Does creatine cause hair loss?
Many athletes supplement creatine in order to achieve the best possible muscle building goals. Nevertheless, some dietary supplements can have side effects. The myth that creatine causes hair loss also persists. Read here whether and what side effects creatine can really have.
Frequently asked questions
Will creatine cause hair loss?
Can protein powder cause hair loss?
What do bodybuilders take to combat hair loss?
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