Deer Antler Velvet by Tonic Tinctures

April 6, 2019 15:12

Deer Antler Velvet

Table of Contents

  1. What is Deer Antler Velvet?
    1. Types of Deer Antler Velvet
    2. Deer Antler Velvet Sections
  2. Benefits of Deer Antler Velvet
    1. Circulation
    2. Strength and Stamina
    3. Joint, Skin, and Nail Health
    4. Recovery
    5. A Note About Intimacy
  3. Some Uses of Deer Antler Velvet
    1. Fitness
    2. Workers
    3. Convalescing
    4. Athletes
    5. Lovers
  4. Deer Antler Velvet for Bodybuilding
    1. Endocrine Function
    2. Muscle Contraction
    3. Nerve Impulses
  5. Reference and Further Reading

What is Deer Antler Velvet?

What is Deer Antler Velvet?

What is Deer Antler Velvet?

Deer antler velvet is a tonic superfood, that is an adaptogen because it contains a concentrated amount of nutrition that is meant to supplement a complete diet to support health and fitness.

Deer antler velvet is known as 'lu rong' in Chinese herbalism and the short name is simply 'velvet antler;' the ‘velvet’ in the name refers to all parts of the soft velvety-haired young antler, including the shaft or stick of the antler.

Velvet antler sticks are not bone and are actually a unique high-peptide and mineral containing tissue.

It grows on bucks, stags and bulls in the spring as peptide-hormones for growth and regeneration are secreted for very-fast size increases of the antler stick.

During summer, when all parts of the velvet antler stick are in a growth stage, it is optimally harvested for best nutrient concentrations.

Types of Deer Antler Velvet

The two most commonly used deer antler velvet species for supplements are:

Plum Blossom Deer

Plum Blossom Deer

1. Cervus Nippon Temminck
Raised on traditional family farms in rural china.

Red Elephant Deer

Red Elephant Deer

2. Cervus Elaphus Linnaeus
Commercially ranch-harvested in New Zealand

Deer Antler Velvet Sections:

Antler velvet grows out from the center to the entire surface skin along the stick.

Most active constituents are found towards the skin which is protected by the velvety hairs during growth.

There are three general parts to a velvet antler stick which are known as the wax, blood and bone pieces.

Deer Antler Velvet Analysis

Deer Antler Velvet Sections

  • The tips and tops are known as the wax piece due to a larger volume of gel-like lipids and peptide-factors which form the basis for antler growth.
  • The middle of the stick is the blood piece because of blood-flow which feeds the stem-cells to speedily lengthen the antler with harder forming collagen and co-factors.
  • The bottom has peptide mineral enzyme co-factors to create hardened bone and is called the bone piece for what it will directly become in the fall if it were not harvested. It is full of essential minerals.

Different parts of the velvet antler contain different nutrition; and all parts work synergistically together, depending on how they are formulated, to create a holistic supplement.

Deer Antler Velvet Benefits

Deer Antler Velvet Benefits

Deer Antler Velvet Benefits

Deer antler velvet is a supplement that supports health and fitness with many benefits.

And although they vary with the mode of supplementation, namely, liquid extract, powder capsules or slices, deer antler velvet is easy-to-take on a daily basis; which is the best way to get tangible results.

Deer antler velvet works by building-up the body's nutrition.

Think ‘physical’ when you take deer antler velvet.

It is a tonic that supports the body to become physically resilient, so we get better at getting things done.

Circulation Benefits

Dosing with it is invigorating; generating warmth.

One of the major ways deer antler velvet works is by supporting the flow of blood through the heart, brain, muscles and joints.

Historically, in Russia, velvet antler slices have been tossed into spirits to vitalize circulation during the winter. 

When deer antler velvet is extracted into alcohol, it’s possible to preserve unique lipids that support the circulatory system. These lipids work much in the same way as essential fatty acids do for circulation.

Additionally, the natural concentration of minerals are superb for holistically maintaining the circulation of blood and energy. These minerals are enzymatically active in an easily absorbable nutritional bio-available concentration, so they easily work with the body's systems.

Strength and Stamina 

It is because of the minerals that deer antler velvet encourages strength and stamina.

The bio-available minerals assists muscle contraction and nerve impulses.

The major essential mineral calcium, in addition to others, strengthens muscle and heart contractions. And another important mineral, magnesium, supports the relaxation of heart and muscles between contractions for on-the-go recovery. This interplay of calcium and magnesium from contraction and to relaxation and back again maintains stamina.

This is why it is super popular with weightlifters, bodybuilders, and elite athletes; as well as anyone participating in strenuous physical activity.

So the holistic nutrition works together and as a result of the circulation being supported, oxygenated blood flows into cellular tissue for more energy and more productive work and efficient workouts.

Plus, more responsive blood-flow shuttles used-blood from muscles to the liver more effectively for lactic acid conversion back into energy; thus maintaining the lactic acid cycle.

Adrenal Support

Taking deer antler velvet daily strengthens the whole body, including the adrenal gland.

The adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and, being part of the kidneys, they need lot’s of healthy blood-flow to function during challenging times.

This means the adrenal will maintain nourishment and that we can last longer at doing what needs to get done in our day. 

So, no matter who you are, strenuous activity will not fatigue you as much nor cause you as much muscle and joint soreness.

Joint, Skin, and Nail Health

Deer antler velvet feels good on the joints.

As seen above, the extra circulatory benefit energizes better blood-flow feeding the muscles and joints more nourishment. This helps the joints work better and it helps to feed the unique combination of nutrition found within deer antler velvet into the joints.

Deer antler velvet, being a joint-like tissue, is good for hard bodily tissues, like tendons, ligaments, as well as cushioning between the joints.

It contains:

  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Growth-factors
  • Manganese

All of the above constituents work together to support joints and ensures better muscular range of motion, for better flexible strength.

Certain constituents, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, are integral in skin and nails as raw materials.

And specifically, the growth-factors help to maintain the integrity of the body’s tissues; more about these in the next benefit.


All of the previous benefits combined improve the body’s recuperation time.

And deer antler velvet is packed with raw nutrition that supports bodily healing.

Primarily, the naturally occurring growth-factors, like igf-1 and cytokines, maintain a state of regeneration and support the growth of healthy cells.

The trace amounts of growth factors and cytokines found in deer antler work by signalling the endocrine and immune system to better communicate with other cells and tissues that may require assistance in maintenance and repair.

We do not heal in a day, but deer antler velvet will augment our diet and supplement program so that it works better and more reliably for each of us.

A Note About Intimacy

Now you see how deer antler velvet works by supporting circulation, strength and stamina.

And we know being weak and tired kills intimacy faster than your head hitting-the-pillow.

Having enough strength and energy is necessary to perform, but most of all, maintaining blood-flow is a key ingredient to intimacy.

This is achieved best with the alcohol liquid extract, as it requires that warm circulating benefit; hold it under the tongue sublingually for 60-90 seconds for best results, so that the nutrition is absorbed quickly and effectively.

Deer Antler Velvet Uses

Deer Antler Velvet Uses

Some Uses of Deer Antler Velvet

Are you ready to discover the power of this profoundly physical tonic?


Simply put, deer antler velvet is all about fitness.

It is the all-natural performance tonic that will support fitness and strength development and have you reaching and realizing new goals.

The attainment of a better body is achieved by making friends with deer antler velvet.

It increases your all-around physical metabolism by making the following the processes stronger:

  • Circulation
  • Nerve impulses
  • Muscular contraction
  • Joint Integrity
  • Adrenal tolerance.


When we are working-hard we want lasting energy.

Most people who take deer antler velvet notice they don't get as easily fatigued while doing hard-work; they do not wear-down and get as tired from doing work.

It works really well for those people who work long hours or do labor for a living.

Whether you are doing hard-work labor such as building houses, stocking shelves, breaking roads apart with your bare hands, as well as travelling to and from work by foot, deer antler velvet will support stamina.

Be sure to take your deer antler velvet with complete and nutritious meals for full benefits, so that it can help to maintain strength and assist recovery from a hard-days’ work.


The extraordinary growth-rate of velvet antler before its harvested and its superlative nutrition mean that the injured, burnt-out and weak will benefit immensely from this premier tonic.

Consistent and long-term use of deer antler velvet will reward those who persevere with its use, supporting regeneration from its holistic nutritional profile.

In addition to all the nutrition found in deer antler velvet it is the unique peptides, known as growth-factors and cytokines, that support our endocrine system for tissue regeneration.

The spectrum of nutrition in deer antler velvet facilitates cellular enzyme and catalytic functions that signal the body's cells to ‘function, grow, repair and regenerate’.

Make every moment recovering worth it by adding deer antler velvet to your supplement program.


Deer antler velvet helps us play harder and recuperate faster.

Sports are very demanding to the physical body, especially contact-sports, like football, boxing and roller derby, for example.

They require effectively-strong and efficiently-quick muscle contractions.

And the necessity to recuperate, to get-back-in-the-game, is vital to winning.

When you take-a-hit in any of these sports you are going to need to heal the bruises and injuries quicker.

So add deer antler velvet to your supplement program to support your time and effort.


Passionate intimacy is a celebration of life!

Deer antler velvet supports many of the systems, such as circulation and the contraction and relaxation of muslces, which includes supporting the performance of the reproductive organs.

A tonic tincture in hydroalcoholic form is the preferred way to take deer antler velvet for supporting passionate love-making.

Specifically, the alcohol makes it work faster and better for immediate effects.

Indeed, share it with a partner so that you both can sync together and to make sure they can keep up!

Deer Antler Velvet for Bodybuilding Weightlifting, and Physique Lifestyles

Deer Antler Velvet is for Bodybuilder, Weightlifter and Physique Lifestyles

Deer antler velvet is made of the stuff that builds bodies.

Bodily tissues, such as muscle, bone and joints, crave the nutrition found within cartilaginous velvet antler. These raw materials that feed the body include:

  • Protein and Collagen
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Unique Peptides such as Growth Factors

When deer antler velvet is consumed as part of a complete diet this above nutrition will assist the body with healing, regenerating and growing.

Specifically it supports:

  • Endocrine Function
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Nerve Stimulation

More about the necessary additional nutrition to make deer antler velvet work later on, but first there is more to deer antler velvet that is essential!

Such as easily absorbable essential minerals that are found in deer antler velvet which are vital to developing strength for lifting weights and developing physiques:

    Major minerals found in deer antler velvet:

    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Phosphorus
    • Zinc
    • Manganese
    • Sodium

    All of these minerals have functions of supporting and maintaining health that the weightlifter, bodybuilder, and physique athlete will greatly appreciate.

    Endocrine Function

    The minerals found within deer antler velvet are vital to normal endocrine function, specifically concerning normal growth and efficient regeneration. Most important: calcium is critical to parathyroid gland function and the normal functioning of the whole endocrine system. The parathyroid glands, which are embedded in the neck along with the thyroid gland, support hormones concerning energy, regeneration and growth. A thyroid not only requires iodine, but a thyroid requires a functioning parathyroid which needs calcium.

    Deer antler velvet supports regeneration by its naturally occurring and included trace nanogram amounts of growth factors such as IGF-1, IGF-2 and cytokines. These hormone molecules communicate directly with the endocrine system and the pituitary gland. Zinc is also an important mineral in the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary endocrine connection.

    Deer antler velvet works by the combination of all its constituents to support normal endocrine function thus supporting the pituitary gland for growth and regeneration hormones. When the pituitary gland is supported by a functioning endocrine system, and by proper nutrition, the body will be able to work optimally.

    Muscle Contraction

    Calcium and magnesium are essential to every muscular contraction in the body. Strength is the ability of a muscle to contract during the work of lifting weights; a lack of calcium limits muscle contraction that in turn hampers building a strong body.

    • Calcium is necessary for muscle contraction

    After a muscle does work it must release its tissues to allow the circulation of blood to remove by-products of fatigue and support recovery. Magnesium maintains recovery and regeneration.

    • Magnesium is necessary for muscle relaxation

    Calcium and magnesium work together to make muscles work better!

    Nerve Impulses

    Sometimes the only way to make progress is by doing more work and lifting more weight.

    Deer antler velvet contains additional minerals that support nerve impulses and lifting technique for proper form and the stimulation of muscle groups for the best development.

    • Sodium, Zinc and Phosphorus are highly electrical minerals that assist nerve impulses to support the contraction of more muscles in groups.

    Sodium, zinc and phosphorus work with calcium to support the contraction of entire muscle groups required in compound exercises such as:

    • Bench Press
    • Squat
    • Deadlift

    Indeed, a few working sets of these exercises is all you need to develop all the major muscle groups for a fully developed and strong physique.

    Additionally, the mineral manganese is necessary for pliable muscles and joints, which means that manganese help muscles and joints maintain stretchable and flexible properties concerning efficient ranges-of-motion and proper posturing of muscle groups.

    • Manganese is necessary for flexibility and posture

    Deer antler velvet is an integral supplement that any hard-working and serious bodybuilder will include in their supplement program.

    Specifically, enough deer antler velvet needs to be taken often enough to keep this whole process going.

    Suggested Supplements:

    3 pack Deer Antler Velvet Supplement with dark Gym Background 

    3 Pack of Deer Antler Velvet?

    Power Velvet Liquid with Dark Gym Background

    Power Velvet

    3 Packs of Deer Antler Velvet

    This is an effective way to learn how to make deer antler velvet produce results. It contains all the constituents in an optimal formulation for the greatest overall support and maintenance. Most weightlifters, bodybuilders and physique athletes may take 3-6 droppers a day to receive enough of the important essential nutrition found in deer antler velvet. Consider taking at intervals such as with meals and before training:

    • Breakfast – 1-3 droppers
    • Before Training – 2-3 droppers
    • Dinner - 1-2 droppers

    Power Pack – This pack includes various deer antler velvet formulations for certain effects that are best programmed in specific ways. Please go to this page for specific programming.

    • Deer Antler Velvet is a holistic anytime anywhere formulation.
    • Power Velvet is a performance formulation that focuses on strength support
    • Regen Elixir is a tonic superfood formulation for maximum endocrine support.

    Additional Supplementation:

    • Protein - time your deer antler velvet dose with a high quality protein food like meat and eggs or add additional protein with supplement like whey protein isolate which contains the muscle supporting amino acids known as the BCAA's and Glutamine.
    • Vitamin D - vitamin D is an essential hormone that supports calcium absorption in the intestine and benefits the entire endocrine system.
    • Iodine - iodine is necessary to support the endocrine system with calcium utilization. Whole food sources such as kelp are most absorbable.
    • Fish and Flax Oil - omega 3 fats are essential to the endocrine system for the production of hormones in the body.
    • Eggs – eggs contain everything to make a baby chick so it has enough added nutrition to help build a body, such as vitamins, including B12. Eggs are also high in phosphorus and work very well with deer antler velvet.

    References and Further Reading

    All references for informational purposes only.

    1. Comprehensive online book on traditional and modern uses of deer antler velvet. Covers a scientific explanation of deer antler velvet and outlines studies concerning recuperative and performance benefits.

    2. Comprehensive and easy to use resources with personal testimony and professional interpretation of references and studies.

    3. An online overview of what deer antler velvet is, the various applications and insights of use, composition, performance benefits, dosage, and academic interpretation of scientific studies.

    4. Book with a relevant entry into how deer antler velvet works.

    5. An herbalism view on deer antler velvet with a brief entry as an endocrine tonic with relevant dosages.

    6. How the structure of calcium is important for parathyroid function and endocrine system and its role in tissues throughout the body.

    7. Further References and Resources at Tonic Tinctures