Active use of protein supplements in combination with intense weight loads speed up the process of baldness in men. Both factors stimulate the production of the male hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Both substances at high concentrations lead to baldness, writes The Daily Mail.
Dihydrotestosterone, connecting with the cells of hair follicles, blocks the admission to it of nutrients. As a result hair falls out and the follicle ceases to produce new hair. Protein mixtures often contain creatine and dehydroepiandrosterone. These substances not only accelerate the muscle growth, but also increase the concentration of testosterone in the blood.
Note, protein supplements and power sports is not 100% guaranteed, early baldness, and the only one of the factors contributing to it. According to experts, the problem can be felt only if there is a genetic predisposition and the initial problems with hair growth.