Bodybuilding is all about appearance and having tanned skin is part of it. But when appearance means using untested drugs that come with sickening side effects, what can you do about it? As you might have guessed, this article focuses on key aspects regarding dieting when using melanotan synthetic tanning hormone. Keep reading and find out how to balance your nutrients in order to minimize the downside.
Assess your health state before starting
Many complain about getting sick after using melanotan, but there is no solid evidence the drug is responsible for their health state. It may be a coincidence that users experienced side effects such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting and headaches, but there are ways to be sure and to counter them.
First of all, it is advisable to see a doctor before ordering your melanotan starter kit. Have a general check-up and run some blood and urine tests to make sure you’re ok. Check if the levels of essential minerals, blood pressure, cholesterol and so on are within normal limits. Note that many chronic diseases show little or no symptoms, so there is no harm in doing a quick check.
Looking at side effects: dizziness, vomiting and nausea
Quite often dizziness is caused by the lack of essential minerals. To keep dizziness under control, a first step would be to stay hydrated, but not by increasing your water intake drastically. Eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables will provide sufficient amount of water, and also supply your body with vital nutrients and fibers. Spinach is a good option, as it is rich in iron, magnesium and potassium. Consume plenty of foods rich in B vitamins such as liver, whole grains, nuts. B vitamins can also be found in a wide variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, lettuce and so on.
Even if you may experience a loss in appetite when starting to use melanotan, don’t stop eating. Instead, keep your meals small and eat as frequently as possible. If you’re feeling nauseous, make yourself a salad and throw in some ginger as it will reduce your symptoms. Ginger tea will also do the trick and will also stimulate your entire metabolism. Lemon is also a popular remedy for nausea, so keep those lemonades coming. Stay clear of sweets, soft drinks and other citrus fruits, as they will increase the acidity of your gastric system. Avoid processed foods (canned foods, pastries, sausages or foods which contain lots of salt) and stay away from fast food products. If your blood sugar drops, have sour fruits such as apples or bland snacks suck as crackers or dried bread.
Muscle break and kidney failure
Coincidence or not, some people experienced muscle breaks that led to kidney failure after overdosing melanotan. It’s no secret for bodybuilders they have to consume lots of lean protein in order to replace broken muscle fibers. So, if melanotan causes muscle breaks, should you eat even more protein? Yes and no. Keep in mind that when you follow the tanning regimen, you will lose your appetite, so consuming more meat will prove physically impossible. Try simple amino acids such as BCAA and proteins that come from veggies. Drink more water, but not too much. Take it one step at a time, and make sure you mix the water and saliva together, otherwise it’s pointless.