Chemicals That Lower Testosterone – Where Are They Found?

There are several chemicals that lower testosterone and most of these we are exposed to on a daily basis. What I don’t expect you to be able to do is google every item & food group or search the label and know that chemical A is an endocrine disruptor & lowers testosterone. So the aim of this article is to advise you of the most commonly used items that contain endocrine disruptors and chemicals that lower testosterone production.

What Are Endocrine Disruptors & Why Avoid Them Stop Sign

You’ve probably noticed I’ve mentioned that chemicals are endocrine disruptors and these lower testosterone. I wanted to quickly cover off what endocrine disruptors are in case you aren’t aware. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with your endocrine/ hormone systems. These disruptions can lead to incorrect hormone production (lowered testosterone & increased estrogen production) & imbalance, cause cancerous tumors, birth defects & other developmental disorders.

Any of the systems in the body which are controlled by hormones can be devastated by hormone disruptors. Endocrine disruptors have also been associated with the development of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, brain & cognitive development issues, body deformity & as alluded to above multiple types of cancers.

So on top of being chemicals that lower testosterone, endocrine disruptors as you can see can potentially cause a number of health issues. When you combine that with the health issues that come with low testosterone/ estrogen dominance, you get a feel for just how dangerous these chemicals can be. If you haven’t seen the impact low T can have on your health or need a reminder, I advise you check out this Health And Testosterone article.

Hopefully you’ve now got a clear idea of what endocrine disruptors are and on top of the fact they lower testosterone, why they can be so dangerous to your health as a whole.

The Products That Contain Them

So now we’ve covered the threat, let’s cover the different products & items that contain these chemicals:

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  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Facial Wash
  • Facial Scrub
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpastes
  • Mouthwash
  • Moisturisers
  • Hair Gel/ Mousse etc.
  • Antiperspirant
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Sunscreen
  • Air Fresheners
  • Cleaning Products & Chemicals
  • Pesticides/ Insecticides
  • Weed Killers
  • Tap Water (drinking & washing/ showering)
  • Non Organic & GM Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Non Stick Cookware
  • Plastics
  • Food packaging/ Tins

While the above isn’t an exhaustive list, it hopefully gives you an idea of the extent of the problem; obviously if we were to list every kind of plastic, pharmaceutical makeup, food packaging etc. the list would be gigantic; but the best rule of thumb is the more exposure you have the worse it is, so if you eat, drink, absorb or inhale large quantities directly or indirectly (through, food, liquids, facial pores etc.) the risk is increased.

What Can You Do About This pointing

While avoiding all of these products is a tall order, there are certain things that you can do to reduce you exposure to endocrine disrupting & testosterone lowering chemicals. With a number of these products you can look at organic and non-toxic versions.

In this Things That Lower testosterone – Alternatives Pt 1 article, you can see alternative products that don’t contain/ have reduced amounts of chemicals that lower testosterone. So you can see alternatives for shower, tap water & cosmetics products.

In this Things That Lower Testosterone – Plastic Product Alternatives article, you can see alternatives to the many plastic products we use, again these don’t contain the chemicals that lower testosterone production. So check these out to find plastic free products saving your testosterone production & your environment at the same time!

Future Articles

I hope you have found this article on chemicals that lower testosterone useful. I’ve written some more articles looking at the specific types of products listed in this article, which you can check out here: Things That Lower Testosterone – They identify the chemicals in these products that are endocrine disruptors and need to be avoided. I’ll also be advising you about recommended products that don’t contain Chemicals that lower testosterone that you can use instead, so keep an eye out for these articles.

Final Thoughts & Commments Thought Bubble

Hopefully this article on chemicals that lower testosterone, has given you an understanding of what products these chemicals are found in and what you ideally need to avoid. If you have any questions in regard to this article, testosterone levels as a whole or even a topic you’d like me to cover, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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12 thoughts on “Chemicals That Lower Testosterone – Where Are They Found?

  1. Hi what an interesting read..I am really looking forward to read the next article about this topic. It seems like endocrine disruptors are in everything we use and consume so i can’t wait to read about the alternatives. I certainly had no glue about this disruptors to my testosterone levels so thank you for the awareness.

    1. Hi,

      Yes unfortunately many products contain chemicals that are endocrine disruptors and lower testosterone production. Glad you found it useful, based on your site I imagine maintaining healthy testosterone levels important as healthy T aids with muscle mass gain and fat loss.

  2. Wow, many of our everday items, in other words. It’s a scary thought, to be honest. I really don’t use too many of the products above except the absolute necessities (shampoo, shower gel, anti-perspirent, for example). Now that I have a nice list of what products to avoid or at least cut use of, I’ll definitely be on the look out for healthy alternative products to use instead of these found on everyday store shelves.

    As someone who’s always in the gym and obsessed with keeping my body strong and fit, this article and overall site is a lifesaver. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I honestly learned something valuable from it today.

    1. Yeah unfortunately there are chemicals that lower testosterone lurking in many things we use on a daily basis. Yes please keep your eye out for my future articles providing reviews of products that don’t contain these chemicals. This article on things that lower testosterone and alternatives is good a starting place in terms if shower gels etc. you can use that won’t have such a negative impact on testosterone production.

  3. I wasn’t aware that chemicals could even lower testosterone?  I have always had a hard time paying attention.  But, I never considered that my testosterone could be low.  I have heard that low testosterone can cause depression and fatigue, too.  I do have a couple questions for you though.

    Are there any supplements that you recommend that will help raise testosterone?

    Also, I have heard that essential oils can raise testosterone, too.  Have you ever heard that before?

    1. Hi Garen, 

      Yeah unfortunately all of the chemicals listed in the article lower Testosterone and can have a negative impact on your wider health. The good news is there are ways to avoid products that expose us to these chemicals, this things that lower testosterone & alternatives article will help you know what products to opt for instead that won’t lower you to those chemicals. 

      There are vitamins and minerals you can take as supplements, I’d only suggest these if you don’t get enough in your diet, I’ll be covering these in more depth in future articles but this ways to increase testosterone naturally with vitamin K article is a good starting place.

      With regards to essential oils, that’s not something I’m aware of but I’ll look in to it.

  4. Thank you very much for refreshing the negative effects that endocrine disruptors have on us. I was more or less accurate concerning what I thought, but it’s good to be reaffirmed.

    Regarding the list, some of the items you mention, I already expected to be found in that category. But others have been a complete shocker. Shampoo, Toothpastes, Deodorant, Sunscreen are things I use daily! Man, that list could really go on and on! Thank you for the alert and for the alternative products you have also introduced!

  5. With the disruptive ability of endocrine disruptors a lot of us are ignorant of the sort of food that contain this harmful chemical. One would think that a lot of us would be aware of this because of the dangers of these chemicals but surprisingly, most of us don’t.

    I had no idea that these sort of harmful chemicals were even present in the water we drink. That is extremely dangerous because water is part of our life. It is something we cannot do without and we take it on a regular basis. At least with this your post I have been able to identify some foods that contains this chemical.

    Are there any preventive measures to at least reduce the harmful effect of the chemical?

  6. Hey Nate. This is great information in addition to what my husband and I already read in your other post “Ways to increase testosterone naturally – The Unusual Ones”. We also took the time to read your post “Testosterone And Health – How Low T Effects Male Health” to know why normal levels of testosterone are important for a man. We now know a lot more about this whole topic than we did when we got up this morning. Have you written anything about testosterone levels in women by any chance? Thanks! Nathalie 

    1. Hi Nathalie, 

      I’m glad you’ve found the articles useful! 

      I haven’t done an article specifically looking at testosterone and healthy with regards to women but to be honest the reasons are the same as for men, it’s that just that in men the symptoms are prominent.

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