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Can soy protein cause hair loss?


#1

is it particularly good or bad for the hair?


#2

» is it particularly good or bad for the hair?

i have heard some strange stuff about soy, but i would not over do it, as with anything


#3

It is said to be rather good. because of a substance whose name is equol. (Bioflavonoids, I believe). But I am no specialist.


#4

» It is said to be rather good. because of a substance whose name is equol.
» (Bioflavonoids, I believe). But I am no specialist.

Jacob posted something a while back about the female hormones in soy being bad for hair, I think , not sure


#5

Maybe. But some articles are pro soy. Found this one.
http://www.soya.be/soy-baldness.php


#6

It is an important question, one that I have been wrestling with since reading articles provided by posters here and elsewhere: whether or not to stop using supplements which have photoestrogenic activity, like soy and fo-ti.

I have used soy, with less than average results. But I like fo-ti (shen min), because of its other properties unrelated to hair loss (such as energy, stamina). But I have decided to stop using it…for now, and see what kind of effect this has on my hair.

At present, I am taking just maca and vitamin E (specifically, tocotrienols).


#7

I’ve been using fo-ti as well for the past year and a half. I do not see any anti hairloss effect (or then it is neglectable and helpless when I ease off DHT inhibitors), nor any anti grey, nor any energetic effect.
I take maca as well. Do you find this one has pro libido effects? I don’t.
Where do you get your tocotrienols from?


#8

Shen Min has a Fo-Ti extract. 12:1 ratio. So it’s much more powerful than just raw Fo-Ti, which actually may have been to my detriment, assuming that this means there is more estrogenic activity present in the extract form.

Conversely, Maca should be taken in its natural raw form, not as an extract, to obtain its benefits related to hair loss.

I use TOCO-SORB from Jarrows.


#9

and its effect on hair… good? Bad? Innocuous?


#10

» and its effect on hair… good? Bad? Innocuous?

since it is a milk or cheese byproduct, thus similar to animal protein or actually animal protein, i would say its a complete protein but not to be overdone

animal protein is ok but not in excess, if it is taken in excess it causes uric acid to flood the bloodstream and causes a lot of shedding


#11

Even those that say soy is ok stress to use/take FERMENTED soy/soy products.

And there’s nothing wrong with whey. There are so many positives on whey there’s just no whey I’d give it up in any whey. Owhey?


#12

Sorry Jacob, but is soy milk a fermented soy product or is it considered raw?


#13

» Sorry Jacob, but is soy milk a fermented soy product or is it considered
» raw?

They do make such a thing(or you can make it yourself), but most out there are not fermented. It would say on the package if it is.


#14

» is it particularly good or bad for the hair?

i was taking up to 1 litre of soy milk, which is a substitute for milk, daily… i stopped… soy is bad news… too much estrogen…