Good Protein v Bad Protein
No two protein shakes are identical and will contain a range of different ingredients including different types and sources of protein. Different types of proteins have differing anabolic rates, and the more anabolic a protein is, the greater spike in your testosterone production it can cause. There is growing reason to believe that causing spikes in your testosterone levels like this can lead to greater conversion to DHT and accelerate your hair loss!
The most commonly found source of protein powder is Whey Protein. Whey comes in two different forms, Concentrate and Isolate. From the names alone its difficult to tell what the difference is between these two types of Whey Protein. One of them is more heavily processed to leave a higher percentage of protein in the powder, leading to a much higher anabolic rate than the other? But which is which? Let’s follow the journey from Milk to Whey Powder to explain the difference between the two.
Whey is most commonly found as a by-product of the cheese making process. Special enzymes, such as rennet, are added to the milk, that separate the liquid whey. Once the liquid whey has been removed, you are left with curds (casein) that are moved on to become cheese. The liquid whey is then pasteurized and then filtered to remove the fat and carbohydrates from the liquid. The water is also removed to leave us with a powder known as Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC). This WPC is on average composed of 30-40% protein.
Once the WPC has been produced, it can be ultra-filtered to remove even more of the fat and sugars from the powder. This leaves us with a powder known as Whey Protein Isolate (WPI), which has a much higher protein content at around 90%. WPI has been shown that it can lead to accelerated hair loss, due to its extremely high anabolic rate.
Help Hair Protein Powder only uses Whey Protein Concentrate. Start using Help Hair today as part of your supplement regime to accelerate your hair and muscle growth.