I have thinning hair and according to one of my friends and a few places on the net, creatine and protein shakes that contain branch chain amino acids increase hair loss, this is copied from 4hairloss-help.com :
?Nutritional? Contributors to Hair Loss
Too much has already been written about pills and potions that promise to halt hair loss. Most of the claims in such articles and ads are unsubstantiated. On the other hand, not enough has been said about products on the market that contribute to hair loss, supplements and pills that many people take, unaware of their side effects.
Let?s look at a few of the key offenders:
* Growth hormone supplements
Growth hormone supplements increase the testosterone level, which increases DHT (a hormone that destroys hair follicles when present in the system in large amounts). DHT can cause hair loss and baldness.
Creatine is tauted for increasing muscle mass, but it also increases testosterone. In the presence of high testosterone levels, too much DHT is produced in the body, resulting in unwanted hair loss.
* Certain protein shakes
Certain protein shakes that are not organic have growth hormone in them, which causes high DHT levels. Too much DHT destroys the hair follicles needed for a full head of hair. For a protein shake to not affect hair loss, it should say ?growth hormone free? on the primary label. ?Branch amino acids? should NOT appear on the ingredients label.
What do others think about this??
Thread: Supplements and Hair Loss