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Melanotan is a type of peptide known as a melanotropin peptide, which acts as an analog of the alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone. This peptide is naturally produced and circulated within the skin. Synthetic Melanotan 2, on the other hand, is specifically designed to induce tanning and darken the skin.

Compared to melanotan 1, Melanotan 2 is smaller and more potent, targeting a greater number of melanocortin receptors. This enhanced potency is attributed to a protective ring of amino acids in Melanotan 2, which differs from the linear structure of melanotan 1, facilitating improved absorption. Melanotan II belongs to a class of peptide hormones called Melanocortins (MCs), which play diverse roles in regulating physiological functions. Animal studies suggest a role for MCs in sexual function.

In addition to its tanning effects, melanotan peptide is also used to aid in weight loss. By targeting the melanocortin system, melanotan increases the oxidation of fatty acids, thereby improving insulin sensitivity and reducing food intake. Many fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders, and athletes use these peptides to enhance the efficiency of their training regimen, as melanotan aids in storing energy within cells for quick access during exercise.

While melanotan treatments are highly effective, users should exercise caution, especially individuals with fair skin tones, as they may develop a false sense of immunity to sun damage. Proper sun protection measures, such as wearing sunglasses and sunscreen, should still be followed when exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods. Melanotan is administered via injection under the skin, where it binds to melanocortin receptors, influencing pigmentation, appetite, skin inflammation, and sexual function.

It's crucial to understand that the tanning effect of melanotan is a side effect of the peptide, as it stimulates the body's natural response to UV damage by inducing skin cells to repair and darken. Therefore, melanotan users are not artificially darkening their skin but rather facilitating a natural tanning process with the assistance of the peptide.

Packaging: Single vial containing lyophilized product.


Melanotan II (MT2)



Dosage & administration:

Half life

30 hours


500mcg a day before ongoing until desired skin tone is achieved



Average Cycle Length

Indefinite and ongoing daily dosing required to reach desired skin tone and then 500mcg every other day to maintain skin tone

CAS Number



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MT2 (melanotan) 1x10mg vial

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