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Plastic Containers and Packaging for fluids and food Lower Testosterone Levels

Ralph Teller

Plastics containers and packaging can decrease normal Testosterone levels in men, children and fetuses

Using plastics containers and plastic packaging will increase your estrogen levels which cause testosterone levels to decrease. This is true because plastics contain Xenohormones like Xenoestrogens such as PCB, BPA and Phthlalates. These Xenohormones act like estrogen.

Plastic containers and packaging have been shown to lower testosterone levels in men, young kids and pregnant mothers.

German researchers from the University of Goethe in Frankfurt found that estrogen like compounds leached into the water from the plastic bottled water container are significantly more harmful than previously thought.

Our lifestyle and environment impacts testosterone levels. See Natural Ways to Increase Testosterone.

Why Testosterone is important to good health

Testosterone is very important to a man's health, but also to women's health. In addition to being an important aphrodisiac, testosterone helps (i) build muscle mass and strength, (ii) build bone density and strength, (iii) prevent excess fat gain, (iv) maintain a stable emotional state, (v) keep our immune system strong to prevent disease, and (vi) maintain mental freshness.

Healthy testosterone levels are essential to maintain peak athletic performance.

How to limit exposure to Xenohormone contamination

As researchers have found that xenoestrogens are leached from plastic containers and plastic packaging by foods and fluids, here are a few ways we can avoid this common contamination:

Buy all beverages from glass bottle or aluminum containers, instead of fluids contained in plastic.
Avoid plastic water bottles and plastic bottled water.
. Cook using stainless steel pans and nonplastic utensils and microwave using glass instead of using plastic containers.
Use glass plates, glasses and cups at home, instead of using plastic.

Rebel against the plastic culture . . . and get outside and dirty instead!

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Articles on Increasing Testosterone

PublicationHormone-mimics In Plastic Water Bottles Act As Functional Estrogens, Science Daily

PublicationIdentification of Putative Steroid Receptor Antagonists in Bottled Water, Martin Wagner, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, PLOS

PublicationMen With High Testosterone May Live Longer, Metaba.Net

PublicationLow Testosterone Linked to Increase Risk of Death, Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Soy Based Foods May Lower Sperm Count, Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

PublicationSoy Formula Can Reduce Testosterone Levels, Dr. Richard Sharpe, Senior scientist at the Medical Research Council Human Reproductive Sciences Unit in Edinburgh

PublicationEffect of Exercise on Serum Sex Hormones in Men: A 12-Month Randomized Clinical Trial , Vivian N. Hawkins; Karen Foster-Schubert, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

PublicationHighest Testosterone Levels Equal Lowest Risk for CV Events, Lisa Nainggolan, Medscape, Heartwire

PublicationEffects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Testosterone Levels in Men, S. Pilz, Medical University of Graz, Austria, National Institute of Health

PublicationSoy Linked to Low Sperm Count, HealthDay News: Eating half a serving of soy food a day lowers sperm concentrations and may play a role in male infertility, particularly in obese men, Harvard University researchers report. The reason for this relationship between soy and sperm count isn't clear. However, researchers speculate that soy increases estrogen activity, which may have a negative affect on sperm production and also interfere with other hormonal signals.


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