Developed at the ASU (Arizona State University) in Tempe, AZ for skin cancer prevention it works INCREDIBLY well. Although, I've never used it, I've had a number of friends who have. It is amazing.Melanotan and Melanotan II are both synthetic versions of melanocyte stimulating hormone that were created, synthesized and developed at The University of Arizona and the Arizona Cancer Center. Melanotan is a linear, full length peptide (containing all 13 amino acids). Melanotan II is a shortened, circular version of the same peptide. Both Melanotan and Melanotan II have sunless tanning capabilities but because Melanotan II had libido enhancement and spontaneous erections as side effects, it is now being developed as a sexual and erectile dysfunction drug.
It's the hormone that tells your body to turn on the tanning response. For folks who don't tan, burn easily, or are of fair complexion, and yet live in the south, this an amazing discovery (it's been around for a while now).
You can get on any good muscle board and read all about it.
Like testosterone, estrogen, insulin, and other hormones, the dangers of supplementation are marginal compared to the benefits. No...your organs don't turn different colors. That's just B.S., like the misinformation floated around on other stuff. Yes...your tan response is turned on by the hormone.http://www.tanresearch.com
In this case, for a fair-skinned person, or someone who's tan response is lacking, using this hormone is a great thing.
I'm planning on using it this year.
It makes you D-A-R-K in a major way. My buddy was nearly black, while taking it. I think he got carried away.