What are Parabens and what are the health concerns?

What are Parabens and what are the health concerns?

What are Parabens?

Parabens are a group of chemicals commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics, food, and medications. These preservatives help to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast in products. They are also used to extend shelf life.

What are the health concerns?

Parabens are linked to a range of potential health issues. These include endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, skin irritation, and cancer. Endocrine disruption may lead to conditions such as increased risk of breast cancer, reproductive problems, and other hormone-related conditions. They may also interfere with normal fetal development and increase the risk of hormone-related disorders in newborns. Studies have also linked paraben exposure to decreased sperm count and decreased testosterone production. Parabens may also act as allergens in some individuals, leading to skin irritation and other allergic reactions. Additionally, some studies have shown that parabens can accumulate in the human body, affecting hormone levels.

How do I know if my products contain Parabens?

Listing parabens is legally required. Parabens are commonly listed as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Any product with these ingredients will almost certainly have one or more parabens. Some companies will go out of their way to hide parabens under a different name. We recommend researching any unfamiliar ingredients. 

Do any of Rustic Strengths products contain parabens? 

At Rustic Strength, our main priority is to provide quality products to our customers, free of toxins. Because of this, we have decided to never use parabens in any of our products and instead opt for natural ingredients and solutions. Our dedication to creating safe solutions is what drives us to make sure parabens are never used. We take great pride in putting the health and safety of our customers first and that is why we are firmly committed to never incorporating parabens in our products.

If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to reach out to customercare@rusticstrength.com  We would be more than happy to answer your questions.  

We invite you to do your own research! 

Scientific journals and articles are the foundation of evidence-based decisions at Rustic Strength. Blogs can provide helpful information. However, if it can not cite scientific articles, its claims stand on little. 

What are parabens - https://www.ewg.org/what-are-parabens

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