Melanotan Overview

By RealSelf
Learn more about Melanotan injections (Melanotan I and Melanotan II), including Melanotan side effects and afamelanotide injectable tanner risks.

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There has to be a serious medical reason why the FDA wont legalise MELANOTAN 2. Seriously, think about it, do you know how much money would be made by the manufacturers, etc. ?? Why are they putting the brakes on this 'wonder drug/hormone', when it's clearly worth billions!!! Millions of people the world over have been illegally selling this product for years and you just have to read on the Internet how many people are using it. It's worth an absolute fortune!!!! What is the problem that is stopping them from legalising it?? You have to ask yourself, could it be THAT serious???
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live for the moment,tomorow could be a bad day Garry Howard End
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Interesting question Anthea. The FDA does not act in Americans' best interest, sad as it is to admit to ourselves. There are too many conflicts of interest (should it's board be allowed to be filled with board members from fortune 500 Big Pharma?). This is publicly available information as well. Check it out. The drugs that FDA is quickest to approve are the most profitable for the companies throughout the industry (we all know how many Americans are taking tons of meds, and start taking others to deal with side effects, this increases profits across the board for Big Pharma). Call me cynical, but I do not think there is a bad enough drug out there that they would not approve, as long as it at least alleviates symptoms in the short term. More sides mean more meds which mean fatter wallets for those FDA members financially involved in the pharmaceutical industry. The problem with something like Melanotan could very well be that it is too good. If it can really prevent most cases of skin cancer, then that would put a dent in the bottom line of the leading Pharma co's involved in the cancer industry. I believe in Capitalism 100%, but this conflict of interest is not reflective of a free market, but of the intrusion of corporate nepotism into governmental regulatory bodies. Before anyone questions my judgment, reasoning, or knowledge, know that I have several family members involved in the pharmaceutical industry and I myself come from a finance background. From a finance perspective, if someone (currently or formerly) big in, let's say, XYZ Pharmacorp gets appointed to some governmental, regulatory health body, the stock price (holding all else constant), almost always reacts favorably to the news. Food for thought.
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are they dangerous ??????
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is melanotan safe or not so????????????
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So far, it seems safe and very beneficial to at-risk-for-melanoma populations if administered properly. This is based on controlled university studies in Arizona. Anecdotally, however, many users of "research grade" Melanotan peptides sourced from independent labs in the US and abroad, report many side effects, mostly benign. The main risk with injecting "research" grade MT-II seems to arise from potential additives/fillers present in prepackaged vials (i.e. mannitol), which can cause a range of allergic reactions (the worst I've heard of are headaches, nausea, flushing, and bruising at the injection site). Many report that the prophylactic use of an antihistamine helps mitigate severity of symptoms. Some in the UK have apparently died from using pre-mixed solution, which is a huge no-no and warned against amongst users in various MT themed forums. My thinking is that the peptide must destabilize much faster in solution (and become more temperature sensitive) than in its lyophilized (freeze-dried) form, and that the breakdown of it can feed potentially harmful bacteria that accidentally entered with the pre-added solution before it gets shipped to the user. If you're going to use it (which, it is assumed, you will only be using it for research), use caution and common sense. Do your research, and avoid non-US and non-European sources altogether (we know China has a crap track record with food/chemical safety).
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