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Low Anabolic Profile in Assessing a Patient’s Overall Hair Loss

  • Lawrence J. Shapiro
  • Douglas B. Shapiro
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Abstract

Today’s society recognizes how supplementation affects the body physiologically; conversely, society does not understand the hidden side effects supplementation has on hair. This scientific paper investigates and explains how hair loss is affected by various supplements. This paper was written in order to provide current and future hair loss professionals with an understanding of the numerous biochemical pathways that cause hair loss and a method to evaluate, educate, and correct patients, resulting in hair loss prevention, growth, and/or faster regrowth. Supplements previously studied were included in this paper and explored further with relativity to the hair. These supplements include anabolic steroids, creatine, growth hormone, androstenedione/similar prohormones, whey protein isolate, arginine, ornithine, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), carnivores versus vegetarians, soy, iodine, egg whites, and caffeine. In finding, particular supplements have a negative effect on hair loss (as illuminated through various metabolic pathways presented in this research). Specifically, whey protein isolate, growth hormones, and anabolic precursors result in the highest amount of hair loss. Supplemental hormonal modulation of hair regrowth (HMH) is the next step in hair loss prevention.

Keywords

Hair loss from dietary supplements Helphair.com 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Shapiro’s Hair InstituteDelray BeachUSA

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