PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – January 03, 2017) – While the importance of nutrition to a pregnant woman is widely known, the fathers’ choices receive far less attention. However, according to nutraceutical company Kirkman®, research is making it clear that environmental exposures and nutritional choices of a father-to-be can have profound effects on reproductive outcomes, from failure to conceive to birth defects.
Smoking and excessive drinking are likely the most common (and most commonly recognized) reproductive hazards and both can lead to reduced sperm counts.1 But there are other common exposures, including many encountered in workplaces, that can have detrimental effects on fertility.2
Millions of chemicals are commonly in commercial use. According to the CDC, more than 1,000 of these have reproductive effects on animals, but few have been studied in humans. Several of those that have been studied have been shown to lower sperm count and/or deform sperm shape (which can reduce the ability of the sperm to “swim” effectively).
Lead, for instance, has been linked to both of these negative outcomes. Exposure to other heavy metals has also been linked to negative effects on sperm production. Potentially damaging chemicals used in workplaces include bromides (used in dyes, disinfectants, and insecticides), styrene (used in plastic production) and tetrachloroethylene (used in dry cleaning).
Body weight has been linked to low sperm counts, both oligozoospermia, which simply means a lower-than-average count, and azoospermia, which indicates a sperm count so low that sperm is actually undetectable. For both underweight and overweight men, there is a slightly increased chance of azoospermia or oligozoospermia. Those deemed “morbidly obese,” however, have twice the odds of low sperm counts.3
Research on the impact of diet on male fertility is still at an early stage. Some studies have merely confirmed that generally nutritious diets lead to better outcomes, but others have narrowed their focus to look at specific nutrients. One found that vitamin E and selenium supplementation both increased motility and reduced the concentration of malformed sperm.4 Another found significant count and motility improvements following regular, high-dose intake of vitamin C.5 High doses of vitamin B-12 were found to increase sperm counts for both humans6 and rats.7
Moral of the story, limit your exposure, replace products and take care of you if you want future generations to be happy and healthy.
- DeNoon, Daniel. Study: smoking degrades sperm protein needed for fertility, embryo survival. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20100910/smokers-sperm-less-fertile
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The effects of workplace hazards on male reproductive health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-132. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/96-132/
- Sermondade, N. BMI in relation to sperm count: an updated systematic review and collaborative meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, Jun;19 (3): 221-31. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dms050.
- Moslemi MK, Tavanbakhsh S. Selenium–vitamin E supplementation in infertile men: effects on semen parameters and pregnancy rate. International Journal of General Medicine. 2011;4:99-104. doi:10.2147/IJGM.S16275.
- Akmal M, Qadri JQ, Al-Waili NS, Thangal S, Haq A, Saloom KY. Improvement in human semen quality after oral supplementation of vitamin C. J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):440-2. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17004914
- Moriyama H, Nakamura K, Sanda N, Fujiwara E, Seko S, Yamazaki A, Mizutani M, Sagami K, Kitano T, [Studies on the usefulness of a long-term, high-dose treatment of methylcobalamin in patients with oligozoospermia]. Hinyokika Kiyo. 1987 Jan;33(1):151-6. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3107356
- Watanabe T, Ohkawa K, Kasai S, Ebara S, Nakano Y, Watanabe Y. The effects of dietary vitamin B12 deficiency on sperm maturation in developing and growing male rats. Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 2003 Mar;43(1):57-64. Accessed 12/27/16 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12692404
Some of our most popular products are marked down as little as $3.50. Don’t wait! Create your account here and let the savings begin. Did I mention we are offering free shipping and up to 50% on other products? It is a Holiday miracle!
Keep your skin smooth, healthy and hydrated with our allover moisturizer or build a gradual, natural-looking tan that is actually good for your skin! While you do this, provide your skin deep tissue protection for use under sunscreen or moisturizer and rejuvenate your body with the most powerful known antioxidant, and the only one native to your own body.
Want to send some of these as a gift? No problem, we will even gift wrap. But don’t delay this offer is good until December 22nd.
This Holiday season give your loved one a gift that is both Naughty & Nice with this special deal. This special includes Love Essential Oil Blend, Thera-P Massage Cream and Rejuven8 this all comes to a retail value of $89.95 but we are offering a special deal of $49.95 a total savings of $40.
Love Essential Oil:
This Love Essential Oil Blend is designed to evoke a spirit of compassion and loving-kindness within yourself and in relationships. This blend is for you to use when you desire to have more satisfying relationships personally and in business. It is an emotional rescue remedy that helps evoke optimism, joy, and adaptability. You can use this blend to help discover spontaneity and a positive outlook. It helps efficient, hard-working people be less critical and irritable when “life” happens.
8 luxurious, sought-after oils work together synergistically in this decadent renewing mist. Feel your skin soften and de-stress instantly as these powerful botanicals begin their work. Rejuven8 helps promote healthy skin, improving the quality and suppleness of skin that is stressed by dryness, sensitivities, and toxins. Unique actives in this blend have been found to improve a wide array of conditions, including tough-to-treat tendencies such as cellulitis, oily skin and hair loss. It is ideal to add the Love Essential Oil Blend to Rejuven8 so you can enjoy multiple benefits every time you use it.
Thera-P Massage Cream: Exclusive to this kit
Our revolutionary formula combines the best features of an oil and lotion in one product, giving it a luxurious, smooth consistency. Although it applies with the glide and workability of oil, it is absorbed evenly and deeply into the skin, leaving a soft, moisturized, non-greasy feel. A shoulder rub is out of this world with a little bit of Love Essential Oil added to a small finger full of Thera-P Massage Cream.
Enjoy this amazing opportunity. While Supplies Last.
I invite you to take a peek at the site and create a free account. Free does not mean without perks, actually when you visit- http://www.MyToxicFreeClub.com/ click on “sign in” on the right side of the page and then on “Create an Account on the left”. Once you register you will receive a voucher code good for a Free Gift ($49.95 value) and FREE shipping on your first order. You can use this code immediately or wait and use it later (code expires 365 days after initial registration).
Creating the account is free, it does not lock you into a buying club or force you to make monthly minimum purchases. It does create you a rewards account, (beyond the free shipping and gift with your first order), where you will collect points towards future purchases like many other reward programs companies such as Gilt, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Best Buy- to name a few.
Other perks of being a rewards member include:
and Latest news in healthy, organic and ToxicFree living right to your inbox
Those of you who know me, have seen my blog or posts know that I converted my home to a ToxicFree home a few years back. I have been using these fantastic, ToxicFree, Ecocert, USDA biobased, certified organic products and I wanted to share them with you. Once you visit our site you will see the array of products offered, which span from skincare, household, to nutrition. Whether you are curious, seriously searching or simply want to go back to basics and want to use cleaner/simpler products, we have a little bit of everything for everyone.
It is worth the visit and the research, especially if you have sensitive skin, have allergies, or are petrified of the mounting number of chemicals in most products offered today and their health risks. What are you waiting for? Click on http://www.MyToxicFreeClub.com and get your free gift from our friends at Go Beyond Natural.
Shoot me an email if you have any questions or need some help taking the guesswork out of ToxicFree!
*if asked who referred you, simply use firstname.lastname@example.org or the following referral code 17103812 on the registration form.
New campaigns are coming with the enhanced website… Be on the look out for:
- A free Reward Points Account
- Storewide sales
- and much more!
Starting October 1st- check it out!
Though this sale is over, we rotate new specials along with standard LOW prices on effective, ToxicFree, certified organic products at the beginning of each month! So bookmark the site!
Get FREE Products When You Shop Our May Madness Sale!
The countdown to summer is officially on! Don’t miss this chance to stock up and save on some of our customer favorites: Neroli Mist, Vanilla Cream Body Lotion, Lemon Verbena Body Moisturizer and Travel Kit. For a limited time only, you’ll get a free product when you shop these deals. But be quick—the May Madness sale ends May 31st!
Keep Calm & Neroli On
Neroli Mist is a dual-action toner whose formula is derived from orange blossoms. Spray the mist to help lift the mind and body or apply topically to help balance skin—it’s fantastic for all skin types!
A Cream Come True
Vanilla Cream is an all-over body lotion that revitalizes, rejuvenates and hydrates all day long. Its unique blend of organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients will help improve your overall skin health, leaving your skin looking and feeling younger. Vanilla Cream is emulsifier-free, non-greasy, and infused with naturally occurring beta-carotene and essential fatty acids. All over body lotion that revitalizes rejuvenates and hydrates all day long. Its unique blend of organic, Ecocert and ToxicFree® ingredients will help improve your overall skin health, leaving your skin looking and feeling younger. Vanilla Cream is emulsifier-free, non-greasy, and infused with naturally occurring beta-carotene and essential fatty acids.
Add Some Zest to Your Daily Routine
Lemon Verbena Body Moisturizer is a light, super-moisturizing lotion that’s easy to apply and absorbs quickly, making it ideal as an all-over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long, all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long.all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long..all over body moisturizer. Infused with the refreshing and zesty scent of Lemon Verbena, it revitalizes, rejuvenates, and hydrates all day long.
Adventure is Waiting
A must-have collection of Chaéssentials crafted with all natural, organic and ToxicFree® ingredients. Products found in the travel kit are the perfect size to take on family vacations, summer camps, camping trips or for people who live on the go!
Travel Kit Includes:
Tooth Polish 10 packets
Vanilla Cream Body Lotion 2oz
Sanitize On the Go 1oz
Wild Thing Shower Gel 2oz
D-Odor Spray 1oz
Bugz Spray 1oz
Perfection Serum .25oz sample pot .25oz sample pot .25oz sample pot
Lip Balm – Everyone’s Favorite!