Melanotan 2 (also referred to as Melanotan II) is a synthetically produced variant of a peptide hormone naturally produced in the body that stimulates melanogenesis, a process responsible for pigmentation of the skin. This peptide hormone, called alpha-Melanocyte stimulating hormone or MSH, activates certain melanocortin receptors in the process of exerting its effects. Indeed, MSH also exerts potent influence over lipid metabolism, appetite, and sexual libido via these melanocortin receptors. As a result, Melanotan 2 has been shown in studies to exhibit appetite suppressant, lipolytic, and libido-enhancing effects in addition to promoting skin tanning. Melanotan 2 has been researched extensively for use in protecting against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from sunlight due to its melanogenesis-stimulating properties.
Promotes skin tanning
Promotes libido in men and women
Starting dose: The first dosage should be fairly small, as little as 0.25mg in order to gauge the reaction of the user’s body. Take before bed in order to let the peptide work overnight. Any adverse reactions that may arise will do so overnight, thus upon waking the user will know how their body will react. Ideally, the user should not feel anything.
Loading dose: After assessing reaction with the starting dosage, loading dosage can be done once/day, consisting of an injection of 0.5 to 1mg
Maintenance dose: Maintenance doses are taken once the desired pigmentation has been reached. Maintenance dose is 2x or 3x your loading dose and is done once a week. Example: if you’re taking 0.5mg every day and have a sunbed session every other day, after 8 days you’re happy with your achieved skin tone, then you stopped dosing daily and maintain your tan by dosing 1mg once/week before sunbed session.
and increased sex drive (not exactly a side effect).
These side effects usually occur in the beginning of the loading Phase.
Unopened Vial: 36 months
After reconstitution: Must be used in 36 days and stored between 2°C-8°C
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