arsenic. Many of these impurities are linked to cancer.
Many studies demonstrate that BHT accumulates over time in the body, and causes a toxic impact on the liver, lungs, and kidneys among several other adverse effects. In 1984, a study by Gann showed that BHT caused chemically-induced forestomach and bladder cancer in male rats.
A 1988 Swedish study by Thompson observed both BHT and BHA. The findings concluded that both chemicals were toxic and promoted tumor growth. Both antioxidants were perceived to be cytotoxic in a concentration-dependent manner at concentrations ranging from 100 to 750 microM. At equimolar concentrations, BHT was more cytotoxic than BHA.
Most major corporations care more about their profit than your health. Companies know that most people look on the surface of their products, so if it smells good and costs little, then companies like Axe will produce it, despite the health dangers linked to them.
Take the time to examine the products you use and see which ones harm your body so that you can prevent diseases in the future. There are many natural deodorants brands to choose from that are free of paraben, aluminum and all the toxic chemicals listed above.