Whey Protein Isolate damages and accelerates hair loss

Dr. Larry Shapiro, a nationally recognized hair transplant surgeon and dermatologist in South Florida, announced today the results of a study that compared the Effects of Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) to Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) on Hair, which suggests that WPI, an ingredient found in many popular weight loss, meal replacement and body building products, is contributing to hair loss.  The results showed 94% of the subjects reported a moderate improvement in their hair's appearance after taking a daily or twice daily dose of an enhanced whey protein concentrate (WPC) for at least 4 weeks.  64% of the subjects reported healthier, stronger, fuller looking hair in that same time frame. To see the full study or blood tests for hair loss risk factors, go to www.drshapiroshairinstitute.com.

Dr. Shapiro's ground breaking discovery was featured on a health segment on ABC Channel 10 in Miami. To view the segment, go to: https://www.local10.com/

"Consumers need to be made aware that taking WPI can damage and accelerate hair loss. Through my research, we've discovered that a vitamin enriched WPC has a very positive effect on healthier, fuller looking hair," said Dr. Larry Shapiro, Principle Investigator of the Study.

Dr. Shapiro continued, "WPI contains highly concentrated amounts of amino acids that cause the body to increase production of testosterone, which breaks down into dehydroxytestosterone (DHT), a hormone that has been scientifically proven to cause hair loss."

"As a hair transplant surgeon we also noticed giving the WPC formula used in the study reduced the usual period of dormancy that follows a transplant," stated Dr. Shapiro.


Dr. Larry Shapiro


  1. psk psk India says:

    I totally agree with your research. I started taking on oats and whey which has WPI in it. Within 4 days my hair started falling out and thinned a lot. Before taking this protein my hair was thick and strong.

  2. alberto lonogan c. alberto lonogan c. Thailand says:

    i just ordered whey protein isolates because i believed that it helps my hairloss to recovered, but i just searched here that isolates accelerates hairloss. damn what do i do. is theres anything i can do not to harm my hair while intaking this isolates.

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