Melanin Myth #7: Viagra is made from melanin

This is part seven of a ten part series of posts on myths about melanin. As number seven this myth shows how strange and out there these myths can be. It also shows how easy it is to debunk them, sometimes. There are claims being spread such as “Viagra is made from melanin” or “viagra … More Melanin Myth #7: Viagra is made from melanin

Melanin Myth #5: Melanin Is Related To Sunlight

This is part 5 of a ten part series on the myths surrounding melanin. This myth claims skin Melanin levels are related to sunlight. Are skin melanin levels really because of sunlight? Depends. If you look at the Fitzpatrick Scale it tells you everything you need to know. There are six different skin types according … More Melanin Myth #5: Melanin Is Related To Sunlight

Melanin Myth #2: Melanin Injections

This is part two in a ten part series on the myths being spread surrounding melanin. Apparently, the need to inject melanin motivates melanin thieves. Well okay. Technically, yes, you can take a hypodermic needle, fill it with melanin and inject it into your body. But guess what? That won’t do anything. Anyone who does … More Melanin Myth #2: Melanin Injections

What is the Oduno Scale?

The Oduno Scale was “gratefully” named for Tarik A. Oduno. He is so honored because, he had the presence of mind to ask us a question which led to the scale’s creation. While we were still gathering our awareness around the idea melanin, the aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor that makes people black is worth … More What is the Oduno Scale?

The Melanin Harvesting Urban Legend: A Hoax Deconstructed, A Myth Busted, A Scam Exposed

Before the March 13, 2011 airing of PBS’ 15 minute short film “White” there was no mention of melanin thieves harvesting melanin. … More The Melanin Harvesting Urban Legend: A Hoax Deconstructed, A Myth Busted, A Scam Exposed