Melanotan-2 is similar to a substance in our body, called melanocyte stimulating hormone, which increases the production of darkening pigments. Melanotan-2 can also work by stimulating penis erection. This substance is analogues of the peptide hormone alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (a-MSH), which tend to cause tanning of the skin. Unlike Melanotan, Melanotan-2 has an additional effect on increasing libido. Melanotan 2 has the properties of an aphrodisiac. Melanotans include melanotane I (afamelanotide) and melanotane 2. Both melanotane 1 and 2 are commonly used to achieve a cosmetic tan.
How does Melanotan-2 work?
Melanotans are potent, non-selective melanocortin receptor agonists that affect MC1, MC3, MC4 and MC5 receptors. These receptors are responsible for many physiological systems, including pigmentation, energy, sexual function, the immune system, inflammation and the cardiovascular system. Melanotan – 2 is a synthetic analogue of α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH). This is a melanocortin I receptor agonist that plays a role in human pigmentation by stimulating eumelanin production. Melanotan – 2 was originally developed to treat sexual disorders. The effects of Melanotan – 2 apply to tanning and possible relief in erectile dysfunction. A darker and deeper tan can be seen in a few days. The effect of Melanotan -2 on erectile dysfunction lasts from about 4-6 hours depending on individual response. Even if the dosage is stopped, a warm tanned tan can last for months without exposing your body to the sun. Melanotan – 2 still requires exposure to sunlight to be effective. However, it will allow the user to significantly reduce the time to get the desired tan.
How to use Melanotan-2?
Melanotan – 2 is usually injected subcutaneously using an insulin type needle. It is recommended to reconstitute lyophilized Melanotan-2 in sterile water. Lyophilized melanotan-2, although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored dried below -18 degrees C. After reconstitution, it should be stored at 4 degrees C for 2-7 days, and for future use at a temperature below – 18 degrees C. For long-term storage, it is recommended to add a carrier protein. Avoid freezing and thawing cycles. Melanotan – 2 is usually taken at a dose of 0.5-2 mg per day, with 0.5-1 mg being enough for most people who use it for tanning. The same dose of 0.5-1 mg is sufficient to treat erectile dysfunction.