A new protein shake packed with ingredients that claim to stimulate hair growth is about to reach the British market.
Called “Help Hair”, the protein shake has been endorsed by leading hair transplant surgeon Dr Edward Ball who said there is “compelling evidence that it works”.
In the UK, over half of all men will experience some form of male pattern baldness in their lifetime and according to a recent study, it’s on of their biggest worries about ageing.
Dr Ball, Medical Director of The Maitland Clinic, said: “We are a nation of gym goers and protein shakes have experienced a real surge in popularity in recent years.
“While, on the face of it, a drink that promotes hair growth sounds too good to be true. It’s fair to say that there were those of us in the industry were sceptical when the shake was first announced.
“But there’s a reason that a growing number of hair transplant surgeons, particularly in places like the US and Belgium, are sitting up and taking notice – and it’s because the science stacks up.”
Traditional protein shakes caused many gym goers to worry last year as there were claims they could cause hair loss.
Dr Ball added: “Some shakes contain substances such as creatine and are made from heavily processed whey isolates.
“Traditional protein shakes can also produce an ‘anabolic’ state in humans, which not only stimulates muscle growth but also raises testosterone levels.
“This testosterone is converted in the body into Dihydrotestosterone, aka ‘DHT’, and it’s this dreaded DHT which is bad news indeed for those hoping to avoid pattern baldness.
“DHT will attach itself to a person’s hair receptor cells, which in turn blocks the absorption of essential nutrients and causes the follicle to shrink and die.”
However, this new type of protein shake promotes hair growth with ingredients like Niacin, folic acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic acid, Chlorophyl and a host of other vitamins and minerals, including zinc and Iodine.
Help Hair’s creator, Florida-based hair transplant surgeon Dr Larry Shapiro, said: “The Whey Protein Shake for hair loss nourishes the hair follicles with all the nutrients for rapid hair growth.
“And the shake provides vitamins and protein that make up the nutrition support for hair loss from menopause, post pregnancy, from stress and anaesthesia from surgery.”
While it is still to hit the UK market, Hair Help could be the answer to your hair loss worries.