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Originally researched and developed at the University of Arizona as a possible sunless tanning solution to help prevent skin cancer by causing production of melanin without UV exposure, Melanotan II is a synthetic analog of the natural melanocortin peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH), which was found to have too short a half-life to be effective as a therapeutic drug. Melanotan II was isolated and upon evaluation was determined to be 1,000 times more potent than its naturally-occurring counterpart. A cyclic lactam analog of α-MSH, it has the amino acid sequence Ac-Nle-cyclo[Asp-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Lys]-NH2. Melanotan II has been used in a variety of medical studies and clinical trials related to the primary reason for its isolation, to provide melanogenesis effects. It has also been used for a primary treatment in a variety of medical studies and clinical trials, including topics such as vagal outflow to the stomach, its aphrodisiac qualities, changes in melanocytic lesions on a patient afflicted with FAMMM syndrome, the role Melanotan II may play in priapism cases and food intake reductions. It has also been used in lab studies regarding reduced ethanol consumption and hindbrain leptin in mice and other test subjects.

WARNING: This product is for research use only. It is NOT for human use and can be harmful if ingested into the body. It is for research laboratory use only and all dosage amounts for non-human use and only research use must be consulted with by a trained professional. This product is NOT in a sterile solution and is NOT to be injected. It should only be handled by licensed, qualified professionals. It is not a drug, food, or cosmetic and should not be misbranded, misused or mislabeled as a drug, food or cosmetic. It is a research chemical for research purposes.

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Weight 1 oz