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Why can't people with autoimmune diseases take melanin?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Wrong word

Melanin is producted by skin cells in response to sun light and is responsible for darkening the skin.
Melatonin is a hormone that has been linked in some studies as a possible cause for autoimmune hepatitis (liver disease). Persons who have already developed one autoimmune disease are at higher risk for developing another type of autoimune problem and this may be the origin of this recommendati.

In brief: Wrong word

Melanin is producted by skin cells in response to sun light and is responsible for darkening the skin.
Melatonin is a hormone that has been linked in some studies as a possible cause for autoimmune hepatitis (liver disease). Persons who have already developed one autoimmune disease are at higher risk for developing another type of autoimune problem and this may be the origin of this recommendati.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Melanin and autoimmu

Where did you read or hear this? Melanin is a substance that can be affected by autoimmune disease and ingestion of external melanin supplements will have no benefit, but I have not heard about this contraindication.
Did you discuss this with a rheumatologist?

In brief: Melanin and autoimmu

Where did you read or hear this? Melanin is a substance that can be affected by autoimmune disease and ingestion of external melanin supplements will have no benefit, but I have not heard about this contraindication.
Did you discuss this with a rheumatologist?
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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