No, deer antler velvet is not banned (except in some Major League sports). Deer antler spray was banned for a very brief period of time due to scammy marketing that compared it to a drug which still goes on today.
What is Deer Antler Spray?
are dilutions of deer antler velvet with little nutritional value and often mixed with other vitamins and herbs in an attempt to Deer Antler Velvet Sprays falsely mimic performance enhancing drugs ( like PED) IGF-1.
Quick clarification: deer antler velvet is NOT a PED and, like all animal foods, naturally contains growth factors like IGF-1.
Deer Antler Velvet is Not the Drug IGF-1
Deer antler sprays tricked a lot of people and still do by their whacky marketing which has left them with a bad experience, even big names and big sports. How, they put
IGF-1 as an ingredient on the supplement label, so are they adding drugs?
False Marketing Claims Strike Again
NFL Bans Deer Antler Velvet †
Several years ago, back in 2013 deer antler spray became a controversy that
got Ray Lewis into trouble when he was taking deer antler spray which the . NFL thought was a drug due to false marketing claims
Tricky Devil Did It
Luckily Ray Lewis wasn't kicked off the team and out of football for using deer antler spray,
which was confusingly thought to contain the banned drug substance . IGF-1
Major Sports Leagues Ban Drugs
The National Football League
(. Equally NFL) banned deer antler velvet anyway because it naturally contains anabolic growth factors called IGF-1 and was falsely associated with performance enhancing drug ( PED) use ridiculous, Major League Baseball (, not MLB) banned deer antler velvet supplements for possibly containing testosterone drugs IGF-1.
Strangely, deer antler velvet does not show up on the banned lists of any major sporting league, but drugs do.
WADA Bans Deer Antler Velvet - Then POOF! WADA Un-bans Deer Antler Velvet, WTF?
World Anti-Doping Agency (. WADA) was freaking out, quickly banned deer antler velvet, and then changed their minds to only warn athletes. Professional Golf Association ( PGA) athlete Vijay Singh, got suspended Vijay and the . PGA settled out of court in 2018 over being wrongly accused of using a PED
Does the Label Say IGF-1? Beware!
Inaccurately labeled supplements that claim they contain . Are other companies adding IGF-1 as an ingredient in the supplement facts can get athletes sanctioned IGF-1 drugs to their supplements?
DoD is Scared of Deer Antler Velvet
The Department of Defense ( because there may be DoD) mistakenly claims that deer antler velvet is risky and wrongly advises athletes to exercise 'extreme caution' growth factors, which are an everyday and integral part of animal and human cellular metabolism, in the velvet antlers of deer! LOL! The . Isn't all of this just dumb since the DoD thinks supplements, like deer antler velvet, are NOT 'real' food definition of a supplement is that it is food?
Medical Quacks Prove a Supp lement is Not a Drug
Contradictory websites like the . wtf, right? Isn't this NIH compare deer antler velvet to drug medication and are scared that it contains growth factors; plus they prove it is NOT a performance enhancing drug medical quackery?
It's sure funny how confused everyone got about performance enhancing drugs and a simple dietary supplement like deer antler velvet!
And yet many will still be tricked into thinking deer antler velvet is a drug...spritz, spritz the deer antler velvet spray!