This question came to mind early on in my search for a Pheromone product. Being that mostly all of these products were sold on the internet made me a little skeptical. 95% of the information available on the internet on Pheromones, is from the Pheromone suppliers themselves and you know THEY will have nothing bad to say about their products. So I found other sources (Science Daily, Journal of Physiology, Ehow) for my information that was not biased towards Pheromone products. I researched the Pheromone chemicals themselves…androstenone, androstenol, androsterone, androst and androstadienone. These Chemical replications are made in a lab. Most come from China or Europe. Some are derived from Boar and Pig saliva. They are neurosteroids derived from the testosterone metabolism. All androgens, including androsterone, can cause increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol, increased blood glucose levels and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Additionally, androsterone can lead to acne, infertility, hair loss and shrinking of the testicles in men. This is why THEY ARE NOT APPROVED FOR USE BY THE FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or the IFRA (International Fragrance Association). They can be absorbed by the blood through application on the skin. Most of the internet suppliers get around these issues selling these products because they are made overseas outside of the control of U.S. regulations. So until they get banned you can still get them. There are a few Pheromone providers that make their products in the U.S. and conform to FDA and IFRA standards and derive their scents from approved fragrances rather than using potentially harmful chemicals. These Safe Pheromone Products are available. Read more: Side Effects of Androsterone | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5711065_side-effects-androsterone.html#ixzz1E88ACffr
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