Able To Tan
Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:25 PM
In the last several weeks, I have been painting my house & swimming alot on the weekends. I am darker than I have ever been (doesn't take much) and I'm shocked.
A friend of mine suggested that is because I am now absorbing the vitamins and minerals I had been lacking and there is a connection between skin pigment and the vitamin B's. Anyone know if this is true?
Patty from Maine
Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:30 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 01:16 PM
I understand it is quite common for people with celiac disease to end up with Vitilego.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 02:04 PM
If you do a net search on vitiligo and celiac disease you'll see these can be connected. Found some info on the B's:
How pigment is made
Various vitamins, minerals and enzymes are needed. If an ingredient or the body cannot make it, then the finished product, melanin (pigement in the body that colors skin and hair) cannot be made.
Pantothenic acid, folic acid and B12 are the B vitamins used in melanin synthesis. About 21% of vitiligo (loss of skin pigmentation) patients are deficient in folic acid. Supplementation can improve repigmentation.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:00 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:57 AM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:13 PM
I know that my hair started growing again and got silkier when i went gluten-free. Maybe your hair and skin show a lot about your health just like the other topic about nails.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:29 PM
Not that it's good for me, but about 10 years ago, in my early twenties I attempted to tan in a tanning bed. I went alot, I think about 25 times. I barely changed color, so I just gave up. I've never really tried over the years, I'm still not, I was just out doing some painting and Voila "what is this?" Oh, it's a tan!
I too also noticed right away that my nails were growing faster. I think I'm becoming "normal" in some ways, ha, ha!
Patty from Maine
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