I talked to Will Brink, a creatine expert, to find out if using creatine causes hair loss.
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Alex Rogers (Protein Factory CEO):
And this is a big question, I get this all the time, is hair loss. People want to know, and
you search it up on Google, it’s very, very asked question.
Yeah, yeah. You know thatAlex Rogers, President of Protein Factory:
What can you tell us about creatine and hair loss?
Yeah, so that’s a good question. That’s an important question. I don’t dislike a lot of studies in terms of
this girly dislike them, but man, I hate that (beep) creatine and hair loss study. Because here there’s one
study… Okay, so we got thousands of creatine papers. Not a one has ever shown hair loss. You got this
one study that was done in rugby players, one study, that’s what we got. I don’t know, it’s been over 20
years. That found that the DHT levels went up in these rugby players, not that high, it stayed within
physiological range, that is the DHT levels were still normal. And from that day forward, no matter what
you tell people, they will associate creatine with hair loss. And that is literally it. There was one study,
like I say, the DHT levels for whatever, and they gave them really high dose. So they were doing I think
like 20 grams. It was like 20 or 30. It was very high doses. And the DHT levels stayed within, like I say,
within normal range anyway.
And you’ve got another, I don’t know, whatever, a hundred studies or whatever, never found it.
Therefore, there is really no evidence that creatine causes hair loss, nada. Now, there was a study, I
always wondered why somebody didn’t reproduce that study because it’s gotten a lot of attention and a
lot of interest. And I always wondered why someone didn’t go and reproduce that study. And there was
one in the works, which I was glad to see. I don’t know if it’s… I’m glad you brought it up, because I
should go look. I did see that somebody was… Because you can go look at studies that are in progress,
that have not been done yet, on the government database. And there was somebody, there was a lab
that was actually going to be reproducing [inaudible 00:02:04]. I don’t know if it was done or not, I’ll
have to look. But obviously I’d be curious to see if they got it done. And I expect the results to be what
all the other say.
So that’s the answer. Like you say, literally one study that gave them a ridiculous dose of creatine and
that did not find that the DHT levels even went… Stayed within normal boundaries and stuff. And yet
people have, well men, have just lost their minds over it. So that’s [inaudible 00:02:33] the answer.
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.