Deodorants without aluminium or parabens

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We all have around us people close to us, relatives, neighbours, friends, etc. who have suffered or are suffering from diseases, the exact causes of whose development are not known with complete certainty. Diseases such as cancer, being the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world; Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly; and allergies, increasingly widespread in the population.

Faced with these facts, society, in addition to taking care of its diet and following healthier lifestyles, is also looking closely and questioning many new, synthetic, artificial and industrial products that are on sale, added to food products or everyday cosmetic products, such as deodorants.

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The use of deodorant

The deodorant, a beauty item that is often used daily and especially in summer, is intended to eliminate the odor caused by sweat. But what is sweat, what causes the bad smell, and is it harmful to health?

Starting with the source of the sweat. The human body controls its internal temperature and cools it through the skin by expelling a clear liquid called sweat. Sweat contains mostly water and in very small quantities, mineral salts and other substances.

The bad smell does not come from sweat, which is colorless and odorless, but from the waste from the digestion of the millions of bacteria found on the surface of the skin. These bacteria feed on sweat, and when they digest it, they eliminate waste gases, causing the odor.

Photo 1: Woman using deodorant

Are deodorants carcinogenic?

Deodorants eliminate these bad smells by killing or reducing the population of bacteria that live on the skin of the armpits and also often provide a perfume to improve the smell. The problem is that many deodorants contain aluminum chlorides, parabens and other petroleum-derived components that could penetrate our body and are associated with the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Although there are some articles that support this thesis, most scientists have not found any evidence that the use of deodorant increases the risk of suffering from these diseases or causes them.

On the other hand, sweat odor can also be modified, as new research by the University of Oregon indicates, by eating foods that contain low choline, an essential nutrient. Therefore, low hill food intake, such as vegetables (cabbages, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots), fruits (strawberries, melons, pears, pineapples and bananas, and especially orange and lemon) reduce body odor.

In addition, another study published in the journal Chemical Sense showed that people who do not eat red meat have a better body odor than those who do have a red meat intake.



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