Melanin is a brown or black substance which is naturally found in the skin of Africans and people of color. This is the chemical that makes a person appear black. Although all humans regardless of race contain some levels of melanin in their bodies, it is highly concentrated in blacks. Melanin is not only found in the skin, but on other parts of the body as well, such as the hair and eyes. Melanin is also found in the (12) brain centers which energizes the body. Melanin is also contained in the nervous system, the genes, the intestines, the muscles, heart, kidneys, the liver, and in every major organ of the body.
Melanin is important because it’s the most primitive and universal pigment in living organisms. Melanin is produced in the pineal gland. Abundantly found in primitive organisms such as fungi, as well as advanced primates. For example, in vertebrates, melanin is not only present in the skin, eyes, ears, central nervous system, it can also be found in the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, thymus gland, adrenal gland, and the barathary gland. Melanin is abundantly present in the viscera, including the heart, liver, arteries, the muscles, and the gastrointestinal tract; thus, within each and every living organ which aids the human body melanin appears. Regardless of what color your skin appears to be, all genes in all creatures on this planet are black because they are coated with melanin.
The amount of melanin in the skin is one of the most variable of human traits, and many polygenes are involved. Groups of people or the population of the world were once classified according to the skin shade: Black (Nubians), White (Caucasians), Yellow (Orientals) and Red (Native Americans) etc… We must realize that just because this is the way they have classified people does not mean this is the way it should be. The hues of color of your skin depend on several factors. First is the amount of melanin in the outer layers of the skin. Melanin acts as a filter to prevent damage to the delicate deeper layers of the skin, by penetration of ultraviolet light.
There is more than one type of melanin. You have brain melanin, also known as neuromelanin, and you have skin melanin. Neuromelanin does not run parallel with skin melanin. Whether white, red, yellow, black, or brown, neuromelanin plays an important role in functioning of the brain, and nervous system. Melanosomes (small structures within the melanocyte cells where melanin is synthesized) find their way into the hair cells, giving them color. (Two types of melanin, one dark brown and one red, are responsible for all hair shades).
Pigments that contribute to skin color are called carotene, a yellowish hemoglobin, in blood vessels (pink-red), and melanin (black, brown, red). Darker skins are dominated by melanin, which is produced from the amino acid tyrosine, by pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Melanocytes are characterized by long, fixed extensions of the outer cell membrane. In humans, other mammals, and birds, melanin is dispersed permanently throughout each melanocyte, including the extensions, and is also, transported to nearby skin cells. In other words, if you increase the amount of melanin in the skin you become darker and vice versa.
So, what is so important about melanin? Melanin controls all mental and physical body activities. Melanin is an extremely stable molecule, and highly resistant to the digestion by most acids and bases, and is one of the hardest molecule to ever be analyzed. If you do not purify your melanin molecule, you will not heal your body of diseases.
In parts of Africa, India, and Australia the deposits of melanin in the skin is heaviest because the people have been exposed to the most intense sunlight for generations. Northern Europeans have the least amount of deposits in their skin are lighter, not to mention their weather is cloudy and cool. The thickness of the outer layer of the skin is also a factor. People with darker skin complexions have thicker layers of skin. And this is a factor alone enhances the skins filtering effect. The thinner the skin the least melanin. When the skin is very thin, the blood vessels show through and give a pinkish color. When an individual adapts to the shifting of the intensity of the sunlight, the skin becomes darker because they are exposed to more sunlight. That’s how you get suntans because it’s the result of both thickening and increasing the melanin in the skin. Keratin is the substance the nails of the fingers and toes are made of. It also appears in the outer layer of the skin. When keratin deposits are heavy, the skin has a yellowish, brown shade, as in the Mongolian populations. They have adapted along a different pathway to avoid the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. The reddish hue of the Native Americans results from a combination of keratin and melanin deposits.
Now, you might be asking yourself what does melanin have to do with ultra-violet light? Well, the DNA molecules are all covered with melanin. One of the things that melanin does is it actually absorbs ultraviolet radiation. Melanin is constantly reaching out towards the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Ultraviolet radiation has been found to be dangerous to protein. When protein is passed through ultraviolet radiation it actually causes the molecule to blend. Just like you have some of our sisters and brothers who go to hairdressers, killing their ethers just to get their hair done.
When your ethers are exposed to the chemical or protein structure in those perms and tents it causes it to lock into a certain position, then your hair will not change. That’s the same thing that happens to your chromosomes or genes. When ultraviolet rays are exposed to the chromosomes or the genes, in order for your genes to be able to do what they are suppose to do naturally, they have to be able to change. But when they are exposed to ultraviolet radiation they can’t. Thus when the time or need comes for it to change they will not be able to change. This will result in deformities in your body.
Melanin can also be toxic. Eating the improper foods or overeating can block your connection with the sun’s energy. When the sun’s energy cannot reach the melanin, diseases manifest. Melanin is deranged only when it becomes toxic. Any individual who might have toxic melanin will act in a very similar manner, that which is primitive, animalistic, and barbaric. It is a civilizing chemical when it is not toxic. It has physical properties, and personality traits, which distinguishes it from others. That’s why our bodies are dedicated to making melanin.
Vitamin B keeps melanin clean, not to mention good eating habits. Melanin is like a superconductor, or like a battery in a car. It always stay charged when it is exposed to things such as light, sound, color, and sun light. It will absorb it to the point where the melanin will actually absorb the additional energy and recharge it- self to a brand new level.
Your body has committed itself to creating melanin so you can survive. The melanin in your body is always partial charged. When you look about, things like sound, light, sunlight, or colors, the melanin will absorb the additional energy, and recharge itself, taking your body to another level. If you’re around sounds that aren’t good for you, your body reacts to it. People with melanin are walking radios and the very dark skinned people are very sensitive to the different types of radio frequency or thought patterns that are in the environment. So everything you do, everything you listen to, everything you eat affects you. It affects your melanin.
Melanin & Afrikan Physiology
The science of Afrikan biochemistry is based on the melanin biochemical molecule. Melanin is found not only in the skin, hair, and eyes, but it is also contained in many other vital organs of the body as well. It is in the nervous system, the spinal cord, the glands, the brain, the DNA, the muscles, intestines, heart, and liver. Its presence can be found throughout nature and is also found in many of our foods, such as plants, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. It is found in animals, in the soil, in the bark of trees, rivers, streams, and seas.
Dr Jewel Pookrum states, “when we eat certain foods that are not meant for us, it blocks our circuitry and causes us problems. We are protein and fat sparing. When we eat high amounts of animal fat and protein, we clog our circuitry and actually shorten our lives.”
Under the Egyptian system both food and people are understood within the language of “Ra” and its radiant energies, modified by the sun, the electromagnetic spectrum, the environment, and climatic conditions.
In the Egyptian system of health, a balanced diet is not determined by the presence of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. These nutrients are known to us by the Western standard of health. For the most part, Western nutrition comes out of laboratory analysis. The Egyptian system of nutrition comes directly from the sun. The science of Photo-biogenics allows us to eat a balanced diet naturally, guided by our African bio-chemistry.
Melanin in its most concentrated form is black. It is black because its chemical structure will not allow any energy to escape once that energy has come in contact with it. Melanin is a very old, extremely stable, biochemical polymer composed of smaller chemical species in varying amounts, e.g. tyrosine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, serotonin, melantonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine also called adrenaline. It responds to and absorbs light, sound, and electrical energy and uses this energy in the body as food. Melanin can convert light energy into sound energy and back again. It has semiconductive properties outside the body. This means that it behaves like a conductor at times and may conduct electricity. It also behaves like an insulator in that it will not allow electrical current to pass through its structure, similar to rubber and plastic insulators. Melanin can bind and release many of the known elements that are essential for proper body metabolism. It can also produce or neutralize radiation or free radicals (antioxidant effect) and is generally present at the site of tissue repair, regeneration of cuts and wounds, and infectious diseases.
Melanin in the human body is synonymous with chlorophyll in plants. Chlorophyll functions as a converter of solar energy and is essential for maintaining the vitality of the plant. Thus, no flora without chlorophyll exists on this planet. White leaves do not exist. Green pigment chlorophyll is necessary for all vegetation. Melanin, on the other hand, is a converter of physical energy. It is responsible for manufacturing and sustaining human life and it keeps the Black human in constant contact with the natural, radiant energies of the Universe.
Melanin is important for proper human physiology. On the molecular level the electrons in melanin molecules orbit and rearrange themselves. They undergo what is called resonance. This rearrangement of electrons causes certain energy shifts in the body. This energy is then used in metabolism and cellular organization. Melanin depends on nitrilosides to keep itself clean. When we eat synthetic or overcooked foods, we don’t get enough B vitamins and a lot of toxins are not removed. When melanin becomes toxic, it adversely affects the biochemistry such that the individual becomes susceptible to a host of diseases. As melanin becomes toxic, it is blocked from making the energy changes that are needed and this can result in dysfunction and disease.
According to Dr. Laila Afrika, Blacks have specific nutritional and dietary needs. These nutritional needs arise because we have specific bodily differences as compared to other races and cultures. For example, over 70 percent of Black people (worldwide) cannot digest cattle milk. In addition, the intestinal florae (bacteria, virus, fungus and yeast) that naturally live in Black people’s intestines are unique to Blacks. “Subsequently, Blacks assimilate food in the intestines differently. Also, despite centuries of living in countries outside of Afrika, their intestinal florae are the same as it was in their ancestor’s stomachs 2,000 years ago. Melanin (black colour pigment) is obviously most abundant in Blacks. This melanin aids in protecting Blacks, from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It also increases the speed of nerve and brain messages which are transmitted between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and all signals transmitted throughout the bodily nerve network. Black people’s blood crystallizes differently from white people’s blood. These are some of the many reasons why Blacks have unique nutritional, medical, and dietary needs.
In the past, melanin was considered by western scientists to be a waste product of body metabolism and served no useful function within the body. Recently, however, scientists have discovered that melanin is a refined, complex, multifunctional chemical that has a wide variety of important functions within the human body and in the environment. All aspects of our lives are centrally involved and controlled by melanin. One property exhibited by melanin, which is critically important to the well-being of the Afrikan, is its ability to combine or chemically react with various drugs and chemicals. Melanin is a storehouse of neurotransmitters (brain signals) and releases them into the body when other sources are depleted. Toxic drugs and chemicals such as pesticides, food additives, recreational drugs and pharmaceuticals can alter and change melanin’s chemical structure, its electrical charge, and electronic configuration thus altering many life-supporting activities. Therefore, it is important that we keep all melanin centres and organs functioning properly for good mental and physical health.
Light-energy has a different effect on black bodies than it does on whites or non-melanized people. This fact plays an important part, in the significance of treating Africans with the science of Photo-biogenics. Black chemistry research has discovered that melanin reflects the entire electro-magnetic spectrum which is composed of cosmic-rays, gamma-rays, micro-rays, x-rays, ultraviolet rays, infrared rays, light rays, and radio rays. These waves exist naturally throughout the universe and the length and size of the waves vary tremendously from the most minute to the extreme of several miles. The visible spectrum of white light only represents a small section of the full electro-magnetic spectrum, but the total spectrum which includes white light is black light, and melanin is the solid form of this total spectrum of black light. Thus, our bodies reflect the total electro-magnetic spectrum.
The ancient Egyptians realizing this, treated and nourished the human body with “Radiant Principles.” According to the Book of Coming Forth by Day, “In the most hidden parts of man dwells his own reality, his eternal being, his real self. This hidden spiritual nature is Ra.”
The ultimate goal of Photo-biogenics (the study of how light affects black bio-chemistry) is the understanding of self, and the relationship between the life-force (Ra) and our spiritual nature, which cannot be attained as long as our eating habits are guided by irrationality.
The truth about Melanin is up to now a closely kept secret, for Melanin is Blackness itself, that is to say, the single chemical responsible for colouring the skin pigments in black people, melanin is the human’s only protection from the natural rays of the sun. It also possesses the unique ability to absorb various energy sources and convert these absorbed energies in to re-usable energy, this includes mediums such as; Music vibration and sound waves, the sun rays, sun heat, light rays etc.