If your strength is sagging… if you’re growing embarrassing “man boobs”… and if your sex life has slowed down from 60 to zero…
Then you probably have a hunch what the problem could be: low testosterone.
It’s practically an epidemic. One that could make you HALF the man your father was. LITERALLY.
That’s because men’s testosterone levels have been plummeting for decades. Studies show that the average 60-year-old man in 2004 had testosterone levels which were 17 percent lower than a guy the same age in 1987.
And it just keeps getting worse. But experts believe they may know why.
They’ve pinpointed a hidden culprit that could explain why this “low t” epidemic continues to grow. And it gives new meaning to the old phrase, “It must be something in the water.”
Because according to researchers, that’s precisely where this manhood killer may be lurking. It’s in your TAP WATER!
And believe it or not, it’s something I started warning you about over eight years ago.
Common contaminant turned male frogs into FEMALES
Researchers raised 40 male frogs in water contaminated with a popular herbicide called atrazine.
And what happened next was crazy.
A full 30 out of the 40 frogs were no longer able to reproduce. Half the frogs’ testosterone levels plummeted while their estrogen levels shot through the roof. It chemically castrated them.
In fact, the hormone-havoc atrazine caused was SO bad for some of the frogs that it literally changed their genders from male to female. And they were able to have sex with the males and reproduce as females.
And perhaps most troubling of all was that these researchers didn’t use a massive amount of this common tap water contaminant in this experiment. In fact, the levels used in the research were below the levels considered “safe” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for our drinking water.
Banned chemical STILL in widespread use today
And here’s why that matters.
Around 87 percent of the drinking water in the U.S. today has 30 TIMES the amount of atrazine used in that experiment.
The Europeans got wise to the dangers of atrazine fifteen years ago. When they realized the herbicide was contaminating groundwater when it was sprayed on crops, they banned it.
That was around seven years before I first warned Healthier Talk readers about how this endocrine disrupter could be turning you into a woman against your will. And yet it’s STILL being widely sprayed on crops and lawns here in the United States to this day.
So why do we continue to use it? Easy, just follow the money. Atrazine is a steady cash cow for corporations which produce weed killers. Corporations with plenty of friends in Washington.
And before you dismiss this as just a weird frog problem, hormonal effects of the chemical have been seen in zebrafish, goldfish, caimans, alligators, turtles, quail, rats, AND humans.
Studies have tied the herbicide to menstruation problems in women and low sperm counts in men. And research has shown potential links between atrazine and low birth rates and birth defects.
In other words, no matter whether you’re talking about animals or humans if it has hormones it might be affected.
But you don’t have to let this t-killer hit YOU below the belt….
#1 way to protect your manhood from atrazine
Here’s good news.
You can filter atrazine out of your water with a simple home filter. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) recommends using one that fits right on your tap. I typically recommend a reverse osmosis version.
To make sure it’s filtering out atrazine, be sure it’s certified by NSF International to meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard 53 for VOC (volatile organic compounds) reduction. Otherwise, it might not substantially reduce the levels of atrazine in your water.
Also, forget bottled water. There’s no way to tell if atrazine was filtered out of it. They don’t put that on the label.
Don’t let contaminated tap water destroy your strength, energy, and sex drive. Start lowering your exposure today.
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