Melanotan 2 (MT2) is a synthetic cyclic heptapeptide that is mainly used to increase tanning. It stimulates a natural increase in melanin production. Melanin is the main determinant of skin color in humans. Melanin is a brown pigment which causes skin to become darker in appearance when exposed to UV rays.
Melanotan II was first synthesized at the University of Arizona when looking at possible ways to treat skin cancer. They hypothesized that an effective way to reduce skin cancer rates in people would be to induce the body\'s natural pigmentary system to produce a protective tan prior to UV exposure.
Protein is one of the best – and worst – understood macronutrients in the bodybuilding world. Every bodybuilder knows they need at least a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, but very little is understood about the quality of protein. That’s like telling someone they need to drive 100 miles to get to your house, but not telling them what direction! Proteins are just long chains built up from “links” of various individual amino acids. Some of those links are like titanium: essential amino acids. Other links are more like regular old iron: non-essential amino acids.
Everyday we all grow a little older. And as most of us are aware, this means balding, fine lines and ugly fat deposits. Now if you\'re 19, you probably don\'t spend too much time worrying about this. But speaking for myself, I\'ve been fretting these repulsive aging effects ever since I turned 25. After all, when you start losing hair, growing a turkey chin and have more lines on your face than Sean Connery - without the fame and fortune - you\'ll have major trouble getting or keeping a woman.
The process of aging only feels worse when you accumulate aches, pains and injuries along the way. Any serious bodybuilder is going to experience some injuries, whether they be minor or serious. And over the years, these discomforts can really start to nag a person. Long story short, getting older sucks!
Estrogen is an unwanted by-product of steroid use. In some tissues of the male body, there is a nasty little enzyme called the aromatase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for turning testosterone and other male hormones into female ones like estrogen, and estradiol or other girly-like hormones. An abundance of female hormones in the male body can cause a whole list of bad side-effects, like male breast tissue growth and water retention. Bodybuilders use a lot of different drugs and compounds to combat these bad side effects. The best way to keep estrogen from causing problems is to make sure it is never created in high amounts in the first place. Using a compound that inhibits the aromatase enzyme is a sure way to make sure testosterone and other steroids are never converted into side-effect causing estrogen by enzymatic conversion.
Most guys who ruin their health from using Steroids do so during the Post-Cycle period, after the cycle has been long over. Most hurt themselves because they have failed to take the right precautions to recover properly from their Steroid Cycle. Many bodybuilders get so caught up on designing the "Perfect Cycle" that they totally neglect their long-term health and the important Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT). N2BM has been an industry leader in providing Bodybuilders with great products to use during their Post-Cycle Therapy and beyond.
The following article is by EliteFitness.com Moderator Dylan Gemelli explaining why using N2 Guard is so important during Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT). Any bodybuilder who is on a Steroid cycle, just finished their cycle, or is thinking about starting a new steroid cycle, should get their hands on N2 Guard right away! So keep reading to find out why N2 Guard is such a key component in any steroid cycle or Post-Cycle Therapy.
LGD-4033: Packs on Lean Muscle like Testosterone without delivering the Nasty Side Effects You\'ve probably seen the phrase "Testosterone is king" about a million times in the bodybuilding world. I\'m certainly not going to argue against this statement, and if I did, you\'d probably call me an idiot. That\'s because injecting testosterone and its synthetic variants (anabolic steroids) leads to significant increases in lean muscle mass and strength. But there\'s also a downside...
In the early 1980s, University of Arizona researchers hypothesized that they could cure various types of skin cancer by inducing the body\'s natural pigmentary system to create a protective tan before UV exposure. So they synthesized a naturally occurring peptide called Melanotan to accomplish this task. Scientists have since had a tough time using Melanotan to battle skin cancer, but they\'ve found some more reliable uses for this peptide.