Close Up of Velvet on Deer Antler †
How Does Deer Antler Velvet Help Build Strong Bones?
The researchers attributed bone health benefits to glandular support of the parathyroid. Specifically, with increases in alkaline phosphatase for activating osteoblasts associated with bone matrix metabolism.
The parathyroid gland is directly related to bone health and secretes hormones to maintain blood calcium.
Active bone matrix can thereby uptake
nutrients and process supporting constituents that are helpful in bone tissue maintenance and development.
Some important constituents in deer antler velvet referenced from this study:
All Essential Amino Acids Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus
Four types (I, II, III, and X) of Collagens
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs
Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs)
Enough Deer Antler Velvet and Time Helps Build Strong Bones
Both male and female lab rats were supplemented with 10% deer antler velvet in their feed for sixteen weeks.
Ten percent deer antler velvet for the average human diet of 2500 calories is equivalent to about ~50 grams. The
recommended human daily serving of deer antler velvet is ~.5-1.5%
, which is ~2.5-7.5 grams comparatively.
Deer Antler Velvet Boosts an Already Optimal Diet and Supplement Program for Lab Rats
Lab Rats are Genetically Similar to Humans †