|Drug class||alpha-MSH, α-MSH) class of mimetic|
|Common names||Melanotan 2, Melanotan II, MT- 2, MT- II|
Melanotan II is a synthetic analog pituitary derived Melanocortin. The peptide is primarily known for its ability to help with tanning but is also used to aid in erectile function. Melanotan II, also referred to as MT-2, has no use of significance beyond tanning and erectile function.
Melanotan II (MT-2) functions by stimulating the alpha-MSH receptor. This is a receptor that produces melanin, which aids in the darkening of skin pigmentation.
There are several alpha-MSH receptors in the body. Melanotan II functions by stimulating the MC1-5 receptor. Stimulation of this receptor promotes darkening of the skin. MT-2 also stimulates the MC4 receptor, which acts to increase penile erectile function.
HOW TO MIX
If you wish to use doses of less than 500mcg it would be best to use 2ml (200 units) of water. If you wish to use doses of 500mcg or more then you can use 1ml (100 units). This allows you to accurately measure doses while not having to inject more fluid than required.
Common cycle length is 14-28 days
Common dosage is 0,5 – 1mg/daily (some athletes can use up to 3mg/daily) Better to start your cycle with low dosage which is about 0,1-0,2 mg/daily
Half-life is several hours, this allows you to be very flexible with dosing. (active life is 33-36 hours)
The most common side effect of Melanotan II is appetite suppression.
Other possible side effects is nausea and fatigue or a lightheaded feeling.
Melanotan II can also include the darkening of hair and moles.
Some athletes use Melanotan 2 in after AAC cycle to be more tanned or increase penile erectile function.