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Bisphenol A (BPA) – What You Need To Know

    What if I told you that the plastic water bottle you’re drinking from is responsible for your hormonal imbalance? Read on and meet the best known harmful chemical in making plastics, BPA, and its ugly cousins BPS, BPF and BPB. 

    There are a few things you really need to understand.  

    Number 1: STAY AWAY FROM THEM.

    Number 2: BPA (Bisphenol) has been used for 60 years for is the best known “harmful” chemical used in making plastic. The cousins, are bisphenol derivatives including bisphenol B, bisphenol S, and bisphenol F and act similarly. 

    Number 3: They are all terrible for your health. 

    • BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen.  
    • It is a huge cause for hormonal imbalances found in the body,
    • BPA can negatively affect many aspects of both male and female fertility. How many couples are trying to get pregnant but cannot…
    • BPA can harm aquatic organisms
    • BPA can harm plant growth

    In 2012, FDA banned BPA in baby bottles. Up to 93% of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in urine. The reason is that these chemicals are everywhere. The harmful effects occur when BPA leaches out of plastic containers used for food, beverages and personal care products, e.g. plastic containers, water bottles, lining of canned foods and cosmetic tubes. 

    Did you know BPA is also a building block of polycarbonate plastic? This is a tough, transparent plastic used for a multitude of purposes including construction (windows), eyewear / lenses, phones and electronic components. It’s one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide, approximately 4 million tonnes yearly. 

    So, put down that plastic water bottle and start to make simple lifestyle choices to help bring your hormones back to balance. And don’t forget to check out our 100% natural products for women, which come in a non-toxic packaging.

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