Do Whey Protein Food Supplements cause Hair Loss?

Do you workout at the gym several times a week? Take whey protein to support muscle repair? 
If yes you might be surprised to learn that while you‘re increasing your muscle mass you could be decreasing your hair density!

You may be skeptical about the fact that the intake of whey protein could be accelerating your hair loss. But the fact is that  Hair scientists believe that when isolates and casein in whey protein are digested they generate an increase in the level of testosterone in the blood status.  When testosterone metabolises with the enzyme 5 A reductase type II it is converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone)  a very potent androgen that changes hair shaft caliber in stages. Initially, the DHT reduces the diameter of each hair shaft, leading to a gradual deterioration in hair strength and length. Eventually, the impact of the DHT on the hair follicles exhausts cellular function, so that they no longer produce any hair. 

The fact is that DHT  directly affects the hair follicles by causing them to gradually miniaturise, into smaller hair follicles which can then only produce thinner weaker hair shafts, before they deactivate and stop producing any hair. 

Theoretically, the more testosterone that’s produced in someone with a sensitivity to conversion into DHT the more likely it is that hair miniaturisation will be speeded up. 

So if your front hairline is receding and you really can’t work out without the added boost from a protein shake you might be interested in information and solutions that provide you with ways to keep the hair you have and support your desire to be super fit! 

Or if you’re looking for a protein shake that supports healthy hair growth that doesn’t contain isolates get in touch. I’ll walk you through the possible causes of your hair loss and help you identify, understand, and implement a plan that will help you adapt and manage any changes you’d like to make to keep the hair you have.



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