GMOs and Ready Roundup are extremely controversial subjects globally. Many countries have banned the importation, sale, and use of GMO products. Those which have not now mandate a ban have instead created laws demanding that these products be labeled. This way consumers know exactly what they are putting in and on their bodies as well as what the possible health results are.
The main ingredient in many herbicide products, including those in other countries, is glyphosate. It has been used as a pesticide since the 70s. Monsanto is the manufacture of glyphosate itself and it is used to create the Ready Roundup herbicide.
A distinction should be made first so you understand what the real issue is without hype. GMOs have been linked to fertility issues and endocrine disruption. Genetically manipulated foods will not strike with a limp dick. Consuming a daily diet of fried; processed; junk; and fast food which is not genetically modified might.
Not all genetically manipulated foods are toxic. For example, hybrid vegetables are extremely healthful and have been messed with genetically. This means that agricultural scientists and farmers have been doing this for centuries. Even ancient cultures saved only the best seeds as well as allowed crops to cross pollinate intentionally.
The description above, of course, is not the only type of genetic modification. Today’s advanced technology allows for the intentional manipulation at the DNA level. While that sounds intense, this is not necessarily bad for your health either. Time will tell you which are or not. Intense safety research does help; however, all truth may not be revealed until generations down the line.
Monsanto is a so called seed company which also creates GMO products. This is genetic manipulation on the DNA level. The part that comes into question is specifically what the scientists are altering. In the case of the Monsanto Corporation, this is inserting an herbicide into the DNA of foods. Glyphosate, which is the main ingredient of Ready Roundup, is inserted.
Toxins Times Three
Ready Roundup is an herbicide manufactured by and sold by Monsanto. The theory is that this creates an immunity in the intentional crops. When they are sprayed onto the crops it destroys the weeds, but not the crops. Many fruits and vegetables grown this way are exposed to the sodium salt form of glyphosate once again to speed ripen them. This means that much of the food that reaches your table and feed to your families has been treated with glyphosate at least three times.
Glyphosate has been linked to a number of diseases and conditions including those involving the reproductive system. Glyphosate has been shown to deplete stores of Mn which is short for manganese. This may not sound all that important on the service, but manganese is an extremely vital mineral that is key in many functions of your body. One of those is the mobility of sperm. Researchers (1) believe that this may be the cause of the rise in birth defects as well as infertility.
Glyphosate is a known endocrine disrupter (2) which affects most all of your systems including reproduction.
Endocrine System Glands & Organs
- Parathyroid Glands
- Thyroid Glands
- Pineal Gland
- Pituitary Glands
- Adrenal Glands
- Thymus Gland
- Low Testosterone
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 & 2
- Growth Disorders
- Several Forms of Cancer
This list of endocrine disorders is nowhere near complete. As you can see, a disruption within this system can cause a multitude of health issues. There has not yet been a many studies and it is difficult to find them with clear evidence that glyphosate causes erectile dysfunction.
There is clear evidence, as seen previously, that it is an endocrine disrupter. Once inside your body it can result in a declination of testosterone and impaired sperm mobility. One of the number one elements associated with erectile dysfunction is low and/or declining testosterone serum levels.
Monsanto is also responsible for the creation of several other known toxic products as well as a few which are being evaluated to decide. Some have already been banned in all countries.
- Petroleum-Based Fertilizers
- Agent Orange
It is your responsibility to educate yourself and become the most informed consumer that you possibly can. It is also important to not allow this crowd your life. You can avoid certain things, but not everything. Take baby steps with the ideas listed below.
Cut down on the number of times that you eat fast food each week. Most of it is made with GMOs as soy and corn are two of the most common crops produced by GMO seeds. Whether this were true or not there are other toxins in fast food.
Eliminate some of the times that you consume fried food. These do not have to be from fast food joints to be toxic. Consuming high amounts of trans-fat introduces free radicals into your body. Opt to use healthier oils when you absolutely must eat something fried.
Choose grass fed, organically raised meat. Again, about 90% or more of all soy and corn are GMO crops as well as what factory farm animals are fed. You still consume it through the animals that you eat. The Monsanto chemical rBGH as mentioned earlier is given to factory farm animals. It is a growth hormone to produce more meat.
Consider detoxifying your body naturally while you are trying to kick the toxic habit. There are several effective supplements available that can increase your testosterone levels (1a) and boost your libido (2a) during your detoxification. Many male enhancement (3a) products contain herbs that promote circulation and provide numerous antioxidants. These are free radical scavengers which kick toxic ass.
Penned By: Michael Wolf