Melanotan II, also known as melanin or tanning injections, Melanotan 2 stimulates the body’s melanocortine receptors. Melanotan II (MT-2) is a peptide which has been synthetically manufactured to act in the same way as the body’s own natural hormone. As a result of its consumption, the body’s melanocytes are stimulated to produce melanin which enables people to tan. Peptides consist of one or more amino acids. These protein-based building blocks play a vital role in how our bodies function.
Melanotan II works by Melanin which is the pigment which is responsible for determining someone’s skin and hair colour as well as the colour of their eyes (retina). Its production and release is controlled by the pituitary glands by the polypeptide melanocortin and is a hormonal process. Once activated, this hormone is naturally produced by the specialised skin cells, the melanocytes which are located in the upper layer of skin.
The scientific term for tanning is called melanogenesis, and it is the body’s natural protection against damage from harmful UV rays including damage to the skin’s DNA. In the natural process called ultra fast internal conversion, the melanin within the skin cells absorbs the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, converts them into heat and also causes the skin to tan.
Melanotan II is a synthetic melanocortin which mimics this natural process. It acts as a hormonal catalyst encouraging the body’s skin cells to produce more melanin. In this way, the skin is protected. Tanning can take place much more quickly without spending hours in the sun and without the negative effects it can have on the skin and long-term health.
The Benefits of Taking Melanotan II?
Although some companies claim that Melanotan II can stop skin cancer, this is misleading. What it does is to limit damage to the skin by the production of melanin and the protection of deep skin pigmentation in the form of a tan.
Melanotan II also has other effects: