prohormone

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pro·hor·mone

 (prō-hôr′mōn′)
n.
An inactive compound that is converted by enzymes into a biologically active hormone.
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The product is designed to reliably correct vitamin D insufficiency by raising serum vitamin D pro-hormone concentrations to adequate levels (30 ng/mL or higher), thereby lowering elevated plasma parathyroid hormone (PTH) without the side effects often associated with vitamin D hormone therapies.
Simply witnessing the solar ascent is enough to lift our spirits, but bright sunlight also stimulates serotonin production, gifting us with a sustained elevation in mood and vitamin D production, providing us with an essential pro-hormone with many rejuvenating properties.
Vitamin D is a pro-hormone, or a hormone-like substance.
Our organization will continue to report on the amazing, broad-spectrum health benefits of this remarkable pro-hormone vitamin D
Minor-leaguers also are tested for other substances, including amphetamines, pro-hormone nutritional supplements, ephedrine and human growth hormone.
Toronto, Canada) announced that SYN X has been granted a non-exclusive world- wide license in the field of point-of-care diagnostics under patent rights of Roche Diagnostics Diagnostics(1) relating to the development, manufacturing and marketing of immunoassays for point-of-care diagnostics that detect the congestive heart failure marker NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-hormone brain natriuretic peptide).
I am convinced that when they hear that a ballplayer is taking a pro-hormone they report it as steroid use.
The surge in positive tests for nandrolone also coincided with the spike in pro-hormone use after St.
Hectorol, the first synthetic vitamin D pro-hormone to be marketed in the U.
Cytochroma's CTAP101 is a First-in-Class (FIC), vitamin D pro-hormone, which is hoped will enable the effective control of elevated PTH levels and correction of underlying vitamin D insufficiency in CKD stage 3 and 4 patients.
The product is designed to boost circulating vitamin D pro-hormone levels reliably above the minimum adequate level established by the National Kidney Foundation in its Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) Guidelines, while also lowering the risk of vitamin D-related side effects.