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Is There A Difference Between Melanotan 1 And MT ll?

When reading through studies and research posted online on various research based websites it can be a big challenging to know which type of Melanotan peptide is being studied. This is because many people don’t realize that articles on Melanotan EU sites or sites from other locations in the world will designate the peptide as Melanotan l or Melanotan ll. Often people assume they are same thing, just perhaps an older and newer version of the same thing, which is not accurate.

The Similarities

While there are some similarities between Melanotan l and Melanotan ll, once you get past the name there is little in common in how they act on cells and what they are being studied for. Both will act to increase the dark pigment in the skin, the eumelanin or brown pigment, which provides the natural cellular level protection from UV exposure.

The Differences In Chemistry

Melanotan l and Melanotan ll were created and studied first in the United States at the University of Arizona in Tucson. However, the study of Melanotan in EU and the USA as well as in other countries around the world started very soon after the original development of this synthetic analog. They were both first created and studied as a way to prevent skin cancer through natural tanning that would boost the dark pigments in the skin, protecting the cells from UV light damage that is linked to skin cancer.

The basic differences in structure all have to do with how the Melanotan peptides bind to the melanocytes to stimulate the production of these protective brown pigments. Melanotan l binds the same as the natural melanocyte stimulating hormone to one specific receptor. However, Melanotan ll, because of the change in chemical structure, can bind to more than just the one receptor, so it has a greater overall impact on pigment production as well as other body systems.

Melanotan in EU research as well as in the United States has now gone well beyond simply changing skin pigments. It is now being studied as a way to prevent skin cancer and photosensitivity and to help reduce body fat and decrease appetite in obese lab rats. Studies in the effectiveness of Melanotan in EU as well as around the world are showing positive results. We provide a full line of products.

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