Tanning is a way of exposing yourself to controlled amounts of UV light to change the skin color, after exposure to damaging UVB rays the melanocytes release more melanin to protect the body from more sunlight damage. Its a risky proposition though, to expose yourself to sunlight to protect yourself from sunlight.
Alpha Melanocyte stimulating hormone binds to receptors all over your body. One of these receptors is on the melanocyte. This bonding of hormone and receptor stimulates melanin release. University of Arizona researchers correctly hypothesized that injecting A-MSH would cause the melanocytes to release melanin, but the hormone had to short a half life. They modified it to have a longer half life and to stimulate the melanocyte 1000 times more effectively!
Now 18 years later it still isn’t legal. The erection side effect has resulted in the big money pharm companies using their influence over our corrupt government to sequester the life saving technology so they can have the next billion dollar industry changer like Viagra or Prilosec. Pharm companies accountants sacrificing thousands of lives to get a bigger paycheck. Only in America. No literally, only in America. In the civilized countries of europe where politicians are less corrupt this drug is used widespread. Like I said, 10,000 doses were used in 2009 in Norway alone. One country, one year. It also up regulates GLUT-4 transporter activity so it shuttles glucose into skeletal muscle. This would improve insulin sensitivity and combat diabetes, aid muscle building, and aid fat loss.
Do you know someone who was fair and died of skin cancer in the last 18 years? Do you miss them? Thank the FDA. Their argument is that melanocyte stimulation can cause melanoma. That dark moles may become irregular. One has to have moles and freckles for this to happen though. So not all people are going to get dark spots, but all people will be protected from sunlight. So to protect some, they condemn all. Faulty logic at best.
A woman I know had 7 pieces of her skin removed because her dermatologist was convinced she had skin cancer. She explained that she used melanotan and he admitted HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS. She tried to educate him but he wouldn’t listen, he is a doctor after all, we know everything lol. So 7 patches of skin and a $1700 bill later she took me to the appointment to see if it was infact cancer. “Benign Nevus” was the diagnosis I had to force out of him. He couldn’t make eye contact. “So they were moles, not cancer. Like she told you.” no response. “So the melanotan did exactly what its supposed to and made the melanin darker so the moles got darker at a faster rate. Like she tried to explain.” No answer. This “Healer” is still cutting people up, probably as we speak. Every one I have ever met who has went to him he has cut some of their skin off and in only one case it might have been cancer. That person had a family history of skin cancer and tanned extensively. Had she used Melanotan instead… he would likely cut her anyway, but it would have been benign.
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