Perhaps your surgeon's office or support group recommended using a protein supplement long term, for the rest of your life. This email gives one of the reasons why. It's a great story -- told in the form of three emails between UNJURY and a customer.
If you have ever had hair loss, or want to avoid it, we hope you find this helpful. Late 2010To: Service@UNJURY.com
Subject: Coming Back to UNJURY I just wanted to let you know that I had been using Unjury during my first 2 years post-op after my RNY, but then (for the last year and a half) started using some other brands (partly to save some money).
I am a now a couple more years post surgery and for the last several months have been noticing that I am losing hair like crazy for no apparent reason! I have not significantly changed my diet or my vitamin regimen, and all my labs look so even my doctor did not know what to attribute the hair loss to.
Then, this weekend it hit me...what I had changed was the brand of protein supplement that I am using (I still use a supplement once every day...and occasionally twice per day). “...both of (the doctors) also found it interesting that the hair loss started when I switched away from Unjury to another brand and, it stopped after switching back to Unjury.” So, this morning I placed an order for 6 cannisters of Unjury. I am REALLY hoping that switching back to the Unjury will resolve my hair loss problem! If my hair starts to grow back after switching back to Unjury,
I will be sure to let you know! ~Janet Late 2010 Hi Janet, I do hope switching to UNJURY helps with the hair loss. There are of course other potential causes of hair loss besides low protein intake, but often we do find that good quality protein helps. If you wouldn’t mind, I would love to hear how you do! ~Jerome
August 2012To: Service@UNJURY.com
Subject: Coming Back to UNJURY I just wanted to let you know that a couple of months after I switched back to using only Unjury protein powder in my daily morning SF hot chocolate, my hair loss stopped. And within 6 months, I was noticing significant regrowth. All my lab work showed no nutritional deficiencies (even my protein level was fine, but as we know, the body will take protein from muscle if it needs it). The doctors didn’t have any good ideas for why, but both of them also found it interesting that the hair loss started when I switched protein powder and it stopped after switching back to Unjury. Yes, it might still be coincidence, but as you can see from the dates on the previous messages, that was some time ago and I have not had any hair problems since then! Even though my experience might be anecdotal, I personally believe that the protein powder does make a difference (and will be sticking with the Unjury). ~Janet