Why Do People LOVE MT II ?
Get the most amazing all-over, even and natural tan you have ever seen!
- No Mess
- No Odor
- Cost Effective
- Tan is Uniform
- Natural Color
- Lasts up to 4 months
- Get Darker Than Ever!
& Most importantly – you will be providing your skin with more melanin which helps to prevent sunburn due to overexposure.
Melanotan II is an FDA Approved Research Product
What is Melanotan II ?
MTII is the synthetic analog of the naturally occurring hormone a-MSH, or alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone. It was first synthesized at the University of Arizona. Those scientists were looking for a way to reduce the rate of skin cancer. What they found was a product, 1,000 times more potent than the natural a-MSH, that showed melanogenesis (tanning) as well as decreased appetite and aphrodisiac effects in clinical trials and preliminary studies. In some of these clinical trials it was found that MT II had tanning effects after only five low doses given at every other day intervals. They also found that a dose of 0.025mg/kg managed side effects.
MTII has been proven to cause (1) tanning, (2) appetite suppression and, (3) increased libido in both men and women. At the present melanotan II can only be purchased for research purposes only in the US. If one desires to purchase melanotan II and conduct their own research project it is of the utmost importance to purchase from a reputable source. There have been reports of contamination in various batches as well as counterfeiting.
What Melanotan II is Not?
Melanotan II is not a treatment or cure for any disease, nor should it be used with the aim of preventing skin cancer. While melanin is known to have excellent photo protectant properties, no clinical studies have ever indicated the efficiency of MT II specifically in reducing UV damage, therefore the product should not be used solely as a replacement for sunscreen or other appropriate UV protection.
How to Store Melanotan II Vials
In powder (lyophilized) form vials should be stored at refrigerator temperature (2-8 degrees Celsius) where they will remain stable for up to 12 months. Reconstituted (mixed) vials should also be stored in the refrigerator, but used within 8 weeks or they may begin to degrade. They will still be safe to use after this time, but they may not be as effective as new vials.
Both mixed and unmixed vials should be stored in sealed plastic satchels or containers and kept away from food in the refrigerator.
It is NOT recommended to pre-load syringes and freeze them. When the peptide freezes there is a risk that it may come out of solution into particles. When it is thawed out again it may not return into solution meaning particles will be injected which can cause irritation or damage at the injection site. Unmixed vials can be stored in the freezer for a period of up to 24 months; however, if you are going to use the vials within 12 months then we recommend simply storing them in the refrigerator as freezing/thawing vials can cause damage to the Melanotan II peptide.
Vials of Melanotan II should not be deliberately shaken.
How Often to Inject Melanotan II
The frequency of Melanotan II injections will depend largely on your skin type to begin with, therefore you should identify with which Fitzpatrick skin type you are:
Type 1: Pale skin, many freckles, blue/green eyes, red hair, never tans, always burns
Type 2: Fair skin, few freckles, blue/hazel eyes, blonde/sandy hair, tans poorly, usually burns
Type 3: Darker white skin, brown hair/eyes, usually tans, rarely burns
Type 4: Light brown skin, darker brown hair/eyes, tans easily, burns minimally
Frequency of Injections
Loading: Take your Melanotan II dose 1 time per day and continue with daily dosage until you are happy with the color of your tan.
Maintenance: To maintain your desired tan, use your Melanotan II just 2-3 times per week or less.
Cessation: You can continue the maintenance dosing indefinitely and continue to lessen the doses to maintain the same color; however, if you choose to stop your Melanotan II completely, your tan will fade back to its pre-Melanotan II shade in about 2 months.
Assuming the right amount of UV exposure (sun or sun bed) is combined with your Melanotan II usage, then the amount of time it takes to achieve your desired tan (i.e. the loading phase) will usually take 4-8 weeks for skin types 1 & 2 and as little as 2-3 weeks for skin types 3 &4
How Often to Tan on Melanotan II
The tanning activity of Melanotan II without the need for UV exposure has been proven by clinical trial; however, the majority of users report that results are achieved much quicker, and that the tan is a more natural color, when Melanotan II is combined with a small amount of UV exposure directly to the skin.
Loading: Tanning should start after the third injection and occur 2-3 times per week if you wish to see tanning results quickly; otherwise one tanning session per week is sufficient to gradually build your tan.
Maintenance: Skin types 1 & 2 usually need one tanning session per week to maintain their tan. Skin types 3 & 4 often find they can maintain their tan with Melanotan II injections only, however, if you find your color fading then you should go tanning once per week.
Things to remember:
If you are not seeing results then you need to increase the frequency of your outdoor or indoor UV exposure (especially if you are skin types 1 or 2).
Never increase your recommended Melanotan II dose.
Tanning sessions should be short, 5-10 minutes in a sun bed or 30-40 minutes in the sun on a warm day is sufficient each time. DO NOT overexpose yourself to UV rays.
When starting out always use 30+ sunscreen on sensitive areas such as the face and neck. Because these areas are frequently exposed to UV rays they are more responsive to the melanin producing effects of Melanotan II and therefore will become darker quicker than the rest of the body. Covering these areas initially will allow other parts of the body to tan first, ensuring you achieve a well balanced tan.
Melanotan II and UV exposure complement each other, so if you spend a lot of time tanning you will need less frequent injections of Melanotan II to obtain and maintain your tan. If you don’t spend much time in the sun or sun beds then you will need more frequent dosages of Melanotan II to develop and keep your tan.
Any of the following types of water can be used for mixing the Melanotan II vial: Sterile water, bacteriostatic water and saline (sodium chloride 0.9%) If your water vial is a multi-dose vial with a rubber stopper then it may be stored in the refrigerator for a period of up to 6 months and used to mix several vials of Melanotan II.
Glass/plastic ampoules of water where the seal needs to be broken to withdraw the water are for single use only and should be disposed of after use (even if they are 10ml in size and you only use 1ml).