What is Melanotan 2?
Also known as melanin or tanning injections, Melanotan 2 stimulates the body’s melanocortine receptors. Melanotan 2 (MT-2) is a peptide which has been synthetically manufactured to act in the same way as the body’s own natural hormone. As a result of its consumption, the body’s melanocytes are stimulated to produce melanin which enables people to tan.
How Melanotan 2 Works
Melanin is the pigment which is responsible for determining someone’s skin and hair color as well as the color of their eyes (retina). Its production and release is controlled by the pituitary glands by the polypeptide melanocortine and is a hormonal process. Once activated, this hormone is naturally produced by the specialized skin cells, the melanocytes which are located in the upper layer of skin.
The scientific term for tanning is called melanogenesis, and it is the body’s natural protection against damage from harmful UV rays including damage to the skin’s DNA. In the natural process called ultrafast internal conversion, the melanin within the skin cells absorbs the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, converts them into heat and also causes the skin to tan.
Melanotan 2 is a synthetic melanocortine which mimics this natural process. It acts as a hormonal catalyst encouraging the body’s skin cells to produce more melanin. In this way, the skin is protected. Tanning can take place much more quickly without spending hours in the sun with the possible negative effects it can have on the skin and long-term health.
What are the Benefits of Taking Melanotan 2?
- The body is protected from the harmful effects of UV radiation (whether this is from the sun or solarium treatments)
- It protects the user from the discomfort of sunburn
- It limits damage to the skin cells’ DNA and the possible future consequences of melanoma
- It leads to even and easy tanning
Although some companies claim that Melanotan 2 can stop skin cancer, this is misleading. What it does is to limit damage to the skin by the production of melanin and the protection of deep skin pigmentation in the form of a tan.
Melanotan 2 also has other effects:
- it increases libido and in males can cause an erection (within 2 hours of the injection)
- it acts as an appetite
What to do with the Melanotan 2 lyophilized powder?
Once peptides have been reconstituted, they must be kept refrigerated. For this reason, like all our peptides Melanotan 2 is sold in the form of lyophilized powder. Before being used, it must be mixed with bacteriostatic water. This keeps the peptide fresh for longer and prevents bacteria from developing. After reconstitution, it must be stored in the fridge.
What is the Required Dosage of Melanotan 2?
Although Melanotan can be purchased as pills and powders to be taken orally, stomach enzymes would destroy the peptide before it had the chance to be absorbed. Also, pre-mixed Melanotan liquids will have problems with the peptides degrading before use. For this reason, Melanotan 2 is administered in the form of injections.
How quickly Melanotan 2 works in stimulating melanin production depends on a number of factors such as the user’s skin type, their body weight, how much they are exposed to UV rays and so on. For these reasons and to test the user’s reaction to the peptide, it is recommended that users start slowly and gradually build up their dosage.
They should start with a recommended dose of 250mKg a day and then slowly build this up by taking an additional 250mKg a day for the following 3 days. By the fifth day, they will have reached a dosage of 1mg and they should continue taking this dosage until they have reached the level of tanning, they wish to have. Some experts recommend that the dosage is continued in order to maintain their tan
Peptides consist of one or more amino acids. These protein-based building blocks play a vital role in how our bodies function. A range of peptides are now available for sale at extremely competitive prices including Melanotan 2.
Size of vile: 10 mg
Frequency of use: Every 3 days
Where to inject: injected into the body fat around the stomach area Injection Dosage per time: 500mcg
Suggested Water: bacteriostatic water or sterile water Quantity water to add: 2ml
How to Mix the water and peptide together: