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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I had hair loss from taking the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

I had hair loss from taking  the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

Wouldn't risk it: Supplemental creatine is generally marketed as a way to increase length of workouts & thereby cause faster muscle build-up. However, there is no proof that it works & in your case seems to have instigated a medical problem (alopecia). It stands to reason that you risk more hair loss if you restart. Propecia, (finasteride) to my knowledge, doesn't interfere with creatine, so there's still potential for hair loss ...Read more

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I had hair loss from taking the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

I had hair loss from taking the supplement creatine since it raises dht. I'm on Propecia (finasteride) now so would it be safe on hair to take creatine again?

Sure: That stuff about creatine promoting baldness is fantasy fiction. And you'll look better with muscle in any case. Nothing looks better than a trim, bulked, balding man with some well-groomed facial hair. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 30 years old and I suffer from hair loss, would taking a supplement that increases testosterone naturally cause more DHT? I also take Propecia.

Im 30 years old and I suffer from hair loss, would taking a supplement that increases testosterone naturally cause more DHT?  I also take Propecia.

Big problems: You report several concerns! You must discuss the information you presented to your Primary doctor. The doctor will help you feel much better when everything is under control! ...Read more

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I am taking finasteride 1mg for hair loss. So can taking a weightllifting supplement like nitric oxide be safe to take along with finasteride?

I am taking finasteride 1mg for hair loss. So can taking a weightllifting supplement like nitric oxide be safe to take along with finasteride?

Should be fine.: It is safe to take them at the same time. Finasteride reduces the activity of nitric oxide synthase in the body, which reduces circulating nitric oxide levels. Supplemental nitric oxide may reverse this, but there is little scientific evidence that supplements actually improve weightlifting gains. ...Read more

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I’m on testosterone replacement therapy. Will asking my dr for finasteride for hair loss offset any gains from supplemental testosterone?

I’m on testosterone replacement therapy.  Will asking my dr for finasteride for hair loss offset any gains from supplemental testosterone?

Not exactly: Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dht. This only occurs in certain tissues (scalp/skin ; prostate). It is thought that too much Dht causes hair loss. Using Finasteride shouldn't effect your energy level or muscle mass, however there are reports that it can effect your libido. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5?-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Propecia (Definition)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more