I was cleaning out my beauty product drawer yesterday when I came across travel size deodorants. As I was going to throw them away, the back label caught my eye. There, in boxed in, bold letters were the words DRUG FACTS. I stared at the label as it hit me, there are ingredients classified as DRUGS in commercial deodorants and antiperspirants. After spending a good couple minutes trying to peel back the label to see what drugs I used to apply to my body on daily basis, I found this information.
Active Ingredient (classified as a drug): Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY. If you have read any of our previous blogs or seen posts on our social media, you know Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and hormonal cancers.
Several warnings not to use on broken skin, use externally only, ask a doctor before using if you have kidney disease, keep out of the reach of children and if swallowed get medical help or call poison control.
So let me get this straight, if this is ingested, it’s considered serious enough to have to seek medical help/call poison control but applying it to our skin every day is ok and not toxic to our system?!?!
It is obviously getting absorbed into the system with external application due to the warning for people with kidney disease. According to the National Kidney Foundation, patients who have low functioning kidneys cannot remove the toxic aluminum fast enough and this leads to a build up aluminum which can lead to a higher likelihood of developing dementia. This accumulation was also linked to a type of bone disease called adynamic bone disease.
We know what we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream in 26 seconds. These substances are applied to an area of our body that has lymph nodes and sensitive breast tissue; how is application of these ingredients classified as” drugs” not toxic to these areas? How is application of these ingredients not toxic to the body as a whole?
It is time to truly question what we are putting on our bodies, day after day, month after month and year after year? Why risk your health?
Come join the club where we are toxic chemical, GMO and drug free!