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Plan C
11-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Hi all,

I've been shedding solidly for the last 2 months, which is odd as I haven't made any changes to my hairloss regime. I initially thought it might be a seasonal shed (if they exist), however this has persisted for too long. The only thing I can attribute it to is the fact that I've started hitting the gym 3-5 times a week, taking the following supplements:

Whey protein
Casein protein

Are any of these known to encourage hairloss?

Not giving up
11-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Hitting the gym itself could potentially raise test in the body and therefore DHT thus causing more hair fall. It's a bastard, trust me, I lift and it's like hairloss is trying to rob me of everything I love.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
11-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Exercise can alter your hormone levels. Also, many of the OTC supplements are not regulated so anything could be in them including variations on DHT.

11-24-2015, 10:36 AM
I went through the same thing. I stopped taking the supplements & I stopped shedding. I started eating boiled eggs to get my protein.