Men: Throw Out These Oral Hygiene Products Immediately
We all use oral hygiene products…
Well, simply because if we’re going to garner the respect of those around us (our spouse, bosses, coworkers, etc.), cringe-worthy breath and crusty smiles aren’t the way to go…
And if you’re in the business of building relationships (which we all are in some way), anyone will tell you that a combination of the two will make for less than stellar first impressions.
But if you’re a man, there’s a problem.
Some, if not all, of the oral hygiene products you’re using, is causing an even bigger problem than bad breath…
They’re causing low testosterone.
And low testosterone causes low libido, mood swings, lack of focus, fat storage.
So before you end up on the physically unable to perform list in the bedroom, check the list of ingredients on the back of your oral hygiene products.
Oral hygiene products are essential for good health…
But there are some ingredients in there that are privy to lowering your testosterone production. The first being phthalates, which are often found in flexible plastics and personal care products.
According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, there is a correlation between phthalates and lowered testosterone levels.
Researches conducted a test on more than 2,200 people who took part in the 2011-12 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the comprehensive study was summarized as such…
“We found evidence of reduced levels of circulating testosterone were associated with increased phthalate exposure in several key populations, including boys ages 6-12, and men and women ages 40-60,” study author John Meeker, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, said in a journal news release.
The implications of phthalates and testosterone levels should be a growing concern when you consider that in the last half-century or so, testosterone levels have been on a decline in both older and younger generations of men.
Another dangerous chemical found in oral hygiene products that will lower your testosterone levels are parabens.
Parabens can be found in everything from your shampoo to your aftershave to your toothpaste.
In a 4-week study conducted by the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 3-week old rats (whose biological makeup is similar to ours) were divided up into groups and given different doses of parabens.
One group was given no dose, another 0.01, another .10 and the last group, 1.00%.
And the results were the same for each group of rats that received the dose of this paraben commonly found in your oral hygiene products.
The result was that testosterone serum concentration, sperm production, and reproductive functions all decreased.
This ingredient found commonly in mouthwash is a bacteria killer…
The problem though is that not all bacteria are bad bacteria. For instance, when you eat foods that are high in nitrate (spinach, beets), the bacteria in the back of your tongue assists in the process of converting that nitrate into blood-vessel dilating nitric oxide, which is vitally important for your erectile health.
But if the swig and swish of mouthwash kill the bacteria that contribute to having healthy erectile health, well, you’re going to have a hard time getting hard.
In a small study involving chlorhexidine, researchers divided 7 healthy volunteers into two groups…
They gave each of the participants either a chlorhexidine-containing antibacterial mouthwash or a placebo…
Afterward, the researchers gave all the participants foods that increased their nitrate load – which normally would improve erectile function.
The group that used the placebo mouthwash saw an increase in nitrate and nitric oxide load while the others who used the antibacterial mouthwash had a significant reduction in salivary conversion of nitrate to nitric oxide…
Or in other words, the placebo group had better blood flow than the chlorhexidine group.
Who would’ve thought, the very mouthwash that’s marketed to improve intimacy with your spouse, it’s actually making you incompetent when that intimacy is at its peak.
Checking Your Oral Hygiene Products At Home
So obviously, this leaves you with some searching to do…
Men, it’s crucial for your testosterone health that before you use your oral hygiene products again, you take a gander at the ingredient label.
When it comes to phthalates and parabens, it’s important for you to remember that these ingredients in your oral hygiene products will show up as a suffix. That means they’ll be at the tail end of words like “benzyl-“ or “methyl-“…
Unlike the above mentioned, chlorhexidine is most likely going to be a prefix in the ingredient list. It could also be hidden under the name “peridex” or “periogard”.
So take a close look at those ingredient lists…
And after you check ‘em, chuck ‘em.
Next, do an online search for oral hygiene products that don’t contain these ingredients.
Get a list together and check to see if your local retailer has them in stock or you can even order these products online.
What Should You Do Next?
After you ditch the oral hygiene products that are quite possibly causing erectile dysfunction (or at the least, hurting your game in the bedroom), look for natural ways to take care of your erectile health, libido, and performance.