What if your doctor was giving you the wrong advice?  Or that thirst-quenching bottle of water wasn’t totally refreshing, but rather was ravishing your testosterone?

The effects of BPA: It turns out American men may be risking their manhood by endorsing plastic products.  Biphenyl-A, or BPA, is found in everyday hardened plastic, such as water bottles.  What’s the problem?  BPA has hormone changing properties and is feminizing men (turning them hormonally into women).  This is because BPA specifically targets the male hormone testosterone.  Once it finds its target, BPA kills testosterone leading to Low T (low testosterone) and a host of miserable symptoms.

A male individual will experience decrease of hair or hair loss, decrease in bone and muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, fragile bones and worst, the growth of breast tissues that should only be present in females.  Any man would hate these changes in their body. It can affect their attitude and lifestyle.  There is a common notion that men produce less testosterone as they grow old.  Thus, they lose sexual drive, lose their hair and have difficulties losing weight.  This is how important this hormone is to a man’s body and overall well-being.

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, BPA is a major problem.  1 million pounds of plastics contaminated with BPA are dumped into American landfills.  If you use hardened plastic, such as water bottles or microwaveable dishes, then you have probably ingested BPA.  That puts you at risk of a decrease in testosterone.  You might be wondering why that would be such a problem or why BPA is still on the shelves, but the answer is straightforward.

Historically, we haven’t always made the best choices when it comes to our health.  Sometimes we have no idea that a product is damaging, such as lead paint, until it is too late.  In other cases, as with cigars and cigarettes, the profit margin is alluring.  In this case, BPA makes manufacturing hardened plastic cheap and easy – two things we are all guilty of falling for.

Therefore, when researchers began to realize the connection between Low T and BPA, the damage may already have been done.

Aside from the fact that the European Union and Canada have both banned BPA in many products, such as baby bottles, or that the United States government is also considering a ban, BPA is still widely available despite there being a known risk.  This isn’t one of those situations where the evidence is inconclusive or not reliable.  It’s pretty obvious the correlation and the devastating effects BPA is having in men.  From Low T to cancer BPA is bad news.

VIDEO: The Effects of BPA in Mice

As part of a recent study, researchers introduced BPA to mice and monitored their hormones.  What they found was interesting.  The female mice were largely unaltered.  The male mice, however, began to behave more like female mice.  Researchers then ascertained that the mice exposed to BPA had lost their masculine traits due to a drop in testosterone.  Similarly, female mice also saw a drop, but naturally, the results were less severe due to women having less testosterone than men do.

“BPA has been shown to suppress the early production of testosterone. In short, the females can sense [the males'] compromised state and are less attracted to these males,” said Cheryl Rosenfeld, associate professor in biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri and co-author of the study.

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The Effects of BPA in Men

The American Medical Association recently voted that manufacturers should disclose in their labeling if a product contains BPA.  While an outright ban would be more fitting, this is good to know.  If you are able to identify hardened plastics, then you can check the labels to remove BPA from your life.  This isn’t one of those fluffy requests either.  BPA is one of the worst things you can do to your body.

Countless men are experiencing Low T, not because of hereditary factors, but because of a completely avoidable cause: BPA.

“While the exact outcomes may differ in humans, there is reason for concern that sex-specific behavioral alterations are a significant risk following prenatal exposure to BPA,” said Dr. Rodney Dietert, professor of immunotoxicology at Cornell University. “Brain, behavior and immune effects are commonly seen with developmental exposure to BPA.”

The Effects of BPA on Testosterone

In an earlier study, scientists discovered that BPA was linked to low sperm count and small testicles in mice, while female mice were unable to get pregnant.  Dr. John Spangler, associate professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine said, “This study adds to the increasing evidence that BPA is a toxin that we should regulate more stringently.”

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These mice mated at the same rate as unexposed mice, but saw completely different outcomes.  From their decreased sex drive to their inability to perform, it was evident BPA contributes to the destruction of what makes us essentially a man.

“Given the incredibly high exposure levels of BPA used in this study—a single dose level [is] approximately 250,000 times higher than typical human intake – there is little to be learned from the authors’ work,” the American Chemistry Council said in a statement.  However, paper after paper is being published that now challenges this opinion.

Will you continue to drink from plastic water bottles now you know the risk?