Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are toxins that mimic estrogen. They are toxins now in our environment that imitate the effects of estrogen on our living cells, altering our hormonal activity and creating estrogen dominant symptoms. They are defined as environmental estrogens or chemicals that can mimic the effect of estrogen in the body.

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They are substances that mimic the effects of estrogen on the body, resulting in estrogen dominance. Xenoestrogens are things in our environment that mimic hormones in our body, in this case, estrogen.

Xenoestrogens are in many cosmetics, cleaning products, and food additives. They are found in way too many products, from hair dyes to take-away cartons.

Cleaning Products - examples of xenoestrogen containers

They are found in a variety of products that you may come in contact with every day. They are found in a variety of everyday items. Xenoestrogens may be found in every nook and cranny in your home.

Xenoestrogens are in fact, novel, industrially made compounds that in the body, have effects similar to those of estrogen. They are synthetic compounds that have estrogen-like properties.

Spray Bottles

They are chemicals in our foods and environment that, when ingested, interact with our body’s estrogen systems. They are present in many widely-used chemicals that have built up in our environment. Xenoestrogens are synthetic chemicals that mimic natural estrogens.

These chemicals are industrial chemicals that mimic natural sex hormones. They are dangerous man-made chemicals that are known to be endocrine disruptors.

Scientists discussing endocrine disruptors

They are endocrine disruptors that have estrogen-like effects. They are a sub-category of the endocrine disruptor group identified specifically as having estrogen-like effects. So, they are a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen.

Xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are not the same as phytoestrogens, which are natural estrogens or estrogen-mimics derived from plants. They are environmental estrogens and they are more abundant than you think. They are not biodegradable so remain stored in our fat cells. They are environmental hormone disruptors creating an imbalance with the body’s hormones. Xenoestrogens are so pervasive in our world, that no one can avoid them.

Xenoestrogens are hidden in all sorts of products and foods. They are a very real concern with the uncontrolled introduction of new ones in the environment growing every day. They are an unfortunate part of our environment. They are a perfectly concentrated example of this movement. Xenoestrogens are absorbed by the body 100% and can be 10 times more dangerous than those taken orally.

These manufactured chemicals can also wreak havoc with the immune and neurological systems. They can affect the endocrine system at every level. They can be organic, or synthetic, or mineral. They can cause “man boobs” in men and have been linked to the onset of early puberty in children.

Xenoestrogens are pulled from the bloodstream by the liver and transferred to the intestines. Xenoestrogen is a word I recently discovered in my health-related reading. Before then I had no idea what they were or how pervasive they are.