For a bodybuilder hitting the gym is vital. Health has long ceased to be the first reason to train hard, as most gym junkies only long for hard and outlined six packs. Countless diets are tried consisting in more protein, less carbs and countless supplements are bought from nutrition shops in hope they will contribute to that long pursued goal.
Meet melanotan 2
Melanotan 2 is a hormone that causes the skin cells called melanocytes to produce more melanin. This is the pigment that gives color to our skin, hair and eyes. Surely you might wonder: what does a tanning drug have anything to do with bodybuilding? Many of us know that a tanned body will seem more toned. But what many don’t know is that melanotan 2 comes with a load full of side effects. Some of them might make the most sensitive of us sick (diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, exhaustion), while other might prove a gift sent from heaven.
Another interesting side effect of melanotan 2 is increased sexual drive. Men experience spontaneous erections, while women have to deal with genital arousal. Though somewhat embarrassing if such side effects manifest in the wrong place at the wrong time, they may be used in your advantage. Think about it: increased sexual desire might mean an increased level of testosterone.
And testosterone in known to do wonders. It contributes to building muscle mass while burning body fat. It can improve your mood, the quality of your sleep, increase the level of your energy and boost your overall health. To put it simple, testosterone is believed to perform magic. However, after reaching the age of 30, the levels of testosterone begin to drop. Men are not the only one affected by this change.
Women experience this also. Though their level of testosterone is ten times lower compared to their male counterparts, when the balance between testosterone and estrogen is altered, women begin to put on weight. Moreover, due to changes in metabolism, lower levels of testosterone put both men and women at risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, reduced muscle mass and lower physical performance.
Aspects regarding performance
Melanotan 2 might serve as a solution as it seems that it does exactly the opposite, changing the way our bodies work. If people manage to get used to other effects (which are not always present) by taking medicine (such as antihistamines); melanotan 2 could prove to be performance friendly. Bodybuilder could lift heavier weights, do more reps and shorten the rest periods between sets, if they used the extra testosterone released in their body in a smart way. Many aspects of their daily life could be improved: metabolism, sleep, sexual and overall health.
Nonetheless, regardless the apparent benefits, don’t forget that melanotan 2 has not been approved for cosmetic use anywhere in the world. How much should be dosed and how often has not yet been documented by competent bodies. And before trying out an illegal and untested drug, you should wait for it to be approved for the public.