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Polyester clothes?
I've heard they get absorbed into your skin and act as hormone disruptors, something to worry about or not that big a deal as long as you eat right, exercise, and sleep? Many clothes are polyester so it's hard to avoid, they are durable and shrink less than cotton, also more flexible
08-07-2019 02:23 AM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
Polyester is ugly and uncomfortable. Its only merit is that it's cheap. Only buy natural fabric: cotton, wool, leather, silk, they are way superior to anything manufactured. There is absolutely no reason to buy polyester. If cotton shrinks, buy bigger size.
08-07-2019 02:38 AM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
Polyester is plastic, which is an endocrine disruptor that can lower testosterone. So yes, you should avoid it at all costs.
08-07-2019 07:22 AM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
There's so much testosterone unfriendly stuff in the shampoo, shaving cream, food wraps, clothes, water, etc... No wonder T-levels have been going down for decades, the average guy probably doesn't eat healthy, sleep well, or lift heavy to overcome this. The question is, is eating healthy, sleeping well, and lifting/working out enough to overcome these environmental damages?
08-07-2019 01:10 PM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
(08-07-2019 01:10 PM)afewgoodrats Wrote:  There's so much testosterone unfriendly stuff in the shampoo, shaving cream, food wraps, clothes, water, etc... No wonder T-levels have been going down for decades, the average guy probably doesn't eat healthy, sleep well, or lift heavy to overcome this. The question is, is eating healthy, sleeping well, and lifting/working out enough to overcome these environmental damages?

Yep. You just have to take extra precautions to avoid all of these T-lowering materials. This requires a fair amount of research and legwork in acquiring natural, endocrine-safe products. Once you've got this down (i.e reputable shampoo brand, glassware instead of tupperware, natural shaving cream, water filter, etc.), it's incredibly easy to maintain. Knowing what to avoid is the first step.
08-08-2019 12:53 PM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
there is no reason to buy polyester clothes unless you are looking for a membrane jacket or are dead broke.
08-08-2019 01:29 PM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
Try a cotton/ polyester blend....no wrinkles and the comfort of cotton.

50/50 80/20 try out different ratios

I strongly agree that there are a lot of endocrine disruptors out there, but polyester is probably not one of them:
"Polyester monomers lack ability to bind and activate both androgenic and estrogenic receptors as determined by In Vitro and In Silico methods"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4331344/

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08-10-2019 02:34 AM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
Wiith all the other things to keep t levels up, worrying about polyester clothes seems useless. I doubt it even does anything to them, as Blake's post noted.
08-13-2019 09:35 PM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
(08-13-2019 09:35 PM)Slim Reaper Wrote:  Wiith all the other things to keep t levels up, worrying about polyester clothes seems useless. I doubt it even does anything to them, as Blake's post noted.

There's other reasons to avoid polyester as well. Natural fibers are simply better than sythetics outside of a handful of technical fabrics for particular situations. Blends can be fine, depending.

As a general rule though synthetic fibers are used because they are cheaper substitutes for the real thing. One of the major issues with synthetic fibers is they provide a more welcoming environment for bacteria to grow. This turns laundry into an exercise in chemical warfare trying to keep the clothes from picking up odors which will be amplified by bacteria colonizing the synthetic fabric.
08-14-2019 12:56 PM
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RE: Polyester clothes?
Depends on the intended usage. If you are into outdoor activities like hiking and climbing and hunting it’s going to be pretty hard to avoid synthetics. They have superior insulation properties in wet conditions, dry quick and are very light and durable.

I like wool for socks, underwear and baselayer, as it stays pretty odor free and is warm when wet.
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