A peptide Melanotan is also known as MT-2. It is proved that it will improve protection from Ultraviolet rays. The studies reveal that Melanotan 2 works in combination with alpha-melanocyte inducing hormone also known as α-MSH. It is produced in the pituitary gland. The pea-sized gland is responsible for monitoring the processes related to the endocrine system. The process includes water regulation, growth, regulation of blood pressure, pain relief and functions of the thyroid gland. Melanotan 2 works in coordination with the pituitary gland secreted hormones, called the melanocortins. The role of the hormone is to regulate the hair pigmentation and skin. The secretion is called melanin. The exposure to ultraviolet rays stimulates the hormones. The melanin secretion happens on the skin.
Melanin can cause skin darkness. It is a protective guard against ultraviolet rays and acts as a safety measure from skin afflictions resulting from extended UV exposure and this includes skin cancers. Scientific studies reveal α-MSH has a short half life of just several minutes. This goes to prove that the melanogenesis process is very short. Melanotan 2 has to potential of extending the half-life of α-MSH. This means the melanogenesis process is extended and results in skin darkening.
Tests performed on animals show that this peptide can improve the stimulation causing increased pigmentation minus exposure to ultraviolet rays. The research reveals that the stimulation increases with the exposure to ultraviolet rays. The scientific research focuses on the relation with Melatonin 2 and its ability to attract less harmful UV rays exposure. The study particularly determines the effectiveness of decreasing the possibility of skin cancer. Though the stimulation rates increase in the presence of UV rays, the studies go to prove the melanocortins stimulation to show melanin can occur even without UV exposure.
The scientific studies go to show that the worst type of cancer of the skin called the malignant melanoma is not caused because of UV ray exposure. The cases report that the skin cancer is caused due to the lack of UV mutation. Moreover, the skin cancer was caused because of allusive DNA damage. The research shows there is a relation between increased lipolysis and Melanotan 2. Lipolysis is known as breaking the fat. This leads to the idea that peptide is related to improving the efficiency of weight loss.
Probable side effects of Melanotan 2
Some of the potential benefits of Melanotan 2 is the protection from ultraviolet rays. There are several side effects of Melanotan 2 and these include nausea, new moles, headache, hyperpigmentation, dizziness, loss of appetite, itching, lethargy, light-headedness, white spots and effects of libido. The studies go to show that the peptide is associated with a libido that is linked with stimulation of hormone. The side effects have the tendency to wade off over a period of the study. Whereas the side effects like facial flushing or nausea will last throughout the clinical trial. The study has to be conducted within the confines of a controlled area like a laboratory or research facility.