Scientific Research Shows That Redheads Are Actually Genetic Superheros

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Scientific Research Shows That Redheads Are Actually Genetic Superheros

Written by: Kat Gal

You may know from Anne of Green Gables that it’s the best not to call a redhead “Carrot.” But did you know that redheads are actually special people?

About 1-2 percent of the population is redheaded and according to The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red by Erin La Rosa, people with red hair enjoy some pretty remarkable biological benefits.

What Makes A Redhead?

Red hair is caused by an MC1R gene mutation that is related to the pigment called pheomelanin. It is rare and special.

Why Are Redheads Superheros?

Research has found that redheads can tolerate pain better than others.

According to a McGill University study, they could handle pain 25 percent better than non-redheads in the study.

Further research at the University of Louisville has also discovered that they are more sensitive to temperature changes. They can predict winter sooner than your meteorologist.

They also produce more iD than others, hence why they handle the lack of sunlight in the winter better and can fight diseases, such as depression, MS, heart disease and the flu easier. They can also lose weight more successfully.

If you are a redhead, consider yourself lucky. If you know a redhead, celebrate their genetic superpowers.

Are you a redhead? Do you know any redheads? What superpowers do redheads have in your opinion besides what science has shown us? Share your experiences with us.

And remember, we’re in this together.

Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Professional Holistic Health Writer at Kat Gal Holistic Health Writer
Kat Gál is a professional holistic health writer who helps health, wellness and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach. Kat is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at katgalwriter@gmail.com.
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