How Does Sunless Tanning With Melanotan 2 Work?

November 21, 2021 By Jeremy Murphree 0
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Melanotan 2 has become a viable sunless tanning alternative to dangerous sun and tanning bed exposure. But how does it work?

What is MTII (Melanotan 2)

MTII is a peptide that is a synthetic form of MSH, or melanocyte stimulating hormone. MSH is responsible for producing skin pigmentation and to an extent controlling appetite. So, much like other synthetic peptides including collagen and BPC-157 do for their endogenous counterparts, MTII produces many of the same effects as MSH would.

What is Sunless Tanning?

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Sunless Tanning is a term which describes any number of techniques that afford a tan without exposure to the sun. Some of these techniques include the following:

  • Spray Tan
  • Self-Tanning Lotions
  • Canthaxanthin Pills
  • and of course MTII

Does Sunless Tanning With Melanotan 2 Work?

SuppScience recently accomplished a review of the literature and gives a good rundown of MTII’s effects. In short, MTII can increase skin pigmentation without having to endure risky sun exposure.