Can Protein Shakes be Responsible for Hair Loss


Can Protein Shakes be Responsible for Hair Loss?

  • 31 July 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

There are numerous causes that impact the health of hair and it is difficult for a layman to understand the reasons for hair loss. With the problem of hair loss taking epidemic proportions in the modern times, more and more research and studies are being taken up. A recent study by an Australian transplant surgeon and a statistic published in the States hints that protein shakes could be a reason for your hair loss.

Alarmed? Panicking? Bewildered?

You could be, if you are consuming them and have been noticing hair loss but never in your dreams thought there would be any correlation between the two!

Why do people consume protein shakes?

Why do people consume protein shakes?

An emphasis on looking good guides people’s desire to take care of their face, hair, fashion and physical fitness. In order to enhance their physical fitness and build their body, men usually take supplementary protein shakes along with increased gym exercises. It helps in maintaining muscle mass and managing weight, thus enhancing the physique of the person taking it regularly.

Are protein shakes actually harmful for the strands?

Are protein shakes actually harmful for the strands?

There is no conclusive study to prove that protein harms the hair’s health or trigger hair loss. What is emphasized by the study is that it is the additives in some of the supplementary protein shakes which have been found to contribute to hair loss.

Some of the additives like Creatine and growth hormones (DHEA) which help in muscle growth when added to the protein shake, can lead to an increase in testosterone levels. This in return results in raising the level of DHT, which is known to trigger hair loss in men who have a history of alopecia. If these ingredients are present in the protein shake then they may adversely impact the hair follicles. Its regular intake may lead to the follicles to shrink and if it goes unnoticed and without hair treatment, it will result in miniaturization. Thus, the hair loss will become permanent and cannot be restored without surgical intervention.

What is the way out?

Protein as such is not the hair fall reasons, but some of the additives are. You should look carefully at the label of the shakes and go through the details of the ingredients. Any protein shake which has DHEA or creatine should be avoided especially if there is a family history of baldness. An organic alternative can be a safer option. Apart from this, rigorous exercise has also been seen to be a trigger of hair loss, therefore, you should go for a more moderate exercise regime.



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Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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