prohormone

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prohormone

[′prō‚hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
The precursor of a hormone.
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To counteract these adverse effects, some athletes use prohormones out of the competition season in cycles lasting 4-12 weeks, either alone or in a stacking manner, i.
Cytochroma's lead products include CTAP101 Capsules, a vitamin D prohormone to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and vitamin D insufficiency, and Fermagate Tablets, a new and potent non-absorbed phosphate binder to treat hyperphosphatemia in CKD patients on chronic hemodialysis.
prohormone--A large molecule (usually a protein or peptide) that is a precursor to a hormone; prohormones have minimal biological activity and require further processing to become active.
I take testosterone boosters or 1 2 3 prohormones to raise my testosterone levels.
94) For these supplements to test positive, either the company is manufacturing these products at a factory that manufactures other companies' products, which do contain prohormones, or the company is adding prohormones to its own products and not indicating this on their labels.
As with many hormones in the body, both ANP and BNP are initially synthesized as prohormones.
The 1-androstene prohormones (including ADD) can be converted to 1,4-androstadien-17[alpha]-ol-3-one (boldenone).
Through genetically determined enzymes, these androgen prohormones are converted to androstenedione and then to testosterone and estrone.
The analysis carried out on 634 legal supplements, including vitamins, minerals and amino acids, purchased in 13 different countries showed them to contain undeclared quantities of anabolic agents, known as prohormones.
Anyone who ever took steroids knows that no one got big taking prohormones.
The segment is made even more complex by the array of product types positioned to deliver those benefits -- single-ingredient supplements, herbals, tonics, amino acids and their derivatives, vitamins, minerals, and prohormones.
Supplements include prohormones, amino acids/derivatives, herbal products, vitamins/minerals, and others.