Types Of Melanotan
Melanotan is a manmade synthetic hormone that enhances the skin’s natural melanin producing a darker tan and skin tone. Melanin is the natural pigmentation in the human body that protects the skin to a very small extent from harmful UV rays of the sun. Prolonged exposure makes the skin tone darker with a deep tan. There are two types of Melatonan and they are Melanotan I and Melanotan II.
Both Melanotan I and Melanotan II were originally created for preventing different types of skin cancer in humans. The idea behind the development of these synthetic hormones was if the skin tone could become naturally darker people would not have to spend hours exposing themselves to the dangerous and harmful effects of the sun to get the tan they wanted. This could reduce the incidents of skin cancer in the later part of their lives. Research is still on and currently inconclusive on the intention of both of these synthetic hormones. However, there is positive feedback on the effects of both till date and this is why they are being used by several individuals.
Both Melanotan I and Melanotan II are now being administered for their ability to be a natural tanning agent. Both these synthetic hormones once taken by the human body trigger off a reaction similar to the natural tanning process under the sun. This means an individual no longer has to incur the health risks of sitting for hours in the sun to get the desired body tan. The tan given by these synthetic hormones is a natural one. To get full effects of this drug the individual needs to expose himself/herself to sunlight or natural tanning beds for a short while.
Is There A Difference Between Melanotan I and Melanotan II?
Yes! There is a difference between Melanotan I and Melanotan II. Melanotan II enhances libido and sexual performance in the user. It contains Bremelanotide that is currently under research as a potential treatment for different forms of sexual dysfunction. It helps disorders for sexual arousal and erectile dysfunction. However this synthetic hormone is presently not available to the general public till date. Melanotan II is able to improve sexual performance primarily because of the action of the hormone on the hypothalamus in the human body. This conclusion however is still the subject of research and requires more investigation for proof.
In addition to the advantages of providing skin tan without prolonged exposure to the sun and enhanced sexual performance, Melanotan also is noted for suppressing appetite. It is not a major effect however there is a noticeable change revealed by users who have taken it.
Melanotan and Tanning Duration
The duration of the skin tan received with melanotan will stop due to many factors and its effects will vary from one person to another. Most users will see that the tan will fade in 4-8 weeks after the drug has stopped being taken. In the case of Melanotan II the enhancement of sexual performance and libido will fade quicker along with the suppressing of appetite effects.