Although the specific reason for going grey will vary from person to person.
One important aspect of the process is copper, which plays a major role in maintaining normal hair pigmentation. Significantly, people experiencing premature greying were found to have lower levels of serum copper[?]
Naieni, F. F., Ebrahimi, B., Vakilian, H. R. and Shahmoradi, Z., (2012), Serum iron, zinc, and copper concentration in premature graying of hair. Biological Trace Element Research 146, 30-34.
. By combining copper with other minerals, vitamins, a unique enzyme, and amino acid, scientists at Oxford Biolabs have created Melaniq®, a patent pending food supplement for hair pigmentation.
Role of Melanin in Prevention of Hair Greying
Copper is an essential element for the synthesis of melanin, the natural pigment that gives your hair it’s colour. Melanin is produced by specialised cells, called melanocytes, and only in the presence of the cupro-enzyme tyrosinase, which contains copper at its active side. The first step in the synthesis of melanin starts with tyrosine, which is also an activator of melanogenesis (melanin production). When your hair follicles are not getting enough nutrients and minerals (or under the influence of other factors), they stop making melanin. As a result, your hair turns grey.
How to support normal pigment production and slow down the process of greying?
The Melaniq® formula was specifically designed to support normal pigment production in hair follicles by supplying vital nutrients for melanin biosynthesis and hair health. In this way, the impact of factors contributing to greying can be reduced and the process of greying can be slowed down*.
Blend of ingredients, which contributes to the maintenance of a natural hair colour
The biosynthesis of melanin, the hair pigment, is dependent on the cofactor copper. Low levels of copper have been linked to greying hair and hence its presence is critical for the maintenance of a natural hair colour.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the medicines regulatory agencies. This product is not a drug or medicine, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This patent-pending food supplement contains nutrients that help to maintain a normal hair colour and healthy hair. Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation. Normal hair pigmentation is also characterised by non-excessive greying. Results may vary and are subject to your individual metabolism. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. Regarding risks and side-effects please see the package insert and ask your physician or healthcare specialist. Read full disclaimer. Read Legal Notices.