Additionally, the researchers extensively tested a lot of different things, like aerobic power, endocrine response, and blood volume, but nothing much was found since only a small dosage of deer antler velvet was used in this three group study.
Deer Antler Velvet Benefits Muscular Strength and Endurance
The 'powder capsule' group increased in strength and endurance in relation to the increases of the 'powder extract' group and 'placebo (non-deer antler velvet)' group.
There were three test groups:
powder extract 300mgs/day
powder capsule 1,500mgs/day
They used two ways to test muscular strength in the study:
parallel squat @ 6RM
hamstring curls @ 25 repetitions
There may have been other factors than deer antler velvet supplementation, "...although this cannot be discounted" according to the researchers reviewing the results.
The Researchers Made Dosage Errors
The researchers mistakenly determined the powder capsule dose of red deer antler velvet used in the study from the Chinese herbalism dose for sika deer.