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  • What do you know about Parabens?

    5 posts, 4 voices, 402 views, started Feb 13, 2009

    Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009


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      Methyl, propyl, butyl and etyl are parabens. What are these things? Are preservatives chemicals used to keep stable and no overly products from bacteries contamination.

      The US Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products” reported that the chemichal preservatives called parabens (alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates)displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. That means that these chemicals own’s your body’s hormones and can have endocrine-disrupting action when they are rubbed into your body or washed the drain into your drinking water. These disruptors interfere with your body’s endocrine system: your hyphotalamus, your ovaries, your thyroid- virtually every system in your body. EPA had said that “continual introduction of these benzoates (parabens) into sawage treatment systems and directly to recreational water from the skin leads to the questions of risk to aquatic organism“. Scientist in Europe found other endocrine-disrupting body care chemicals in the bodies of fish tha humans are eating, and in human breats milk!! It is a known medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer. In one study, a paraben was injected under the skin and was found to have an “estrogenic response on uterine tissues.”  

      Endocrine disruptors are transported into the body, daily, via absorption through the skin and hair follicles when using personal care products. Now that we know that we absorb toxins through our skin, isnĀ“t it important that body care products that claim to be organic should be as pure as the organic foods that we eat?  

      USANA’s Skin and Body Care Sense, is U.S. patented , self-preserving formulas. Sense has revolutionized the science of skin-care with groundbreaking, self-preserving technology. For years scientists have worked to find and alternative to parabens, the traditional preservative used in beauty and skin-care products. After near ten years of research, USANA found the answer in an unique, U.S. Patented blends of botanicals, antioxidants, and active ingredients that keep every Sense product fresh without the need for parabens!! It truly is the next generation of skin and body care.


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