Worauf du bei Hygiene- und Kosmetikprodukten achten solltest

What you should pay attention to with hygiene and cosmetic products

Detoxification or detox is a big topic these days. Avoiding toxins is the first step in meaningful detoxification. Because what is not absorbed in the first place cannot cause any damage and does not have to be discharged. This way the body has more reserves for the detoxification of unavoidable toxins.

In this regard, we advise our customers in the YPSI to replace the following potentially disadvantageous hygiene and cosmetic products with harmless alternatives.

Toothpaste – we at YPSI recommend our customers to use fluoride-free toothpaste and dental floss, which, when used regularly and in combination with the right diet, also prevent tooth decay. Fluoride compounds in conventional toothpaste are made up of a combination of the pure element fluorine, which is highly toxic, with the elements sodium or calcium (e.g. sodium fluoride). Fluorides are also slightly toxic and have long been used as rat poison, for example. In toothpaste, they can interfere with tooth formation in children, which is why children's toothpaste is used as long as the child still has milk teeth. The systemic effects of fluorides are still not clear. Although fluoride is helpful for the formation of tooth enamel and thus for the teeth, it is not for the intestines and the brain. For example, fluoride can damage organs at the molecular level and the cognitive development of adolescents can be impaired by high fluoride doses. If fluoride only worked in the mouth it would make sense, but given the possibility of absorption into other tissues of the body, fluoride-free toothpaste and floss is a safer solution.

Deodorant - your deodorant should not contain aluminum. Fortunately, many manufacturers are now abandoning the use of aluminum or offering alternatives. Although aluminum salts inhibit the sweat glands in the armpits, they are suspected of triggering serious diseases such as breast cancer or Alzheimer's. This has not yet been scientifically proven, but in a statement by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin, precautionary measures are recommended for health reasons to keep aluminum intake as low as possible.

Shower gel/ cosmetics – only use paraben-free products. Parabens are a group of chemicals (esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid, PHB esters for short), which are contained in many cosmetic products, shower gels and shampoos as preservatives and which have a high similarity to the structure of the female sex hormone estrogen.

Neither as a man nor as a woman do you want to absorb estrogen, because an excess of estrogen in women is linked to reduced sleep quality and promotes increased fat deposits, especially on the legs. Parabens can also disrupt hormonal balance in male fetuses and children, leading to feminization.

Further research is needed in order to finally be able to say more precisely what the health risks are when using the additives mentioned above.

For the sake of simplicity, and since efficient substitutes — like fluoride-free toothpaste, aluminum-free deodorant, and paraben-free shower gel — are available, I recommend using these rather than any potential health risk. This not only potentially harms health, but also reduces progress and strength and muscle building as well as fat loss.

Good luck with safe alternatives to hygiene articles and cosmetics!

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