Melanotan 2 (MT-2) 10mg
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Product name: Melanotan 2 (MT-2) 10mg
Bottle: Premium Glass Vial
Quantity: 1 x Melanotan 2 (MT-2) 10mg
Classification: Premium Research Peptides
Melanotan II is a synthetic analogue of the naturally occurring melanocortin peptide hormone that results in a safe increase in the amount of natural melanin in healthy adults.
This means that the Melanotan II compound can not only help protect skin and organs from UV rays whilst enhancing tan with minimal sun exposure but an additional reported benefit has also been an increase in libido and sex drive in adult subjects.
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.
Elite Scientific Research:
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.
- Dorr R.T., Lines R., Levine N., Brooks C., Xiang L., Hruby V. J.,Hadley M. E., Evaluation of Melanotan-II, a superpotent cyclic melanotropic peptide in a pilot phase-I clinical study, Life Sciences, 1996, 58(20), 1777-1784.
- Wikberg, Jarl E.S., Melanocortin receptors: new opportunities in drug discovery, Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 2001, 11(1), 61–76.
- King S.H. , Mayorov A. V., Balse-Srinivasan P., Hruby V.J. , Vanderah T.W. , Wessells H., Melanocortin receptors, melanotropic peptides and penile erection, Curr Top Med Chem., 2007, 7(11), 1098–1106.