Thanks to its cyclic nature, the tanning peptide remains in the body for a while and breaks down slowly, meaning only a few doses will produce a noticeable effect. And, it’s said to improve libido amongst other sexual health benefits.
- Increases melatonin levels
- Protects against UV rays
- Supercharges tanning potential
- Alters pigmentation without UV exposure
- Improves libido
Product Name: Melanotan II
Molecular Formula: C50H69N15O9
Melanotan II is a synthetic analogue of the naturally occurring α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone that results in a safe increase in the amount of natural melanin in healthy adults.
This means that the Melanotan II compound helps protect the skin and organs from UV rays whilst enhancing tanning effects.
Melanotan II acts as a non-selective agonist of the melanocortin receptors, MC1, MC3, MC4, MC5.
It produces melanogenesis, the production of the pigment melanin, through the activation of the MC1 receptor.
Both Melanotan and Melanotan II have been shown in the clinical setting to increase pigmentation even without exposure to UV light. However the process of tanning progresses much more quickly with UV exposure. The increase in pigmentation is largely proportional to the concentration of melanocytes within certain areas of the skin and as such areas with higher concentrations of melanocytes will see greater increases in pigmentation.
The cyclic nature of this peptide means that it is not quickly broken down and degraded by natural proteases and even just a few relatively low dosages can be administered to achieve a significant effect. Even patients given only five low doses of this peptide every second day saw significant tanning activity in a 1996 study.
An additional reported benefit of this peptide has been an increase in libido and sex drive in adult subjects.
It was initially developed as a drug candidate for female sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction. These observed sexual effects are thought to be related to its ability to activate the MC4 receptor, though the MC3 activation may also play a role.
Melanotan II is sold in vials containing 5MG of lyophilised powder which can be reconstituted by adding a convenient amount of sterile or bacteriostatic water.
This peptide comes in a vial with: 10mg
Recommended dose is: 1mg per day
Suggested amount of water to add: 2.5ml of bacteriostatic water
Resulting units per dose: 0.25ml or ’25 IU’ on an insulin syringe
Melanotan II (MT-II) is a synthetic peptide hormone that encourages the production of melanin in the body, helping to increase skin pigmentation and protect from sun damage. It is also used as an appetite suppressant and treatment for sexual dysfunction. Fitness enthusiasts often use Melanotan for accelerated tanning, libido enhancement, and appetite control.
Melanotan II binds to a broader range of receptors and has a faster metabolic rate. Subjects can expect to experience a significant increase in skin pigmentation over time and increased protection from sun damage. Regarding appetite control and libido enhancement, subjects may find that Melanotan II helps reduce cravings for food or increases sex drive, respectively.
Melanotan II can imitate melanocortin peptides; these are hormones that serve a wide range of natural functions. Melanton II leads to an increase in eumelanin production, consequently causing skin darkening or tanning. In addition, they have effects on energy metabolism, sexual functioning, immune system regulation, inflammation control, and cardiovascular health.
Recent studies have uncovered that Melanotan II works in harmony with naltrexone to reduce binge-like ethanol consumption significantly more than sevenfold. Furthermore, the peptide may also influence oxytocin signaling and behavior in subjects with ASD.
Melanotan II is often combined with peptides like CJC-1295, GHRP-6, or steroids to maximize results. Combining it with products that act on different receptors can help boost melanin production and libido while also providing anabolic effects. Melanotan II is a synthetic hormone and should always be used according to the supplier’s instructions.