Did you Know? #MelaninPower
I bet you didn't know that the melanin in your skin, is worth MORE than gold or diamonds!
No artificial method creates melanin although American scientists receive millions in annual grants to attempt it for the extraordinary health benefits it provides. In pharmaceutical arenas Melanin is worth more than gold, platinum, uranium and diamonds per ounce. Melanin in its different forms protects the dermis from the harm of UV rays and free radicals caused by climate change ozone depletion or sun overexposure, which allows those blessed with an abundance of it to avoid losing elasticity and preventing premature aging, as well as the appearance of premature wrinkles and expression lines (thus the saying “black don’t crack”).
The only factors that affect melanin production are genetic meaning you are born with a healthy amount of Eumelanin and, adequate intake of vitamin D or exposure to the sun if you are of African, Aboriginal, or of Indigenous melanated descent such as Southeast Asian, Polynesian or Non-Albinoid Dravidian descent. Melanin is the most studied discovery in the current scientific world. Melanin helps you see a wide spectrum of colors (Melanin is what makes the eyes appear dark. The purpose of Melanin in the eyes (retina) is to absorb light and convert it to neural signals), ability of retaining more information in our brain (memory), age much slower, taste more flavors in your foods. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed more melanin meant quicker reflexes, more sensitivity to the forces of your other families in nature, higher mental abilities, higher physical abilities, more resistance against diseases, more pleasurable sex, quicker processing of information, more rhythmic, ability to obtain energy through sunshine and music.
The following are dietary substances that increase healthy melanin production.
LYSINE: Lysine, encoded by the codons AAA and AAG, is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It contains an amino group, an acarboxylic acid group, and a side chain lysil, classifying it as a charged, aliphatic amino acid. Lysine is also taken by mouth to improve athletic performance.
VITAMIN A: vitamin A, an important nutrient responsible for restoring and maintaining melanin in the body. According to "The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs" by the Reader’s Digest Association, vitamin A increases melanin production and inhibits the formation of melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Raw carrots, tomatoes, red peppers, apricot, papaya and mango are some of the plant-based foods that are rich in vitamin A. Combining these with Hemp or Hemp Milk fatty acids helps your body absorb the nutrient.
VITAMIN C: Include vitamin C foods such as citrus in your diet. This essential vitamin plays a significant role in protecting cells of the skin and blood. Some fruits rich in vitamin C include oranges, mangos, grapefruit, papaya, kiwi and strawberries (which also provide folate for healthy births). Some vegetables high in C are fresh chili peppers kale, bell peppers, dark leafy greens. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body.
ZINC: Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Yogurt, chickpeas, cashews cocoa, dark chocolate, Korean beef, oysters, mushrooms, chicken and spinach are high in zinc. Health Benefits of Zinc. The health benefits of Zinc include proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, control of diabetes, reduction of stress levels, energy metabolism, and an increased rate of healing for acne and wounds. In the eye, zinc is stored in melanin pigment. Lack of zinc and melanin is present in patients with age-related macula- degeneration.Both, zinc and melanin, protect the eye from oxidative stress caused by light exposure, by several different mechanisms.
Oregano Oil: Research supports oregano oil as a powerful tool against microbes and other harmful organisms.  By supporting immune function, your body will more successfully remove harmful organisms before it can attack tissue like the pineal gland. To restore your pineal gland, you first need to eliminate sources of fluoride and cut out junk foods, especially soda replacing it with Teas, lemonade or natural fruit juices. This reduces the chance of gland calcification. Couple this with an alkaline diet drinking plenty of spring water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. Naturopathy expert the late Dr. Sebi suggests drinking a gallon of spring water a day
This summer and everyday, protect your melanin by eating well and wearing sunscreen.