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Aluminum : Why It’s Harmful In Your Deodorant

At TCCD International Inc., we are frequently asked “what is an aluminum free deodorant?” We love to answer this question because it gives us the opportunity to educate our customers on deodorant’s & antiperspirants that contain aluminum verses the all natural products that TCCD carries.

You might be surprised to hear that many people don’t know the difference between deodorant & antiperspirant. Deodorants control the odor of sweat & antiperspirants control (or more simply put...STOP) sweat for your underarms. Sweat is a naturally occurring process in our bodies. It is imperative that our bodies produce the sweat it needs in order to cool down when exposed to heat, physical exertion, stress or nervousness.

All antiperspirants have an aluminum based compound as the main ingredient. The next time you are at the store, pick up a name brand antiperspirant and check out the ingredients. You will find an array of active aluminum based ingredients such as: aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium, ticholorohydrex glycine, aluminum chlorohydrate, or aluminum hydroxybromide.

More importantly, antiperspirants are designed to be absorbed. These key aluminum ingredients, along with many other chemicals, are taken into the body and may affect the endocrine & lymphatic systems. This can create a potential risk for breast cancer because the aluminum can block toxins from escaping through the armpits, causing them to accumulate in the lymph nodes near the breast.

The many risks that are associated with aluminum based antiperspirants are just some of the reasons why TCCD has created an all natural deodorant. Sweating is a natural process and we wanted to create a product that would eliminate sweat odor while leaving you feeling fresh.

As an alternative to antiperspirants that contain aluminum, our all natural deodorants contain alum, a completely natural mineral salt that is derived from the earth. Alum is a naturally occurring compound and one of the most abundant substances on earth, just behind oxygen and silicon.

Alum literally is present all around us… It’s in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat and is one of the basic building blocks of our environment. This form of natural deodorant has been used in the health and nutrition industries for over 20 years and similar natural commodities have been used in Europe and Asia for centuries. Make no mistake, alum is a natural compound compared to most conventional deodorants/antiperspirants containing harmfully processed aluminums (aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium).

Click here to browse TCCD International Inc’s all natural body & food products that are free of harmful aluminum contaminants. Our products are carried nationwide at a retail store near you.

Resources: Discovery Health - www.health.discovery.com