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Increasing melanin.

  1. Nov 13, 2005 #1
    I am currently very pale and try to get as much sun exposure as i can without getting burnt but i never seem to get dark most probably due to my genes as i have blonde hair and blue eyes.

    Is there anything I can eat which will increase melanin production?
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  3. Nov 13, 2005 #2


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    Nope. Be careful about the sun exposure too...you don't have to get burnt to be putting yourself at increased risk of skin cancer.
  4. Nov 14, 2005 #3
    You would half to find a food which contains a melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Which if I am recalling correctly, may effect, or throw off balance your neuropeptides that could have a effect on everything from memory to weight gain. I know of no natural food source for MSH.
  5. Nov 14, 2005 #4
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