Science shows there are many benefits to being a “ginger.”
Modern science has shown, however, that there are genetic benefits to having red hair. In her new book The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red, Erin La Rosa identifies the manifold benefits to having naturally red hair. These are the four superpowers of gingers:
- Due to the MC1R gene (which gives gingers their fiery hair color), redheads can endure more pain than non-redheads.
- According to a study out of the University of Louisville, gingers require 20 percent more general anesthesia. This means that gingers are more resilient people.
- Another study from the same university found that gingers are more sensitive to temperature changes, making them more able to predict seasonal changes.
- Thanks to their MC1R gene mutation, their bodies can produce more vitamin D in a shorter period of time; therefore, they require less exposure to it.
If you’re ginger yourself or know a ginger, stand tall and show off those superpowers.
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