Whey Protein – Good for Muscles, Bad for Hair?

Mon 23 Nov 2009

Whey Protein Hair LossMuscle heads and jocks often use Whey Protein to feed their muscles and give their bodies extra push to build lean muscle mass. But while men build their bodies by pushing themselves in the gym and taking supplements, hair loss sufferers have recently expressed their concern on whether or not Whey Protein may destroy their precious hair follicles.

Forum member “splitting hairs” just recently shared this concern on our hair loss forum. To learn whether or not Whey Protein can cause or facilitate hair loss, join in on this discussion topic. Feel free to offer your input and experience on this important topic.  

Bill Seemiller
Associate Publisher/Editor

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6 Comments so far:

  1. mohamed says:

    my weight is 82 kilos how many scoopes can i take a per day?I want know if the whey protein have a bad side effect

  2. Mohamed,

    In my opinion, there is no correlation between taking whey protein and hair loss. You can follow an interesting thread on this topic here:

    http://hair-restoration-info.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3466060861/m/40610779?r=40610779#40610779

    Check the information on the product label or consult with a physical trainer/doctor to determine your ideal serving size for whey powder. All protein supplements are not the same.

    Best,

    Anthony (youngsuccess)

  3. momo says:

    hello , i would like to know if it’s true to loss hair if i decide to take the whey proteine ???

  4. momo says:

    and what do u mean about moderation ???

  5. Momo,

    Frankly, there simply is nothing concrete to suggest Whey protein consumption is associated with hair loss. Various individuals share anecdotal stories (ie: I experienced a big shed when I first started taking Whey protein), but the fact of the matter is that nothing has been proven. As long as you aren’t taking supplements that alter hormone levels (like testosterone), it’s unlikely that you are altering hair loss via Whey protein. Additionally, I believe the term ‘moderation’ refers to using the protein in reasonable, recommended amounts. I suppose if you ingested large amounts of protein (far more than recommended), you could see some adverse effects. However, taking it in ‘moderation’ should be fine.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  6. Ashley says:

    I started taking two scoops a day (one in the morning and one in the evening) and I have a bald spot forming…I am going to the dermatologist today…but it might be from the protein because that is the only different thing I’ve been taking.

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