Monday, June 15, 2009

Minerals

Copper, iron, zinc and calcium all have a role in the pigmentation process. Low levels of zinc and copper have been linked with premature greying hair. Low levels of both minerals have also been found in de-pigmented skin. Iron is also low in de-pigmented skin and has a role in the activation of tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is a copper requiring enzyme and is essential in the pigmentation process.

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