Scientists Reveal That Redheads Are Actually Genetic Superheroes

Did you know that only 1 to 2% of the population is red? A woman, Erin La Rosa, has recently published a new book called “The Big Red Book: In the Secret Society of the Reds”. In her book, she describes the fact that natural redheads should be proud to have red hair. She also writes about the biological benefits of ginger.


What makes a redhead?

No wonder redheads receive so much attention. They are obviously special and rare. The red curls are caused by a mutation in the gene called MC1R and are associated with a pigment called pheomelanin, which makes the hair red.

Although red-haired children may be embarrassed by their difference, they should be proud and celebrate their ginger. After all, they make up a rather entertaining band, including Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore, as well as fictional characters like Anne of Green Gables and Jessica Rabbit.

Are they really superheroes?

Erin reveals many interesting facts about being red. She points out that these are the “unicorns of the human world”.

In addition, she also believes that they are blessed in a more important way. She says that redheads are more effective than other pains because of the mutation in the MC1R gene that gives color to their hair.

In addition, a study conducted in 2003 by McGill University shows that women with natural red hair bear about 25% more pain than women who do not have red hair.

According to researchers at the University of Louisville, redheads need about 20% more anesthesia during surgery. This means that redheads are actually very resilient people.

Redheads are also more sensitive to temperature changes, according to a 2005 study by the University of Louisville.

These people are the first to inform others when winter comes. It may not be so nice for some, but it’s definitely a superpower! Who needs a meteorologist when your red-haired friend can tell you what to expect?

That’s not all, these people need less vitamin D than others and can produce more vitamins in less time thanks to the mutation of the MC1R gene.

Whereas most people suffer from vitamin D, an important vitamin that can fight against diseases such as MS, heart disease, flu, depression, fibromyalgia and even weight loss, the natural ability to produce vitamins is an added bonus.

When you read about all these benefits, all non-redheads want to be born like ginger. If you are a red, you should not only celebrate your beautiful hair, but also all the health benefits it brings you.