Deer Antler Velvet Handbook: Part 1 - Overview and Description

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: July 12, 2022 17:58


Deer Antler Velvet

Deer antler velvet (DAV) is a fast growing soft-bone on bucks, stags and bulls that is covered in velvety hair-like fuzz. Many cultures use deer antler velvet because it contains anti-aging nutrients and vitalizing constituents that support recovery, regeneration, and growth of tissues in the body, such as joints and muscles.


Classification: Tonic
Category: Adaptogen
Grade: Dietary Supplement
Tastes: Sweet, Salty
Usage: Soup, Tea, Powder, Capsule, Tincture
Benefits: Nourishing; Invigorating; Rejuvenating; Immunity; Growth, Regeneration, Repair; Sexuality; Athletic Performance


Deer antler velvet is widely used a food supplement that vitalizes, tonifies, and strengthens the body and has been used for over 2000 years for it's many benefits and healthful properties.

Velvet Antler for Short

Deer antler velvet has the short name 'velvet antler' which refers to the velvet-hair covering the skin of the young antler.

Velvet antler is not hardened and secrets proteins, peptides, and growth factors that grow and develop all parts of the soft vascularized (blood filled) young antler at high speeds.

Power of Growth and Regeneration

Deer antler velvet is a unique mammalian organ that fully regenerates after shedding every year and is known for growing at the highest recorded rate for any mammal.

Deer antler velvet grows on the heads of bucks, stags and bulls in the spring and early summer as peptides and hormones are secreted for growth of very-fast size increases at a rate of up to 1cm per day.

Velvet antler sticks are not bone and are a unique tissue that is high in digestible proteins, which are predominantly collagens, and also includes essential waxy lipid, and bio-available mineral and trace mineral containing tissue.

Types: Sika deer, red deer, reindeer, and wapiti elk
Cultures: All world cultures, especially Asian, Russian and Arabian.
Sources: Worldwide, in particular, New Zealand, China, Canada, and Australia. Commercial sale from regulated ranches and farm collectives. Non-commercial use from the wild


Worldwide Popularity

Deer antler velvet is a highly popular supplement that is farmed, ranched, harvested and used across the world.

Over 2,000,000 high-quality pounds are produced every year from world-wide velvet antler farms.

Deer Antler Velvet is Used Most in Asia

In New Zealand, the deer industry business is booming with more than 65 million dollars of export revenue in 2018 for velvet antler with about 98% accommodating the discerning North Asian markets.

Deer Antler Velvet Handbook

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