Triclosan (TCS), Found In Thousands Of Consumer Products, Exacerbates Colitis

Triclosan (TCS), Found In Thousands Of Consumer Products, Exacerbates Colitis

Posted by Gabriala Brown, Founder Tooth Soap® on Jan 18th 2022

Back in 2016 the FDA banned triclosan in skin care because it said companies were unable to prove triclosan was safe.Then some corporate lobbyists played the system and convinced the FDA to allow triclosan in toothpaste.

That's right, banned for the skin but allowed in the mouth because it was and still is the number one toothpaste in the market (and no one is giving up on a market share like that).

Years pass.

Many people are dealing with colitis and I personally know a few who suffer from this.

A week ago, a study was published in Nature Communications pointing to triclosan inducing colitis.

1Microbial enzymes induce colitis by reactivating triclosan in the mouse gastrointestinal tract

Emerging research supports that triclosan (TCS), an antimicrobial agent found in thousands of consumer products, exacerbates colitis and colitis-associated colorectal tumorigenesis in animal models.

"The safety of TCS and related compounds should be reconsidered given their potential for intestinal damage," wrote the group, co-led by several authors, including Jianan Zhang, PhD, from the department of food science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Isn't it enough that floor-eyed is a neurotoxin?!

Now possible intestinal damage from triclosan!


It is consistent exposure to whatever chemicals are in the products.

Do you know someone that uses toothpaste with triclosan and has any of the following symptoms?

Frequent Symptoms Of Colitis

These can include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stool
  • Diarrhea (with or without blood)

Other signs and symptoms that may be more common in certain types of colitis than in others include:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Chills
  • Dehydration (which may be associated with diarrhea)
  • Eye inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Skin problems
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

Additional symptoms include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Ischemic colitis

No one should be using personal care with triclosan (hand soap contains triclosan) and those suffering from colitis should get rid of all products with this chemical.

We now have four good reasons why paste should be put to pasture:

  1. It prevents good remineralization by coating the teeth with glycerin
  2. Over time it may create abfraction lesions (receding gums)
  3. Exposure to the neurotoxin floor-eyed destroys numerous enzymes
  4. Triclosan in paste may induce colitis

Personal care products can and do make us sick.

I've been preaching this message online since 1998.

People used to tell me if the chemical was so bad, the FDA wouldn't allow it in products, but that is not how it works.

Choosing clean oral care and personal care products is more important than ever.

Protect yourself.

1Jianan Zhang, Morgan E. Walker, …Guodong Zhang Show authors

Nature Communications volume

13, Article number: 136 (2022)