Melanin: origin, benefits, dosage and deficiencies

Melanin, origin, benefits, dosage and deficiencies

As we know, white hair and pigmentary and brown spots are the consequence of a lack of melanin. Help your hair regain color, prevent the appearance of new white hair and regain beautiful skin with a healthy glow thanks to melanin supplementation! In this article we reveal the origins of melanin as well as our precious advice from experts in micronutrition and the possibility of finding it in a hair food supplement.

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The origin of melanin

Melanin is produced by melanocytes, cells located in the hair follicles of the epidermis. Its synthesis takes place under the control of tyrosine: an amino acid. This amino acid is one of the natural pigments responsible for coloring hair, skin color and eyes and the type of melanin varies according to our origin and our genes (European, Asian, etc.). A melanin deficiency can cause various pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo , a disease favoring the appearance of white spots, we then speak of depigmentation of the skin, but also albinism since being albino is due to the absence of melanin on the surface of the skin. Melanin plays a protective role against skin damage such as UV rays during exposure to the sun, it protects against ultraviolet rays.

There are two types of sunlight: Uvb and Uva. These promote the appearance of pigment spots on the cells of the skin and can go so far as to cause serious dermatological problems such as skin cancer, which will necessarily require the intervention of a dermatologist. It is therefore essential to protect yourself to prevent the visible signs of skin aging such as wrinkles or age spots . Skin pigmentation can be influenced by genetic factors such as age, hormones , climate, season or excess sun exposure. However, the melanin level tends to be depleted over time and aggression.

When an absence of melanin is observed, generally occurs the graying then the whitening of the hair and body hair. We then speak of canities, a process of depigmentation of the hair. The hair then becomes dull, dull, gray or white. It then becomes necessary to provide high-dose melanin to darken the hair and promote the repigmentation of white and gray hair. This melanin synthesis can be increased topically by appropriate care , but for a less superficial action, it can be provided internally using melanin-based supplements such as our Melanin Absolute which is enriched with hydrolyzate of keratin naturally pigmented with melanin, the pigment responsible for skin and hair color , and used to slow down and conceal the appearance of gray hair on your scalp and to color the skin. This formula is suitable for all ages. 87% of subjects are satisfied after 4 months of treatment.

The benefits of melanin

It is important to provide melanin supplements to improve skin appearance , fight against premature aging of melanocytes and delay the appearance of white hair. Indeed, melanin is responsible for the pigment of the skin, hair, hair and tanning. It is for these reasons that it is necessary to supplement with natural and quality supplements to obtain melanin easily synthesized by the body.

Melanin is essential to the body since it protects against the harmful effects of the sun, itself responsible for various disorders, and it is also responsible for tanning. Unfortunately, we are not all equal in the face of the sun and depending on the type of skin , it is more difficult to optimize your tan. Light skin or white skin, or even very white skin, for example, has more difficulty getting a tan than dark skin or black skin . This is normal, the composition of melanin is different, and the sun's rays are less absorbed. Dark-skinned people will get less sunburn than a white-skinned person.

By supplementing, you will allow your synthesis to be increased but above all to make it stronger and allow you to assimilate the energy of UV rays to transform it into a tan and intensify as and when sun exposure. You can consume beta-carotene such as carrot which belongs to the carotenoid family and is ideal for boosting your tan. However, supplementing doesn't mean you shouldn't protect yourself from ultraviolet radiation , sunburn, and sun spots with topical cosmetics.

To avoid summer sunburn , always choose sun protection such as SPF50 sunscreen to avoid skin burns under the sun's rays and long-term damage to your skin cells. Warning: the use of self-tanner does not protect the skin and does not act like melanin! It stains the skin superficially and, if used excessively , can cause a blotchy complexion.

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Dosage, deficiencies

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In order to fight against the deficiencies at the origin of gray hair, we recommend consuming foods rich in vitamins B12, B6 and B8 but also supplementing with a melanin-based product . Nowadays, foods are no longer so rich and the nutrients we need daily are no longer provided in sufficient quantities.

Our Melanin Absolute is rich in vitamin B8, better known as biotin to strengthen the hair fiber, reduce hair loss and protect against free radicals and stress-related oxidation. Our laboratory has developed an innovative complex enriched with keratin hydrolyzate (constituent molecule of the hair fiber) naturally pigmented by melanin. A formula that significantly darkens hair color and has been clinically studied for its effectiveness . It is therefore interesting to take our Melanin Absolute for 4 to 6 months in order to activate cellular memory and provide the necessary nutrients to the hair bulb.

To prevent the appearance of the first gray hairs and reduce pigmentation disorders (pigmented skin, dotted with dark spots or brown spots ), and thus regain beautiful hair and a healthy glow , it is important to limit the consumption of nicotine. , to provide the necessary nutrients to the body, and to avoid external aggressions (sweeping, repeated staining, discoloration). Prefer vegetable colorings and protect your hair during a case of exposure and radiation. To remove pigment spots in winter, we recommend applying moisturizers but also deeply nourishing your skin with collagen. The treatment of stains is possible and recommended in winter since exposure to the sun's rays is less important than in summer. In summer, protecting the skin is essential. Use sunscreen with spf 50 protection factor, a powerful sunscreen is really the ideal ally to protect the dermis.

Also remember to moisturize and nourish your skin with a suitable cosmetic. You must use creams and cosmetics adapted to your skin type: combination, oily, sensitive, reactive, dark skin, black skin, white skin, and according to the types of spots on the skin: small spots, freckles, spots brown spots, brown spots, light spots, moles… And above all, don't forget to stock up on vitamin C and D for a real healthy glow every day!

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