Posts Tagged ‘crystal deodorant’

Benefits of Nighttime Detox Cleansing Deodorant

August 5th, 2012

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is the latest rage among people seeking organic deodorants.

If you look online, you will see that folks everywhere have started asking questions — on Yahoo Answers, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, and on and on in social media sites. People are reading about the dangers of aluminum in our bodies, and are now afraid to put antiperspirants and deodorants under their arms.

“Aluminum is a neurotoxin which affects diverse metabolic reactions… Aluminum chlorohydrate is the “bad” ingredient used in many antiperspirants,” according to Pub Med.gov, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

According to The Chemical Book, aluminum is classified as follows: “Strong evidence of human neurotoxicity” Health Hazard: “TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death.

And, many people don’t realize that their skin is not a barrier to aluminum. What you put on your skin matters because it absorbs. Now more and more consumers believe that we now need to seriously investigate the absorption of aluminum on the skin – especially since it is already in so many personal care and cosmetic products.

Research continues regarding cleansing aluminum out of the body towards better health, because it can affect the lymphatic and endocrine systems. It’s just another indicator of why you should think about using only aluminum-free deodorants from now on.

And look for the Herbalix Nighttime Detox Deodorant used for 30 nights to cleanse aluminum from the underarms.

Links Between Mercury in Vaccines and Autism

December 6th, 2011

Once again the link between mercury in vaccines and autism is in the news with new findings by the nonprofit group known as Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) is proving that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) deliberately manipulated, by covering up scientific data showing links between vaccines containing mercury and autism.

CoMeD obtained critical documents via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and has now officially exposed the CDC  and its role in manipulating a key Danish study that showed a clear link between vaccines containing mercury and autism. Now the CoMeD is pressing the CDC to conduct a criminal investigation then make a formal declaration about whether or not there was scientific fraud.

Learn more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/034038_vaccines_autism.html#ixzz1fidwmDfw

Herbalix continues to do research regarding the dangers of aluminum in personal care products.  The Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant enables the body to detox from unhealthy toxins like aluminum or mercury.  Recommended by doctors Herbalix non aluminum deodorant — the  Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant — cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep while the  Herbalix Daytime Deodorant provides effective protection all day long.

Antibacterial Soaps Kill the Bad AND Beneficial Bacteria

August 30th, 2011

In the August 25 edition of the journal Nature, you will find an article by Dr. Martin Blaser, MD discussing his research and concerns about the widespread use of antibiotics and how this might be causing permanent changes in the body’s protective, friendly flora. This in turn could be causing harm to the body’s overall natural defense system. Dr. Blaser worries that this might be more dangerous to our health than the unintentional development of what are known as “superbugs.”

The report discusses the fact that by the age of 18, most children have already had at least between  10 and 20 doses of antibiotics, in addition to the antibiotics provided to women who are pregnant. As wonderful as the discovery a of antibiotics was and still is helping to increase life expectancy, there is some controversy.Doe they destroy even friendly bacteria, not just harmful ones?  Scientists have found that some of the beneficial bacteria may never recover from a dose of antibiotics, and that these extinctions may lead to increased susceptibility to infections and disease. As a result, antibiotic use could be contributing to the increases in obesity, allergies and asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes that are occurring throughout the developed world.

The discovery and use of antibiotics has helped to increase life expectancy, to be sure, but the fact is,  antibiotics are are non-discriminatory and destroy even friendly bacteria, not just harmful ones. Scientists have found that some of the beneficial bacteria may never recover and that these extinctions may lead to increased susceptibility to infections and disease among humans. As a result, antibiotic use could be contributing to the increases in obesity,  inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, and type 1 diabetes. These diseases  are occurring throughout the developed world.  This is all the more reason to use products that are truly organic, like Herbalix Restorative’s hand soaps and shampoos.

The same is with the skin.  Antibacterial soaps kill the bad and beneficial bacteria.  Herbalix shampoo and liquid hand soap work to leave the good bacteria while reducing any bad bacterial.  Most antibacterial soaps leave your hands dried out, but Herbalix soaps are goats milk soap, made from organic goat’s milk. -more-

(Source:  Science News; http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110824131547.htm#.TlwTzNazIPU.email)

Are Food Dye Concerns Related to Aluminum?

March 31st, 2011

Have you seen all the recent news concerning food dyes posing risks including hyperactivity in children? We believe this may in fact be related to aluminum in the dyes. Manufactures have been using aluminum and alums salts as food colorings and as inexpensive fillers in drinks, food, medicines and even cosmetics for years. Any governmental guidelines for the uses of aluminums in the US is almost non-existence, which is what has led to the outbreak of news. As follows:
New York Times.

Food coloring is just the tip of the iceberg as aluminums are ubiquitous, and products containing man-made aluminum should carry a warning to safeguard all of us – from children to the elderly.

Aluminum toxicity is not new, and it is arguably one of the world’s most serious ecotoxicants. Recently scientists worldwide have been studying the impact of aluminum accumulation and its resulting burden on the body. In fact, in February Herbalix attended the Ninth Keele Meeting in Ontario, Canada in February — “Aluminium and Life: Living in the Aluminium Age.”

Through our extensive research of the underarm (axilla) and aluminum, we have developed the first of its kind non-aluminum deodorant called the Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use, made with certified organic ingredients. Formulated to attract, absorb and cleanse bacterium and metal ions, including aluminum, from the underarms, detoxifying ingredients work at night and provide six to eight hours of safe and efficient absorption of accumulated debris and odors.

An aluminum-free deodorant, The Herbalix Restoratives’ Cleansing Detox Deodorant absorbs excess sweats, allowing the release of impeded waste fluids such as alum salts, allows healthy lymphatic flow, and cleanses the skin of all types of aluminums, while encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

Toxins are filtered through the body’s waste but some are not released as easily and are stored in the body; specifically in one area – the underarms. Even if a person doesn’t use deodorants or antiperspirants, aluminum is abundant in our world, found in air, food, water, fertilizer, body care products, automobiles, medicines (vaccines), and food dyes. In addition, numerous studies have shown that various ingredients in everyday household products, and even personal care items, are linked to everything from cancer to learning deficits, according to the Environmental Working Group.

Misconceptions About Non-Aluminum Deodorants

December 14th, 2010

According to Dr. Christophe Exley, “There is no difference in ‘safety’ between antiperspirants made of aluminium chlorohydrate (and related salts) and those made of alum (potassium aluminum sulphate), the so-called crystal ‘natural’ products.” He also confirms, “We know from research that aluminum applied under the arm appears in the urine, so it does permeate through the skin.”*

There is a considerable amount of ambiguous and misleading information regarding the compounds Potassium alum and Ammonium alum when used in ‘natural’ products, particularly in relationship to their use in deodorants. Possibly due to misunderstanding or maybe just marketing, many people believe that neither are actually components of aluminum and thus constitute an aluminum-free deodorant. A couple of other misconceptions include the fact that the molecule has a different charge and that it is also too big to be absorbed.

Here is what is true:

1.      The alum in crystal deodorants is either Potassium alum or Ammonium alum — both alums are aluminum in that they are potassium or ammonium salts of aluminum sulphate.

2.       Potassium alum and Ammonium alum used in crystal deodorants are compounds that dissociate/break down with water and/or sweat and will be absorbed under the arm if applied. According to Dr. Exely, “the evidence we have is that a very small proportion of applied Al, probably <0.01 will be absorbed into the bloodstream.”

3.      Once dissolved in the aqueous solution (sweat) the molecule is no longer too big to penetrate the skin.  The aluminum frees from the potassium and exhibits the actions of aluminum and potassium exhibits the actions of potassium. When these alums dissolve they form their constituent parts as was indicated above. The Al3+(aq) could reprecipitate, for example in sweat ducts, as aluminum hydroxide, the form in which the Al is absorbed and enters the bloodstream is not known.

4.      Aluminum bio-accumulates so small amounts do add up and is implicated in a variety of diseased states.

5.      The aluminum charge can change but it still can be absorbed. Some Al will remain as monomeric charged forms while other might form small particles of aluminum hydroxide with little or no charge.

In addition to the confusion about crystal deodorants being natural and aluminum-free, it may prove true that many are neither. “In recent years, the crystal deodorant market has become increasingly saturated with artificial potassium alum and ammonium alum made from synthesizing aluminum hydroxide with sulfuric acid,” according to Verdan, makers of private label crystal deodorants.

When making your deodorant choice, you may want to begin with Herbalix Restoratives™ Nighttime Detox Deodorant to remove any aluminums that may have collected under your arms.  Compliment Detox Deodorant with one of the organic Daytime Deodorants from the company.

* Christopher Exley PhD,  Bioinorganic Chemistry – The Birchall Centre, Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, UK.   Dr. Exley is an international authority on aluminum and the myriad of ways that it impacts upon life on earth.