Melanotan is a synthetic peptide of hormones nature and lactam cyclic analog of melanocortin protein hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone. It plays an important role in the stimulation of melanogenesis and provides protective mechanism against ultraviolet rays since melanocytes under its actions are able to enhance the production and secretion of hormone melanin.
This analog of the peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (?-MSH) has the potential of improving libido in both men and women. It has the capability of promoting spontaneous erections in men by sending a signal to the brain that causes the body to naturally secrete the hormone leading to an enhanced erection. While Melanotan use by men promotes erectile activity, its use of women can increase levels of sexual desire and genital arousal
Melanton is also used by those into bodybuilding and strength athletics to decrease body fat mass and suppress the appetite. Belonging to the class of peptide hormones known as Melanocortins (MCs), this peptide mimics the action of melanocyte-stimulating hormone of MSH that is responsible for darkening the pigments of the skin.
One of the biggest advantages of Melanton is that it stimulates natural tanning mechanism of the body for creating a tan without first requiring exposure to harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation. This is the reason why Melanton is commonly used by those diagnosed with or at an increased risk of skin cancer (melanoma).
This cosmetic sunless tanning product is best known for stimulating the production of melanin, which is the primary determinant of skin color in humans. By using Melanton, athletes and bodybuilders can expect development of a natural looking and gradual looking tan with minimal exposure to rays of the sun.
I Extremely fair skin, never tans, always burns
II Fair skin, sometimes tans, always burns
III Medium skin, always tan, sometimes burns
IV Olive skin, always tans, rarely burns
V Moderately pigmented brown skin, always tans, never burns
VI Markedly pigmented brown skin, always tans, never burns
Skin Type Dosing
Skin Type I: 1mg-2mg per day. A dose of 100mg total may be required to attain the desired color. Ultraviolet exposure after at least 20mg in system
Skin Type II: 0.75mg-1.5mg per day. A dose of 60mg should be enough sufficient to get the desired color. Ultraviolet exposure after a dose of 10-20mg
Skin Type III: 0.5mg-1mg per day.
Skin Type IV and beyond: Less need for Melanotan.
It is important to note that a good starting dose of Melanotan is 0.25mg or 250mcg every day and continue with daily injections until the required level of satisfaction is reached. In order to maintain the desired tan, it is advised to inject just twice or thrice per week. The best method of administering Melanotan peptides is through subcutaneous injections, preferably a needle with 29-31 gauge X 1/2?, 1 CC (100 unit). The loading dose is best kept at 0.5-1.0mg every day. Doses of Melanotan should be continued until the desired tan is experienced and then users can cut injection frequency to once every 2, 3, 4, or even 7 days. The use of anti-histamines such as Claritin (Loratadine), Zyrtec (Cetirizine), and Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) are recommended to reduce post-injection nausea from Melanotan. Athletes and others should reconstitute Melanotan with bacteriostatic water (BW) to help it stay potent and preserved. To do this, one need to add bacteriostatic water to a vial and then remove the plastic flip-top from vial to expose the rubber stopped. After this, the needle can pierce the stopper to make way inside the vial for turning the white powder into a clear liquid.
To ensure that you have the right doses, it is best to add 100 units (1ML) of bacteriostatic water to the vial and follow these calculations for a desired dosage of 0.5mg per 5000mcg dose.
1ml syringe (U100), 1ml BW to reconstitute
Step 1= 1ml
Step 2= 10mg Melanotan
Step 3= 1ml bacteriostatic water
Step 4= 500mcg dose
2-3 ticks on the insulin pin (approximately 1/20th of a U100 syringe)
Please note that 1ml (cc) per 10mg vial of Melanotan would mean each 10 marks on a U100 insulin syringe would equal 1mg of Melanotan.
Melanotan is not recommended to those having an existing allergy to the drug or any of its ingredients. It should always be used with great care and only after a medical practitioner has approved its use after thorough examination of medical reports and history.