First developed as a cognitive anti-inflammatory remedy to protect the brain from neuro-degenerative conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers noticed subjects were getting tanned as a secondary effect. Scientists then discovered both Melanotan 1 & 2 play a role in stimulating melanogenesis which increases the production and secretion of the hormone melanin, which is what naturally tans your skin to provide a protective layer against UV rays. Scientists also noticed that Melanotan 2 had a positive effect on libido, and a mild positive fat-mobilizing effect.
Melanotan II & I - injectable form
7 amino acids & 13 amino acids
Half life of MT-II has is slightly longer to M-I, generally 1-2 hour.
Dubbed the “Barbie Doll Peptide” due to its wide-ranging effects, this compound initially emerged as a cognitive anti-inflammatory solution, designed to shield the brain from neurodegenerative ailments like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. However, during its exploration, researchers observed an intriguing secondary outcome: subjects were experiencing tanning. Further investigation revealed that both Melanotan 1 and 2 possess the capacity to stimulate melanogenesis, the process that amplifies the production and release of melanin. This natural pigment is responsible for skin tanning, forming a protective barrier against the sun’s UV rays. Beyond its tanning prowess, scientists also unearthed other valuable attributes of Melanotan 2. It not only exhibited a favorable impact on libido but also displayed a mild yet positive influence on fat mobilization.
Here is a study about the benefits of Melanotan by PubMed Central (PMC)