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Melanin (Definition)

This is the normal dark pigment of the body which gives it its color and sunprotection as well. Albinos may lack this pigment and have significant health consequences due to that. Some internal organs or color with melanin such as the choroid of the eye and the meninges of the brain. Melanin producing cells can cause ...Read more


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How can I reduce melanin in my eyes?

How can I reduce melanin in my eyes?

Not a good idea: The level of melanin in your eye (such as your eye color) is genetically determined and cannot be changed. Not sure why you would want to reduce the melanin in your eyes. Its both normal and healthy to have melanin. As a matter of fact, people who have no melanin have a condition called albinism and can have significant eye problems as a result of the lack of melanin. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the melanin in my eyes?

How can I reduce the melanin in my eyes?

You probably can't: If you are referring to the dark pigmentation that can occur on the while of the eye (sclera) similar to freckles or a birth mark, it's not likely that you can reduce or eliminate it except in extreme cases where surgery can be performed. ...Read more

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Can I change dark brown eyes to blue eyes naturally? Can I reduce melanin?

Can I change dark brown eyes to blue eyes naturally? Can I reduce melanin?

Long time dream: This is not possible with current pharmacology or technology. You can wear color changing contact lenses although I would not call that "Natural". ...Read more

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How to reduce melanin in iris?? Or how can change my eye color permanently???

How to reduce melanin in iris?? Or how can change my eye color permanently???

Can't: No. There is no elective medication to change eye color. In individuals affected by the disease glaucoma, a therapeutic agent used to lower eye pressure, called a prostaglandin analogue, has a side effect of changing iris color. If you need glasses to see well, you could discuss with an ophthalmologist wether contact lenses are right for you. These can be colored. ...Read more

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What will happen to eyes with very little melanin?

What will happen to eyes with very little melanin?

They could have pink: Irides or albino light eye colors. They will be very hypersensitive to light and sunshine. ...Read more

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What color would someone eyes be if they did not have melanin?

Albinism: Patients with minimal pigment have very light colored irises. Albinism is an example. ...Read more

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Is melanin on the skin the same as the melanin that forms in your eyes?

Is melanin on the skin the same as the melanin that forms in your eyes?

Melanin deposition: Yes. Melanin is melanin, and if you are having scleral deposition of melanin, it is the same chemical composition as the melanin in the skin. ...Read more

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Does a decrease in melanin lighten your eye colour?

Does a decrease in melanin lighten your eye colour?

No effect: Melanin is largely constant after infancy throughout the body including the eye color. There is differential clumping which is responsible for tanning but this is not due to a change in the amount. If you melanin were truly lightening, the eye color would remain the same. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop producing melanin for eye color?

Is it possible to stop producing melanin for eye color?

No: Your eye color is primarily genetically determined. You cannot control the amount of melanin in your iris. ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase melanin or change eye colour from green to brown?

Is it possible to increase melanin or change eye colour from green to brown?

No: No. There is no elective medication to change eye color. In individuals affected by the disease glaucoma, a therapeutic agent used to lower eye pressure, called a prostaglandin analogue, has a side effect of changing iris color. If you need glasses to see well, you could discuss with an ophthalmologist wether contact lenses are right for you. These can be colored. ...Read more

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Which foods/vitamins reduces skin melanin production for whitining and glowing skin?

Which foods/vitamins reduces skin melanin production for whitining and glowing skin?

Embrace who you are: You're in your physical prime and the last thing you need is to let somebody make you unhappy over the color that nature and your genes gave you. Nothing's going to make your skin "glow" -- that's language from ads targeting suckers. Diet won't change your skin color, if you try bleaches you can disfigure yourself, and 95% of a man's looks are about fitness. Lance Gross (photo) isn't complaining. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods reduce to stop melanin production in skin?

Foods and melanin: None that I have ever heard of or read about. ...Read more

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Intake of which food/vitamins reduces skin melanin production for whitening and glowing skin?

Intake of which food/vitamins reduces skin melanin production for whitening and glowing skin?

See below: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. But do not expect any of this to lighten your skin. ...Read more

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How can I increase melanin production?

Melanin: Spend some time in the sun. Sunlight is what gives pigmentation to skin, and color. Spending time in the sunlight will cause your body to increase the production of melanin since melanin is the body's defense against UV rays. Increased pigmentation can be observed in individuals after only five to ten minutes of exposure to mid day sun. ...Read more

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How can I decrease melanin production?

Avoid sun exposure: Exposure to UV light is a trigger for melanin production. If you are naturally dark skinned, there may not be a healthy way to reduce the melanin production.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does Accutane do with the production of melanin in our skin?

What does Accutane do with the production of melanin in our skin?

Does not effect: Accutane has no effect on melanin production. It decreases sebum production which leads to smaller pore sizes and less oil in skin. ...Read more

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What are the pituitary hormones that stimulate the production of melanin in the body?

What are the pituitary hormones that stimulate the production of melanin in the body?

Melanocytes: Melanin is produced by melanocytes located in your hair, eyes, and skin. It is the pigment that is responsible for skin color. They are not produced by the pituitary.
You might be thinking of melatonin which is produced by the pineal gland and is responsible for the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. I hope this useful. Take care and well wishes. ...Read more

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What foods increase melanin production?

None: The body will produce all the melanin it is programmed to produce from all but the most stringent diets. No food will enhance this as the body is very efficient at doing this. ...Read more

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What foods can increase melanin production in the body?

None: The body will produce all the melanin it is programmed to produce from all but the most stringent diets. No food will enhance this as the body is very efficient at doing. ...Read more

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How could skin change color without a change in melanin production?

How could skin change color without a change in melanin production?

Spray tan: There are several brands in every pharmacy. Overload with silver or iron cause peculiar color changes. Swimming in grape juice works for me. ...Read more

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How can the skin change color without a change in melanin production?

Skin color: There are other pigments that contibute to skin color besides melanin. For example, people can get brownish discoloration on their lower legs from hemosiderin which results from bleeding into the skin and degradation of the hemoglobin. Liver disease can lead to jaundice which would be a yellowish color. Some medication can color the skin. ...Read more

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In what way can skin change color without a change in melanin production?

Medical problems: If you have liver damage or certain types of cancer, kidney failure, anemia, and other medical conditions you can have changes in your color tones. Hormone medication as well as pregnancy can cause melasma and some prescriptions can also give those side effects. Speak with your doctor about your medical condition, medication list, or diet (too many carrots) and see if you can get help with this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production. Please suggest me medicine?

I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production. Please suggest me medicine?

Need to know why: We need to know why this is occurring. There can be a variety of reasons. You can discuss with your dermatologist, your primary physician, and see if there is an answer to help clarify this. ...Read more

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How to control over water/tear production (for eyes)?

How to control over water/tear production (for eyes)?

Depends what's causing it: Different medical conditions can cause epiphora, which is increased tearing of the eyes. It could come from anatomical tear duct issues, post-radiation therapy, meibomian gland dysfunction, or ocular rosacea and blepharitis, or environmental, work related issues like extended computer use causing decreased blinking, or decreased hormones. Treat the cause to prevent the condition. Use lubricating tears too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to control over water/tear production (for eyes)?

Can you tell me how to control over water/tear production (for eyes)?

Dry eye: The most common cause of tear production is dryness, but there are other causes. I would see your ophthalmologist to see if you have a nasolacrimal obstruction. ...Read more

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What food/supplement can increase production of melanin the pigment.?

What food/supplement can increase production of melanin the pigment.?

Don't know any: But most people who have some melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) can stimulate them to produce more with exposure to the sun. Fair skinned people must be careful not to burn. The sun can promote health or illness depending on your skin & the amount if sun. ...Read more