I underwent cranioplasty surgery in December 2011 because of a road accident. Before that, I used to work out in the gym and post surgery, I restarted working out after consulting my doctor. I feel that my protein intake is not sufficient, and so plan to take whey protein. I heard that whey protein/ creatine intake increases dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which results in baldness. This could lead to my scar visibility. Is it true?
Pavan Kumar pudi.pa[email protected]
Whey protein, either the isolate or the concentrate, does not increase testosterone in the blood. However, protein shakes often contain additives such as inorganic growth hormones and creatine that promote the growth of muscle mass, and in doing so can also raise testosterone levels in the blood stream. These additives are not necessarily harmful, but in men with a family history of baldness, the hair loss can be accelerated. You should avoid shakes containing creatine.