Xenoestrogens are chemicals that mimic estrogen in your body. The meaning of 'Xeno' is foreign, so xenoestrogens are compounds that act like estrogens from a foreign source. They are man-made chemicals that mimic estrogen and negatively impact hormone balance.
Should I be concerned? unfortunately, yes! Xenoestrogens wreak havoc on your hormonal balance and endocrine system and can create numerous problems. When xenoestrogens enter the body they increase the total amount of estrogen resulting in a phenomenon called, estrogen dominance.
A build up of endocrine disrupting chemicals may cause endometriosis, ovarian cysts, migraines, infertility, breast cancer, prostate cancer and even behavioural changes. The effects of xenoestrogesn are world-wide and affect wildlife and humans alike.
So where do xenoestrogens come from? Most personal and beauty products like shampoos, deodorants and lotions are riddled with xenoestrogens that come in the form on phthalates, parabens and Triclosan. These and other hormone disrupting chemicals are used by manufactures because they make the skin soft, provide extended shelf life preservation and allow scents to be long lasting.
Many cosmetics and beauty products also come packaged in BPA/BPS or phathalate laced containers that can leach additional estrogenic chemicals that are geno and cytotoxic and can predispose cells to be cancerous.
There are many studies on the harmful effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals and yet these chemicals continue to be unregulated by governments and used by manufacturers!
We need to be aware of the ingredients that we put into our bodies and skin and switch to products that are natural and free of endocrine disruptors. This is one of the main reasons Belleve Botanicals is committed to bringing natural, organic skincare free from harmful chemicals.
Making them as natural as possible is what makes our products truly beautiful. Join the Natural Revolution!