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13 Feb 2006

INFO ON MELANIN.
how can one decrease the amount melani in the body, i don't want to look like michael jackson but would like to be a little bit lighter. I hear the are medication or pills that one can take. Please advise.
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01 Jan 0001

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Firstly, I wont recommend trying anything like this without consulting a dermatologist first.

I'm not aware of any such tablets in SA registered for this use but some products are available on the internet.

Pallid Complexion Tablets are formulated using naturally derived active ingredients, known to inhibit Tyrosinase production within the skin. By reducing Tyrosinase activity, Melanocyte activity is also reduced. Melanocytes are responsible for creating Melanin, which gives skin it's dark color.

Other remedies include taking L-glutathione and vitamin C in High doses. Supposedly the Vit C dose is taken at double the dose of glutatione three times a day before meals.
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