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How to gain weight: frequently asked questions

It is necessary to recognize that this sounds rather paradoxical, but the question "how to gain weight?" Is for some the same urgent as the question of losing weight for others. Excessive leanness is the same problem as obesity.

Globulin binding sex hormones

Globulin, the binding sex hormone is a serum glycoprotein, which by binding to sex steroids (testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, etc.) regulates their biological activity.

Female hormones in the male body: influence and role

From estrogen, combining estradiol, estriol and estrone, the most active and significant length is the first, it is in it has the ability to convert excess testosterone in peripheral tissues (especially in the fat layer and liver).

Dihydrotestosterone in men: what is it for?

Part of the free testosterone in some target cells under the influence of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (type 1 or 2) is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), part to the female sex hormone estradiol (this conversion occurs under the influence of enzymes with the general name aromatase).  

Testosterone in men: what is it for?

Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testicles of men. If to specify, then it is developed by the so-called Leydig cells, the totality of these cells is also called the pubertal gland.

Anabolic steroid preparations: basic concepts

We introduce, for a start, several concepts, without which we will not be able to continue our discussion of the section very difficult. Do not be scared - no special knowledge will be required from you.

Hormones and Sports

Like any communication network, the endocrine system will include sources of signals, the signals themselves and signal receivers. In this case, these are the cells that produce hormones, the hormones themselves and their receptors.

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