The Melatropin™ Tanning Difference
As much as we all love the look of a tan, we’ve all heard the warnings about the serious damage the sun can cause to your skin—everything from fine lines and wrinkles to skin cancer (the most common form of cancer in America). So how can you still get that golden glow without all the risks? Tanning pills may be the safer option you’re looking for. There certainly are a lot of them out there—but not all of them are created equal. Let’s take a look at the Melatropin™ difference.
Most tanning pills on the market today claim they can quickly give you a deep, dark tan, but what many of them are really doing is dyeing your skin!
The active ingredients in most tanning pills are pigments called carotenoids, and they range in color from yellows to reds. The carotenoid canthaxanthin is found in many tanning pills, however it’s also used as a color additive in food. You can find it under the name food orange 8, carophyll red or roxanthin red 10. It’s derived from shellfish, fish, mushrooms and certain plants. So many shellfish get their color from canthaxanthin. It’s added to many processed foods like ketchup, fruit drinks and salad dressings.
In theory, a dye could work to change the color of your skin—but ketchup is bright red and some salad dressings are orange—not the golden brown of a tan.
Canthaxanthin In Your Body
Tanning pills with canthaxanthin actually change the way your skin tans. As you probably already know, the natural way we tan is when UV rays from the sun or a tanning bed cause our body to produce melanin, the skin pigment that makes you tan. When you take a tanning pill with canthaxanthin, the body dissolves the canthaxanthin in the fat just beneath the epidermis. In large quantities it begins to accumulate in that fatty layer, tinting the color of your skin, the same way it’s used as a color additive to deepen the color of foods like tomatoes or egg yolks.
Other than a lack of aesthetics, the real problem is that tanning-level doses of canthaxanthin are much higher than the amounts we may consume in condiments and processed foods. You need to consume high doses before you see “tanning” results, and continue using the tanning pills consistently for at least two weeks before your skin shows a noticeable change in color.
Consuming large amounts of canthaxanthin may cause the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet to turn orange—although it's temporary. It’s also been known to produce a fake “orangey glow”. Other side effects of too much canthaxanthin include nausea, cramping, diarrhea, severe itching, and welts. It can also produce more serious problems like liver damage and something called canthaxanthin-induced retinopathy. This condition involves crystal-like retinal deposits in the eyes and loss of visibility that can take up to 7 years to clear up.
So while the FDA has approved the use of small amounts of canthaxanthin to color our food, it has issued strict warnings against its use in tanning pills and made them illegal in the US.
What Makes Melatropin™ Unique
There’s another tanning pill that works in a completely different way. It’s called Melatropin™. This tanning pill uses a combination of essential tanning vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that work with the sun or tanning beds to promote the body’s natural production of melanin, the skin pigment that makes you tan. Taking Melatropin™ can give you a tan by speeding up the natural tanning process so you can spend less time in the sun and still get a real tan.
Melatropin™ is formulated with all-natural ingredients like tyrosine, lutein, beta carotene, vitamin B6, copper, and lycopene. All of them can be found naturally in the foods we eat and have been proven to have suntan supporting properties. When combined together in Melatropin™, they’ve been proven to work to provide a natural tan.
Melatropin™ isn’t a chemical food coloring. It doesn’t work by dying your skin. Melatropin™ works to give you a tan the same way your body does. Like the melanin in your body, Melatropin™ is activated by UV rays from either the sun or a tanning bed. It works to support your body’s natural ability to tan. Melatropin™ helps speed up the process. So you’ll get a deep, dark, tan in less time. This is especially good for a person who has very fair skin or anyone looking to spend less time in the sun.
Clinical Proof Melatropin™ Works
Melatropin™ is one of the only tanning pills that have has been clinically tested and proven effective. A 30-day clinical trial was conducted among 24 men and women: half took Melatropin™, the other half a placebo (a pill with no active ingredients). Participants were instructed to take Melatropin™ twice a day, in the morning and at night, and have exposure to either the sun or a tanning bed 3 days a week, every other day. After 30 days, the skin tone of Melatropin™ users improved 342% versus those taking a placebo. In addition, after the study, participants completed a survey. These results found that Melatropin™ users were more satisfied with their tan and how quickly they saw results.
And while the all–natural formula of Melatropin™ is backed by clinical proof, there are also thousands of users who report getting great results and no side effects.
What’s the Melatropin™ difference? An all natural, clinically proven method of tanning that works with the sun or tanning beds to promote the body’s own production of melanin to give you a tan. Compare this to pills with canthaxanthin, the same dye used to add color to many processed foods, like fruit juice, salad dressing, ketchup…so how do you want to get your bronzed body?