Melanotan 2 (MT2)
Maker: Hilma Biocare
Drug class: (alpha-MSH, α-MSH) mimetic class
Common names: Melanotan 2, Melanotan II, MT-2, MT-II
Information: Melanotan II is a synthetic pituitary-derived melanocortin. The peptide is primarily known for its ability to help with tanning, but is also used to help with erectile function. Melanotan II, also called MT-2, is of no importance beyond tanning and erectile function.
Melanotan II (MT-2) works by stimulating the alpha-MSH receptor. This is a receptor that produces melanin, which helps darken skin pigmentation.
There are several alpha-MSH receptors in the body. Melanotan II works by stimulating the MC1-5 receptor. Stimulation of this receptor promotes darkening of the skin. MT-2 also stimulates the MC4 receptor, which works to increase erectile function in the penis.
Appetite increases or suppresses appetite (individual effect)
Helps burn fat
Dose range and duration of use
Common cycle length is 14-28 days
Common dose is 0.5-1mg/day (some athletes may use up to 3mg/day) Better to start your cycle with a low dose which is around 0.1-0.2mg/day
The half-life is several hours, this allows you to be very flexible with the dosage. (working life is 33-36 hours)
How to mix
If you want to use doses lower than 500 mcg, it would be better to use 2 ml (200 units) of water. If you want to use doses of 500 mcg or more, you can use 1 ml (100 units). This allows you to accurately measure doses without having to inject more liquid than necessary.
The most common side effect of Melanotan II is appetite suppression.
Other possible side effects are nausea and fatigue or lightheadedness.
Melanotan II may also include darkening of hair and moles.
After cycle therapy
Some athletes use Melanotan 2 after the AAC cycle to get more tanned or to increase the erectile function of the penis.
Unmixed vials last 12 months in the fridge or freezer.
Mixed Melanotan, will last 3-5 weeks in the fridge.
Never freeze mixed peptides.
Vials SHOULD NOT be deliberately shaken