How correctly to restore melanin folk remedies and tablets
Good afternoon to all of you, especially to my loyal dear readers! For today’s article, I would like to discuss things about a substance called melanin. This substance is widely known as the dictates the color of your eyes and hair. Melanin also participates in metabolic processes when we are sunbathing. The substance is also a kind of protection for in our body from external influences such as sunlight. So, I will tell you further details about such things and how we could restore it.
The content of the article:
- What is melanin?
- What effect does melanin have on the human body?
- What are the causes and signs of a lack of melanin in the body?
- How can I return the melanin level to its previous level?
- Instead of concluding
What is melanin?
Scientifically speaking, melanin is a complex polymer came from the amino acid tyrosine and is also a broad term for the group of bodily pigments commonly found in vast kind of organisms. These pigments are formed through melanogenesis – a multistage chemical process in the body. In addition, it serves as a protective pigment for UV rays that damage DNA.
This substance or pigment is contained by the skin (epidermis), hair, and retina (for vertebrates). It is known to be one of the most important elements of the human body that protects us away from external factors. Science specialists keep on repetitively proving the importance of this substance in our system.
Basically, there are three types of pigments such as eumelanin, pheomelanin, and neuromelanin. Those pigments differ depending on the shade level.
In the skin of a Caucasoid race, melanin substance is represented in very small size, on the other hand, Africans’ entire epidermis is almost filled by it. The pigments that are responsible for the hue of the hair can be found in the cortex while the pigments that are responsible for the colors of the eyes can be located either in the frontal or 4th or 5th layers of the eyes.
In this scenario, the eyes could either be color blue or brown depending on the situation. In the case of unequal distribution of the said matter, eyes could either become green or gray.
In fact, the albinism phenomenon occurs in a person which has congenital problems with the production of melanin. Albinos could easily be recognized by looking at the absence of pigmentation on their bodies. A person with such a condition could suffer from undeveloped immunity and other health problems.
The excess production of melanin is fraught with serious negative health potentials and consequences because skin tends to produce melanocytes which can be congenital or acquired.
If your body produces excessively too much amount of melanin, then your skin would be darker. Besides, reasons such as pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and prolonged exposure to intense sunlight are some common reasons why women get darker. Instances such as hormonal imbalance, inflammation processes, and aging are claimed to be contributing factors as well.
What effect does melanin have on the human body?
Melanin is not just the substance we thought as a contributor to dark color in the skin. In spite of the fact of its effect, it has various effects on the human body. We shall discuss some effects in the following paragraphs.
First and foremost, these substances alleviate the symptoms of stomach ulcers, greatly strengthens human immunity, and prevent the development of cancer cells in the body and metastases from spreading. Also, it has a positive effect on human health specifically for those who suffer from a stroke.
Moreover, the substance could also help in restoring the balance of blood sugar and promotes the normalization of the digestive system. Lastly, it greatly helps to rejuvenate the body and ensures a good mood and health of a person as well.
What are the causes and signs of a lack of melanin in the body?
The reasons for the lack of pigment are:
- Lack of vitamins B, A, C, E and D;
- Improper functioning of the metabolism in the body;
- Misuse of hormones;
- A large number of stressful situations;
- Malnutrition, lack of magnesium;
- A sedentary lifestyle, too rare outcrops in the sun;
- Bad genes.
Symptoms by which it is possible to identify a deficiency in the body of melanin:
- Excessive exposure to sunburn;
- Uneven sunburn;
- Too light skin tone and spots on it;
- Wrinkles and gray hair at a young age;
- Dim iris color.
How can I return the melanin level to its previous level?
There are many ways to restore the melanin balance in the body:
- You can start eating foods that promote the synthesis of matter;
- You can begin to lead a more lively lifestyle and abandon bad habits;
- There is an opportunity to use medicines or additives that promote the reproduction of melanin in the body.
But do not make decisions about using drugs without consulting a specialist, otherwise you risk seriously ruining your health.
For us to have a continuous synthesis of Melanin at an optimal level, eating the right amount and kinds of food is essential particularly to the ones with tyrosine and tryptophan. Such products are as follows.
To recover the level of melanin in the body if there’s a depletion, it is necessary to eat plenty amount of fruits and vegetables with a high content of vitamins A, C, and E. This such substance contained in the epidermis can be boosted by vitamin B10 and sunlight.
The substance is in the following products:
- Rye bread;
- Products in which there is copper (seafood, beverages from cocoa beans, nuts and others).
Restoration of the melanin synthesis by the introduction of certain foods on the diet would be the gentlest way to achieve the appropriate outcome. However, this method is not suitable for the people which experiencing allergies. Also, you should take note to avoid eating food that appears to have or contributing to the production of melanin such as salty foods, confectionery, and alcoholic beverages.
Keeping your melanin in the body balance could be prompted by frequent walks under the sun, therefore, a mobile way of life is to reject that habits as it boost and your melanin imbalance.
If you are working or with an occupation that operates under extreme sunlight, you may always opt to take vitamins such as A, C, and E so that conditions could still be regulated while promoting healthy skin. It is good that you should know that prevention is better than cure. As being said, if exposure to extreme sunlight is not necessary, then you go keep away from it instead.
Medicines and biological additives
You are in the stage where depletion or losing of melanin content, you probably have to take some prescribed medications. Basically, it will target your body’s missing stock and replenish the lost vitamins and minerals. However, before you start taking medications, you should come first to a doctor before anything else as they will rule out your entire medication process to avoid incorrect reactions and promote good treatment.
Based on a study in 2012 by the Phototherapy Research, hyperpigmentation from melanin can be reduced by taking turmeric. It could be happened by taking turmeric extracts from zingibers and drink it.
Moreover, it is also essential for you to know that there are unwanted and unnecessary remedies or operations you could possibly do in your own houses such as wearing bleach, and any substances with ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
Instead of concluding
After reading this article, I hope that you learned enough about what melanin is and how we could possibly deal with it in different cases. Since we know now all the important things we should benefit from this substance, nevertheless we must also consider the potential causes and signs of when it’s lacking.
Do not forget that the state of health is in your hands. Lead the right way of life by eating right and having a good lifestyle. Do not hesitate to contact your doctors if you have any problems, and unpleasant feelings in your daily life.
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- My hair loses melanin content, what can you recommend to eat for the restoration of the pigments? – Eating food with rich in iron can help to boost your melanin production such as Fortified Breakfast Cereal, Tofu, Bean, Baked Potatoes, etc.
- What will happen if got a low level of melanin? – Since melanin is vital for the protection of skin from disease, having a deficiency of melanin could increase your risk of having skin burn and irritations.
- Recently, I manage to observe that my skin looks like lacking in melanin, what could be the possible cause? – An article in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology proved that vitamin C could reduce tyrosine level (prevents melanin formation), ergo, may the reason it that you had too much intake of vitamin C that prohibited the continuous activity of tyrosine.