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Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss? What Does The Study Says?

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss

You may hear about the creatine sports supplement. Athletes who possess strong muscles such as soccer, basketball players, rugby players, and other athletics take creatine to develop muscle mass.   There is a question circle around the internet “Does creatine cause hair loss”. Before going for this question, let us know about creatine the natural chemical compound in our body, and its functions in the body.

People even ask questions such as:

  • How fast does creatine cause hair loss?
  • Does creatine monohydrate cause hairloss?

What Is Creatine And Its Function?

Creatine is a chemical compound that is naturally produced by our liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It is in the form of phosphocreatine stored in your skeleton muscles. It helps in the conversion of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to adenosine triphosphate. ATP is a compound that provides energy to the cells to achieve the processes like muscle contractions, nerve impulse propagation, and other chemical reactions. This creatine can also consume through your diet.

Here the creatine supplement comes; all athletes consume creatine supplements to enhance their muscle mass and improve athletic performance.

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

There is not enough evidence that creatine causes hair loss. Some personal experience and their results are the reasons for this question.

A study conducted on rugby players in 2009 reveals that the change in hormone levels has relation to hair loss. The hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which derives from testosterone is found to increase. It has some relation with hair loss. How is it has relation to hair loss?

The DHT combined with hormone receptors found in hair follicles shortens the hair growth cycles and makes the hair thinner and shorter. When it happens, you will see more hair falls than hair growth.

And also it is said that the genetic makeup can also be the reason for hair loss. Still, there is no clear study that creatine is causing hair loss, and there is a suggestion that increased DHT can cause hair loss. It requires further studies to conclude this.

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