Non-Aluminum Deodorants Help Those Who Sweat

March 20th, 2012 by Elizabeth Fessler Leave a reply »

There is one very important part of  your body — the underarms.  Have you ever wondered why they smell?  Experts are just now learning about how this affects our health. Your underarms are the part of our bodies where the fluids from the lymph nodes drain.

Body odor is the unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids. Actually it is the  bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids. Ironically, sweat itself is odorless to human beings. It is the rapid multiplication of bacteria with sweat that causes the unpleasant smell – and this is simply perceived as unpleasant because most people have been taught to dislike it. Many people with smelly underarms are finding they get better results when they use a non-aluminum deodorant.

Body odor starts around 14 to 16 years of age in girls and 15-17 years in boys.  People who eat spicy foods, or the obese, plus individuals with diabetes, are more prone to having body odor. Body odor can occur in our feet, anus, genitals, groin area, pubic hair, armpits, and even behind the ears. The odor can have a specific smell to each and every individual. Plus a person’s unique body odor can be influenced by gender, health, medication and diet.

Human bodies have three to four million sweat glands, of which there are two types: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands are a type of simple sweat gland located in almost all areas on the body where there is skin. They produce sweat that reaches the skin’s surface via coiled ducts (tubes). Eccrine glands are responsible for regulating our body’s temperature. Apocrine glands are found in the genital area, breasts, eyelids, armpits, and ears.

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Elizabeth Fessler

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree followed by an MBA in Materials Management. She worked for over thirty years in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Her experience includes Purchasing, Planning & Distribution, Inventory Control and Customer Service. She managed small plant purchasing operations and product donations programs, getting critical medical supplies to disaster areas, low income families, special needs clinics, veterinary clinics, free clinics, Native American nations, national immunization drives, and blood banks. Elizabeth also designed training programs for in-house Customer Service personnel and established a product research library for a major pharmaceutical company.

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