Melanotan is a tanning peptide that stimulates the production of melanin in the body to foster a deep, natural tan. This is the body's way of protecting itself from too much sun exposure by increasing the level of melanin in the body. Melanin is your body's natural response to UV damage. The end result is a darkening of the skin.
Obviously, the drawback from too much tanning is the amount of damage UV radiation can do. This can lead to skin cancer and other serious health problems.
How it works?
Melanotan 2 works by stimulating the release of the pigment melanin from the skin. Less UV exposure is necessary with Melanotan 2 compared to “normal tanning”, and the tan that occurs with tanning injections is deeper and longer lasting than an individual’s “normal tan”. Melanotan works best (has the most noticeable effects) on people with fair skin tones.
How is MT2 Used?
Peptide is shipped enclosed in a vial. It is in a powder dried form that must be reconstituted using sterile water and then injected under the skin (subcutaneously) where it is absorbed into the skin and spread throughout.
Lasting Tan: Even if the dosage is stopped, a warm sun-kissed tan can last for months at a time without any exposure to the sun. Conversely, tans developed naturally fade in around a months time.
Flexibility of Use: Able to take a small loading dose with continued dosing until desired skin pigmentation is achieved. Once achieved only need to dose once every couple of weeks to maintain the same pigment.
Reduced exposure to sunlight (UV rays): Melanotan still needs exposure to sunlight to be effective. However, it will allow the user a significant reduction in time to develop the desired tan.