AOD-9604 stands for Anti Obesity Drug. It is also known as Tyr-hGH Frag 176-191. AOD-9604 is a 15-mer synthetic 16AA C-terminus peptide analogue of HGH to which Tyrosine is added at the N-terminal end.
Investigators and scientists at Monash University discovered that the fat-reducing effects of GH appear to be controlled by a small region near one end of the GH molecule. This region consists of amino acids 176-191, and is less than 10% of the total size of the GH molecule and appears to have no effect on growth or insulin resistance. It works by mimicking the way natural GH regulates fat metabolism but without the adverse effects on blood sugar or growth that is seen with unmodified GH. Like GH, the HGH fragment 176-191 stimulates liposys (the breakdown or destruction of fat) and inhibits lipogenesis (the transformation of non-fat food materials into body fat) both in laboratory, animals and humans.
To understand what a peptide is, one needs to have a basic understanding of protein structure. Protein is made up of different amino acids, much like words are made up of different letters. The difference between peptides and proteins is essentially one of size. Peptides are typically classified as being made up of less than 50 amino acids, whereas protein can contain anywhere from 50 to several thousand amino acids.
Studies claimed that AOD-9604 actually acts on the reduction of excessive adipose tissues (body fat) such as those in the abdominal area and increases muscle mass while enhancing the lipid content of the body.
*Note: If you are a registered professional athlete please consult the ASADA or WADA guidelines and your coach, club and/or sporting body before using this peptide.