Environmental Responsibility – Antidepressants (e.g., Prozac) and anxiolytics (anxiety breakers) (e.g., Valium) have been reported to contaminate streams and adversely affect reproductive and brain functions in fish and other aquatic animals. The main reason is that antidepressants and anxiolytics are chemical substances that accumulate inside and outside the body. Therefore, it’s possible for other species, including humans, to eat contaminated fish and get small doses of antidepressants and anxiolytics without knowing it.
In contrast, our next-generation melanocortin blockers are peptides, which are biological substances that are biodegradable inside and outside the body. This property makes them unlikely to contaminate the environment.