Melanotan II was first developed by a group at the University of Arizona with the intent of creating a peptide that could lower the risk for skin cancer. They succeeded and found that they could increase the amount of melanin naturally with M2, which helps protect skin and organs from ultra violet rays.
As an added benefit, they found that it also increased libido in males who did not respond well to Viagra. Studies have shown that Melanotan II could be used as a replacement therapy for patients with inadequate response to PDE5 inhibitors. Also noted was the ability for it to cause weight loss as well as decrease appetite.
For a bodybuilder planning to compete on stage, there is a considerable amount of time and attention to detail committed before they are ready to compete. Being muscled up and defined is only accentuated by a nice tan to make lines and definitions pop out and become more evident to viewers and judges. Enter the heptapeptide Melanotan II, now bodybuilders can actually protect themselves from over exposure to the sun while boosting melanin.
This results in a darker and more tanned complexion. When Melanotan II is added to a peptide protocol leading up to a show, it will boost melanin levels, resulting in tanner skin; in addition, it will increase fat loss and muscle hardness.
Note; dosage information is only for scientific reference purposes. SARMs Central, does not condone the human consumption or use of this substance outside of a controlled scientific environment (i.e. a lab).
Like every peptide we have discussed thus far, please remember that peptides come in the form of a white delicate powder and should be stored out of light in a cool dry place. All peptides need to be reconstituted with bacteriostatic water or sodium chloride specifically used for injections. In order to use Melanotan II effectively, you need to understand your skin type. To keep things simple, we can go ahead and break skin types into three categories.
Skin Type 1: Very fair skin, never tans. Dosages: 50-60mgs or 5-6vials.
Skin Type 2: Fair skin, burns but sometimes tans. Dosages: 30-40mgs or 3-4 vials.
Skin Type 3: Medium skin, sometimes burns and always tans. Dosages: 20mgs or 2 vials.
Potential Side Effects
The side effects associated with Melanotan II are similar to other peptides: flushed face, headache, feeling dizzy, lethargy, nausea, white patches and possible soreness or redness at site of injection. The benefits users get from Melanotan II are: darker skin pigmentation, appetite suppression, fat loss, lean body mass, increased libido and frequency of erections.
There is a serious anecdotal note about Melanotan II, some users have experienced serious nausea after using M2. This is variable from user to user, but has to be a concern. You need to feel out your dosages and start slow before you go head long into using this peptide.