5 Chemicals That Lower Testosterone In Toothpaste

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So There Are Chemicals That Lower Testosterone In My Toothpaste?

Unfortunately, there are, on top of these being chemicals that lower testosterone.

The negative impact they have on your health will likely shock you!

Read on to find out more!

The reason these chemicals lead to lowered testosterone is they are endocrine disruptors or make it easier for endocrine-disrupting chemicals to be absorbed!

If you’re unsure of what endocrine disruptors are, I suggest you check out the below article that gives you an overview

Chemicals That Lower Testosterone – Where  Are They Found 

It will help you understand what endocrine disruptors are and why they are a danger to your health.

As a quick headline endocrine disruptors negatively impact your bodies hormone production.

They lead to an imbalance in your hormone levels and this includes lowered testosterone production & increased estrogen.

This hormone imbalance & lack of testosterone/ too much estrogen can cause a number of health issues.

Some of these are extremely serious and some cases potentially fatal!

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What We Will Cover In This Article


So in this article we will be cover the main toxic chemicals that lower testosterone found in most toothpaste brands.

How to check if a brand/ product contains these toxic chemicals.

The types of toothpaste brands you can opt for that don’t contain chemicals that lower testosterone.

Toxic Chemicals Found In Toothpastes


Not all toxic chemicals in toothpastea lower testosterone but a number of them do.

I thought it useful to list all the toxic chemicals that you can find in your standard brand.

The ones we’re going to focus on further are Triclosan, Diethanolamine (DEA), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Fluoride & microbeads.

All the above we’re going to look are endocrine disruptors or chemicals that lower testosterone production and we will look at these further.

The rest are still bad for your health and I do advise you to do a quick google search, you will see just what they do to your body (it’s not pretty!)!

  • Triclosan
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Fluoride
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Microbeads

So let’s take a look at in further detail the chemicals that lower testosterone found in your tooth paste.

Why they lower testosterone and what other health risks they potentially pose to you!

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This is a chemical found in the popular toothpaste brand Colgate Total.

Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical which allows the company to promote itself as the “only toothpaste approved by the FDA to help fight plaque and gingivitis.”

Triclosan is in fact shown to help prevent gingivitis; however this comes at a fairly hefty cost!

Triclosan has been linked to concerns over antibiotic resistance & our old friend endocrine disruption.

As we have covered above & in other articles, endocrine disruptors can include a number of health issues including some cancers. 

All this on top of lowered testosterone production & an imbalance of wider hormone levels & production.

Toothpaste due to the mouth being so absorbent seems to be one of the more potent delivery systems for Triclosan.

Studies have found that people who brushed their teeth with Colgate Total had over 500% more triclosan in their urine than those who haven’t used Colgate!

Diethanolamine (DEA)


DEA is found in many products that foam, such as your toothpaste.

It’s a hormone disruptor & chemical that lowers testosterone production, on top that it can react with other ingredients & potentially form a carcinogen called NDEA.

This carcinogen is easily absorbed through the skin & is linked with various cancers including liver, stomach, bladder & esophagus.


microbead toothpaste

These are small plastic pellets found in products like facial scrubs, body washes, obviously toothpaste & others.

The issue is this exposes your gums and mouth to plastic, as we’ve covered in other articles, plastics contain chemicals like BPA which are endocrine disruptors and xenoestrogens.

BPA (Bisphenol- A) Is probably the best known chemical; but it doesn’t end there, there are other chemicals found in plastics that have the same/ a similar effect the body.

Just because something is BPA free it doesn’t mean it is free of all toxic chemicals found in plastics.

We have covered this in other articles; but you may not be familiar with xenoestrogen.

The most simple description is that it is a chemical which mimics the hormone estrogen.

As I’m sure you know, estrogen is the opposing hormone of testosterone, your estrogen levels being increased is not what you want!

Another reason you want to avoid microbeads is environmental ones.

They go down your drain and through the filters at most wastewater treatment plants.

So they end up in natural waters, the microbeads then absorb toxins from the water and end up being eaten by all types of marine wildlife.#

This ultimately ends up back in humans through eating fish and seafood.

So Microplastics don’t just expose you to chemicals that lower testosterone, they also have a negative impact on the environment!

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Parabens are used as preservatives in lots of skin care & cosmetic type products.

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Parabens are a big issue as far as your testosterone levels are concerned on two different fronts that I imagine we may be familiar with by now.

The first issue with parabens is they are a xenoestrogen, which as we’ve covered imitates the behavior of estrogen in the body.

The second issue is that they are an endocrine disruptor.

We’ve covered these in the article as well and know they lead to lowered testosterone production.

They can also ruin the balance of your hormones as a whole!

On top of being a chemical that lowers testosterone production, The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the united states has conducted their own research in to parabens.

Their findings have linked methyl parabens to developmental, hormonal, metabolic & neurological disorders.

They are a threat to your wider health on top of your testosterone production!

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES) Sulfates


Sodium lauryl sulfate is utilized as an ingredient in thousands of different types of products.

This includes cosmetics, industrial cleaners, cosmetic products, body cleaning products and toothpaste is of course one of these!

This is a chemical that causes toothpaste and other products to “foam”. It can be abbreviated to SLS/ SLES or you may see it listed as sulfate.

Either way, keep an eye out for all these on the ingredients list and avoid!

Quite a few people mistakenly assume that SLS is safe/ healthy as it originates from coconuts.

This isn’t the case though, the manufacturing process it goes through results in it becoming toxic.

Due to this a danger to your endocrine system and as a result your testosterone production.

SLS presents an issue to your endocrine system as it breaks down the moisture barrier on your skin.

As a result, dangerous chemicals & substances like those we’ve looked at today are able to penetrate the skin far more easily!

SLS is thought to make the skin 100 times more permeable, so it is a big issue!

Another big cause of concern with SLS is that when combined with other chemicals it can become a “nitrosamine”.

This is an extreme category of carcinogen and is poisonous to the body.

Studies conducted in to the effects of SLS exposure have shown correlations organ toxicity, developmental & reproductive toxicity, it also linked to eye & skin irritation.

I’m sure you can ascertain from the above that SLS combined with the chemicals that lower testosterone.

Or any other toxic chemicals are a serious threat to your testosterone production and wider health.

What Toothpaste Products/ Brands Contain Chemicals That Lower Testosterone?

toothbrush with toothpaste on

We’ve already mentioned at least one brand that contains these chemicals that lower testosterone.

The broader answer is that the majority of commercial brands contain most if not all the chemicals listed above.

The easiest way to assess if a toothpaste doesn’t contain these chemicals.

Is to see if they advertise themselves as being free from toxic chemicals or promote themselves as being organic.

You can obviously check this on product packaging.

Their website/ research online and you can even check the ingredients list to see if there any chemicals that you should be avoiding.

See My Recommended Toothpaste Brands That Won’t Lower Testosterone Here

Alternative Product Options

premium-kalkaire toothpaste

Now one thing I haven’t mentioned as part of this article is mint, while it clearly isn’t a chemical or anything toxic.

Mint does lower your testosterone production. You can read more about this here in these foods that lower testosterone article.

So as I alluded to above you want to opt for toothpastes that are organic or advertise as being toxic free/ not containing these chemicals.

The other things you want to try & opt for is non mint flavoured toothpaste.

I personally recommend a charcoal based toothpaste, as they are effective for teeth whitening as well.

There are a number of different toothpaste brands that I use & have used that won’t lower T.

You can check them out in this article below.

Recommended Toothpaste Brands For a Testosterone Booster Article

Final Thoughts & Future Articles

Hopefully you have found this article on chemicals that lower testosterone useful and know what to look out for when it comes to ingredients in toothpaste to avoid.

I’ve put together articles looking at various products that contain these chemicals, which you can check out below.

Chemicals That Lower Testosterone

I’ll be publishing more articles look at even more products which contain chemicals that lower testosterone, so make sure you keep an eye out for these as to.

If you have any queries in regard to this article, chemicals that lower testosterone.

On testosterone production as a whole or even want me to do an article covering a specific subject surrounding testosterone.

Just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

Same as always please share this family, friends and anyone you think may enjoy it.

Take a look at my social media pages as well, plenty of tips and advice on where chemicals that lower testosterone are found; and the multiple ways to increase testosterone naturally.


10 thoughts on “5 Chemicals That Lower Testosterone In Toothpaste”

  1. Sujandar Mahesan says:

    So far in my life I have just went out to a nearby supermarket and picked out a random toothpaste every time I buy it. I have never really thought about the chemicals in it. This article was a much needed article for me. Now I have the knowledge of what are they chemicals used and what are their causes.

    From now on I will select tooth paste according to it.Thank you so much for sharing this article with us.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sujandar,

      Unfortunately the chemicals fond in most commercially available toothpastes do lower testosterone and cause a number of health issues. It is worth looking for alternatives (I suggest organic products) as low testosterone causes a number of issues: Testosterone And Health – How Low T Effects Male Health

  2. Richard says:

    I am completely blown away by this post. I was not aware of half of the hazards that I am exposing myself to on a daily basis. It is so shocking to read about how plastic has invaded almost all aspects of our modern lives. I was under the impression that Floride in toothpaste was good for our teeth but your post is highlighting a potential risk to our health.

    Will you be writing articles about where and how we can select alternatives to products that contain these harmful chemicals as I am sure there will be a number of people who are also very concerned like I am.


    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Richard,

      I’m glad you found this article useful, unfortunately these chemicals are found in a number of bathroom products, I will be posting an article soon advising my recommend toothpaste brands that don’t contain these chemicals. This article is also worth checking out so you can see alternative bathroom products that don’t contain the chemicals that lower testosterone, you can check this out here: Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives pt 1

  3. julienne murekatete says:

    Thank you for sharing with us this great article on Chemicals that lower testosterone in toothpaste.Our body is experiencing different problems due to the products we use everyday without knowing their negative effect in our body.Hopefully I have found this article on chemicals that lower testosterone useful and I now know what to look out for when I am looking for toothpaste.

    I like this website because it provides useful information to take care of our health.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Julienne,

      I’m glad you found the article useful, yes sadly many of the products we use on a daily basis expose us to Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives pt 1 and damage our health. Check out this things that lower testosterone article to get a feel for what other products cause these issues and the products brands/ alternatives that don’t contain these chemicals.

  4. Wina says:

    Hey Nate, thanks for sharing the articles. I never know lowering testosterone is bad for you.. How about the people who are taking pills to change their hormones balance? Or the pills that they are taking is controlled and the ones found in other household products are not? I’m still pretty new at this, so would like to get a clearer picture..I read the list of the ingredients found in toothpaste that are bad, but I felt they are almost everywhere right now. Do you have a suggestion of which toothpaste that does not have all these harmful ingredients?Thanks!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Wina,

      I’m glad you found this useful, people who are taking pills to balance their hormones tend to have too much of a particular hormone (this isn’t usually testosterone). Yeah so the chemicals found in toothpastes and other household products not only lower testosterone but ruin the production of all hormones. Unfortunately these chemicals are everywhere, I suggest you check out this article: Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives pt 1 – You can see alternatives to these products, that don’t contain these chemicals.

  5. mzakapon says:

    Hi Nate Stone,

    I have read the whole article about Chemicals used in toothpaste and responsible for lowering testosterone hormone. I would not even know this issue if I did not read your article. I believe this article will be helpful for all those person who regularly use toothpaste without knowing the chemicals used in that toothpaste. I am going to refer it my friends and family member so that they can perfectly choose their toothpaste. Thanks for sharing this helpful tips.

    1. Nate Stone says:


      I’m glad you found this article useful. There are toothpastes and other products that don’t contain these chemicals, that lower testosterone, I suggest you check out this article here Things That Lower Testosterone & Alternatives pt 1 to see them.

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