Hand Sanitizer Could Be Making You Heavier

This is on of those “wait… what?” moments. But yes, that is what I’m saying. There is strong evidence to support the idea that very day hand sanitizer could actually be making your weight loss goals harder. It all started when I saw an article from US News, discussing the research being done on the matter. Looking further, all kinds of health and fitness companies are talking about the potential harm of hand sanitizer. As I read on I was astounded at the results… and I think you will be as well. So let’s jump right in.purell

Hand sanitizers often contain triclosan, a chemical that many consider to be an obesogen (which is as bad as it sounds). Obesegen is a chemical that can potentially cause weight gain by disrupting the body’s endocrine system. “Animal studies indicate that triclosan can affect thyroid function,” says Tom Zoeller, an endocrinologist and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

Now, it is important to remember that these findings and studies are not 100% conclusive, but definitely some serious food for thought! There is a huge amount of research and news on the matter all over online medical journals and health websites. For now, I simply suggest that you look to all-natural hand sanitizers and wipes just to be on the safe side!

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