1. What is Melanotan?
Melanotan is a peptide that invigorates the natural secretion of melanin. This peptide is made and circulated inside the skin and when exposed to UV Rays makes the skin to get darker. Melanotan1 and 2 is an engineered analogue of this peptide which is designed to darken and tan the skin.
Melanin is a naturally secreted hormone which regulates the pigment in our skin. Put simply, the more the melanin in the body, the darker the pigment and subsequently the darker also the skin colour becomes.
2. Distinction between Melanotan 1 and 2
Melanotan II is a more intense peptide than its relative and furthermore works out to be a more moderate alternative. Melanotan I is a less intense peptide and it requires significantly more time for the impacts of it to be noticeable. It is then again viewed as a more secure alternative with less side effects.
3. Storage and Shelf Life of Melanotan
Both Melanotan I and II come as white freeze dried lyophilised powder contained in a sealed multi-use vial. They are transported and sold in 10 milligram size. The reason for this is that lower doses ensure freshness and reduces the amount of travel time as well.
Melanotan peptides are stable and durable when shipped, surviving about 37 degrees temperatures for around a month or more. Even during summer, this peptide can be shipped without hassles. Once they have been received, they ought to be put away in the refrigerator or better still, freezer to avert conceivable deterioration until ready to be mixed, which then the mixed Melanotan is stored in the refrigerator.
Many Internet suppliers will sell pre-mixed Melanotan however most of the time pre-mixed vials are not legitimate and you run the risk of infection or a compound that has lost a great deal of potency. All peptides should be delivered in lyophilized form. Lyophilized form is the most stable and durable form.
Melanotan 1 has a half-life of about 1 hour, what this translates to is that to receive the most in return, you need to inject twice in a day; morning and early afternoon or before UV exposure. It is likewise more advisable to dose each day – this sums a ton of injections.
Dosages recommended for Melanotan 1 begins from 1mg (500mcg twice per day) because of the lower symptoms connected with it. Following 2-4 days, you can increase to 1.5mg (750mcg twice per day) and stick to this. In the event that you wish to expand the dosage further, do it gradually
Melanotan 2 has an active life of 36 hours in your body; this permits you to be extremely adaptable with dosing. Dosages recommended begin at 250mcg consistently to help your body adjust to the peptide and minimize the reactions. You can proceed with these inconclusively in the event that you are meaning to do a regimen of low dosage.
On the off chance that you need to dose higher, following 2-4 days, at whatever point you feel good, up the dose to 500mcg. 500mcg is the most well-known dosage used by clients. You can increase this to about 1mg yet anything higher is for the most part not advised.
5. Which is better: Injections, Oral or Nasal?
Injection is the most effective way to administrate the peptide and results are seen the fastest and best. The nasal spray method is effective up to 30 – 40% because the nasal passages have poor absorption rate, you have to apply the nasal spray at least two to three times more than the injection. The injectable product of the Melanotan is very superior as compared to the nasal version. The nasal versions generally take four to five weeks for displaying the results appose to 10 days with the injection.
6. So How Long Before Results Are Seen?
There’s no fix time to see the outcomes. The vast majority of individuals get fabulous results after taking about 20mg of Melanotan2 while some see improvements only after about 6mg or more. On the average, one will only need between 7 to 10 days to show results after starting Melanotan.
Effect also depends largely on the type of skin. For a light-skinned user, it takes more time. Also exposure to UV determines how fast or otherwise.
7. Maintenance and Loading Dose
Dosages for maintenance begin once you have achieved your desired level of tan. It requires considerably less frequent dose than once every day. In spite of the fact that levels are diverse for everybody, all things considered 500mcg each 3 to 4 days or 1mg a week with a little measure of UV exposure will keep your tan maintained. It maintains the colour without further darkening the skin.
8. UV Exposure
Clinical studies have shown that Melanotan works without the need to combine it with any UV exposure, although results are achieved much faster when you incorporate 1-2 tanning sessions either the natural sun or ultraviolet with your Melanotan dosage.
The reason for this is while Melanotan significantly raises your levels of melanin, which is the brown pigment that gives your skin its tanned appearance, UV rays are an important factor in discharging your body’s melanin to the surrounding skin tissue.
9. Side Effects
There have been some side effects reported while using Melanotan 2, typically these effects appear during the first few days of dosing and will become increasingly less obvious as the body adjusts to the peptide. These effects include: nausea, appetite loss, drowsiness and increased sex drive. In order to combat nausea, an anti-histamine can be taken when injecting until the body gets used to it. But most common way to deal with this is to inject Melanotan before bed, this is also beneficial to combat any drowsiness.
You may also experience freckles appearing, this is the Melanotan darkening any freckles you may not have been able to see before. It is advisable to avoid this side effect to keep your dosage low and do not exceed 0.5mg per day.
If you start to notice freckles appearing lower your dosage amount and build your tan slower. Any freckles/moles that have darkened during the usage of Melanotan II will usually fade upon cessation of use; however, the time for this to occur will be different for each user.
10. Avoid Burning
Though tans protect the skin from burning, the Melanotan peptide will not protect the skin. This makes it important not to overexpose yourself when first starting the therapy. You should start only with the amount of exposure that your skin can handle without burning.