Alzheimer’s and aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants have been linked. There were studies that recorded high amount of aluminum in the brains of people wwith Alzheimer’s disease. Because deodorants and antiperspirants are some products with aluminum-based compounds as active ingredient, they are considered one of the culprits in developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is still no concrete evidence that aluminum from antiperspirants and deodorants can really cause Alzheimer’s.
A lot of talks on the link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants are promoting awareness on the health risk of aluminum in antiperspirants. Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease so there may be a lot of contributing factors to it not only aluminum antiperspirants. With the internet readily accessible and with information constantly repeated and given varying interpretation, people believe that there is really a link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants.
If you are using deodorants and antiperspirants, just make sure that you read the product labels to know and confirm the contents and ingredients of each brand. Selecting an aluminum free deodorant and antiperspirant will totally make you free from worrying on whether you may have Alzheimer’s disease or any other disease linked to the usage of aluminum containing products.
To be safe, go natural such as using or rubbing tea or lemon to your underarms instead of using deodorants and antiperspirants.
To cap it all, make sure that you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet while staying mentally engaged. These will also ensure or reduce risk of acquiring other diseases such as cancer.