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In an earlier post, Lee Eddler asked about melanin drugs for tanning. I understand and agree with the response completely - prescription drugs are not only dangerous, but illegal to take without a prescription. However, there are companies that advertise supplements for the body's production of melanin and argue that the diet of the avg. US citizen does not include enough of the nutrients to produce sufficient quantities of melanin. Are such supplements safe? If so, would they help to increase the body's production of melanin? Lastly, I am an undergrad student in my senior year of a bio-med sciences major, and I would greatly appreciate any links to sites about the organic chemical structure of melanin if such sites exist.
Re: More questions on melanin drugs for tanning
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