Deer antler velvet is considered one of the best!
Scientifically known as a tonic adaptogen, we prefer to call it a superfood with special powers.
When you take enough, you get enough:
Our job is to make it right so you can take it right.
We don't hide behind all the hype of confusing extraction ratios, overbearing marketing, false health claims, radical benefits or anything else.
So don't waste your chance to try the real thing here.
We don't confuse you with mysticism, such as having to use only the wax tips or use micro nanogram amounts of only IGF-1.
Save yourself from confusion and disappointment.
You'd be surprised how little deer antler velvet is in those expensive bottles people have been buying, its upsetting, I know, because I hear it often from our new clients.
Some of our feedback over the past 10 years shows it.
They could've become disbelievers, or even haters, but they saw what's up.
Those labels on those supplements tell the true story of additives, dilution and filler. Just read it.
Its crazy, I know!
A while back we did a comparison of deer antler velvet supplements. The newer products aren't any better.
So here's the deal.
You can use our supplement:
- to feel good
- to boost natural energy
- to promote regeneration
- to protect and heal joints and injuries
- to enhance physical performance
- to look good and build lean muscle
If you are looking for performance and joint and muscle pain-relief check out our Power Velvet.
Regeneration and recovery go on over to our Regen Elixir.
So onto the specifics of everything that you want to know:
- Supplement Specifications
Summary - What is it?
- Does it Work?
- How Does it Work?
- Sectional Analysis
- What is the Best Deer Antler Velvet Supplement?
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Premium velvet slices are processed using raw materials sourced for potency, tested for safety and extracted via an advanced multi-step laboratory process for maximum effectiveness.
Deer antler dose is 500mgs extract per 1ml dropper with a supplement size of 2oz (60ml) per bottle.
This is a multi-step non-heat cold water and alcohol extraction of premium deer antler velvet slices that is lab produced for a full-spectrum of all the constituents.
Ingredients of Deer Antler Velvet Supplement
Deer Antler Velvet of Premium Sliced Velvet Grade (sp. Cervus Elaphus Linnaeus, Cervus Nippon Temminck), including the tips and uppers as well as all other synergistic constituents found within the sectional analysis.
- Structured Distilled Water
- Triple Filtered USP Grade Organic Alcohol (35% by volume)
- 2oz. (60ml) supplement - 60 droppers in a bottle
Serving Size: 1-4 droppers
Daily Usage: 2-8 droppers per day
Tonic Cycle: 30-90 day cycles 2-3 times annually
Extraction Ratio: 4:1 which is 1 pound into 1 quart - 28,500mgs per 2oz. bottle
COA Download: Deer Antler Velvet COA Certificate of Analysis
Made onsite in Bend, Oregon USA
Expiration & Storage Information
Artisan Made Fresh with Absolute Purity
Fresh Batched on September 12th 2017
For best results hold the extract liquid under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the rest of the extract. This allows many of the constituents to bypass digestion and enter the body through the mouth. It also better promotes the immediate effects.
To properly reap deer antler velvet results and benefits we must be sure to take enough according to the research.
You will easily find studies where deer antler velvet fails to prove anything. And the most likely cause is because of improper dose or insufficient dose being used in studies.
- Guidelines for Consumption - Directions
- Deer Antler Velvet Side Effects
- Combining with Caffeine
- What is the Best Deer Antler Velvet Supplement?
Be sure your supplement measures up to the studies, research and textbooks to figure how much deer antler velvet dosage you require. Click the following link to learn what is the best deer antler velvet supplement.
Guidelines for Consumption - Directions
Most clients report many benefits within the first 7-14 days of an appropriate functional dosage per their individuality.
Being based upon the numerous sources concerning hydroalcoholic (alcohol and water) extracts that conclude "statistical relevance" for the desired effects and results the following dosages are recommended:
Per Day: One dropper + one additional dropper per 50 lbs of bodyweight.
Therefore a 150lb.-175lb. person should consume about 4 droppers a day.
The textbooks and research give a general average dose of 2,000 milligrams deer antler velvet daily.
The textbooks cite 1,000 milligrams to 3,000 milligrams daily.
A meta-analysis by the New Zealand government and Deer Industry shows 2,000 milligrams minimum daily to achieve recognizable results.
The average client will require 1,000 milligrams to 3,000 milligrams daily with a possible minimum dose of 2,000 milligrams daily. At this dosage a bottle will last approximately 3 weeks.*
This is 2-6 droppers per day of our deer antler velvet extract.
Additionally, the very physically active, manual laborers, competitive athletes, weightlifters, bodybuilders will obviously require more daily to achieve the desired effects and results.*
The very active client will require 2,000 milligrams to 6,000 milligrams daily. At this dosage a bottle will last approximately 1.5 to 2 weeks.*
This is 4-12 droppers per day of our deer antler velvet extract Please consider adding the double potency performance Power Velvet extract to your regimen.
Most clients over the years have found that 2-4 droppers once to twice daily gives best results.*
Three main keys:
- Take 30 minutes before exercise or athletic performance to boost physical activity or intimacy
- Take with meals to promote regeneration, growth and recovery.
- Take your largest dose earlier in your day especially if doing so for pain relief.
It may take a small period of adjustment to get the full benefits. Please take some time to learn how to take a tonic tincture and receive the best benefits from supplementation.
Due to the nature of the various growth factors and other natural key constituents moderate and consistent doses (3-6 droppers per day for a 175lb person) over an extended course of time are the best way to derive the most benefit.
It is completely possible to take too much or too little - there is an ideal dosage that will work for you.
The longer you take it consistently, the more profound the effects.
Deer Antler Velvet Side Effects
Although deer antler velvet is safe and non-toxic it is because of the potency of premium quality one is best starting with a minimum dose and working up to a functional dose over time to avoid mild side effects.*
Simply reducing the dosage will reduce side effects and oftentimes divided doses throughout the day are best at avoiding side effects.*
Although it isn't a side effect that is bothersome, some may get red eyes and if this happens take a smaller dose over time until the bodily systems become accustomed to the potency of this extract.*
Combining with Caffeine
Consuming it with stimulants such as caffeine will synergistically increase physical performance benefits, very large doses of caffeine may cause side effects to become prominent.*
Be aware of this and do one's best to start with small combined doses concerning performance enhancement.*
With proper combined supplementation their is still a risk of exceeding performance standards too quickly and overtraining or surpassing currently developed joint integrity.
For those who require additional recovery, such a performance athletes, they are recommended consuming their dose post-workout and after training to boost recovery.*
What is Deer Antler Velvet?
Deer antler velvet, also known as velvet antler, is the young precalcified annual growth of antlers found on bucks, stags, and bulls in the spring that are covered with a velvety skin of fine soft hairs. Its grow quickly as their hormones increase with the season and is then harvested in the summer.
Its been around for a while.
So you might be wondering:
- Traditional Applications
- Present Day Use
- Safe Harvest
- Does Deer Antler Spray Work?
From cave people to you and me.
Deer antler is easily consumed as a nutritional source for over 2000 years of recorded history, and no doubt long prior to the written word.
Old school energy for modern stress.
Used as a trophy from hunters, deer antler has been used as a superfood high in unique protein that will strengthen tissues and increase resistance to physical stress.
Later, you'll see more about how that has become science today.
Many people from many cultures use it.
Throughout history it has been used by the American Indians, Europeans, Romans, Russians, and Asians as an alcohol extract.
Often it was easily made into soups for its strengthening bone broth protein full of raw material for tissues, joints and bone.
The most complete ancient literature is the Chinese texts, which give it top classification for over 2,000 years.
In China it is known as young deer horn or lu rong and is used as a yang tonic that promotes:
- regeneration of tissue
- aphrodisiac properties
It is used by health practitioners to raise
- glandular imbalance
- growth problems
- maturing population issues
- prevent declining hormone profiles
In Asia is was and is consumed during the winter to generate warmth and flexibility.
Several hundred years ago the traditional Russians developed vodka extractions
This shows the early use of the alcohol extract for potency.
Present Day Use
A booming world industry
Use has continued till today as highly regulated commercial industry that supplies safe and efficacious velvet.
Used for a long time in Asia.
In Asia, it has been studied for more than 90 years.
A potent natural botanical to researchers.
Russian researchers began making the aqueous alcohol extract of deer antler velvet.
This is regulated in their country and is generally used for its:
- profound performance enhancement
- increased cardiovascular health
- boosting libido
An Olympic sports edge.
In the 1970's the Soviets included this alcohol extract into the repertoire of their Olympic and bodybuilding athletes as well as their military personal.
Further down there is a video of a Soviet champion from this era.
Adapt to Your Life
Modern research has also classified it as an adaptogen for its wide array of other stress resistance benefits and its ability to create active homeostasis.
And all this means...
And is easily understood as increasing the state of health, well-being and performance of body, mind and spirit.
We see that its been known by many names.
More recently in the Western world, a liquid form, sometimes known as deer antler spray, has become popular within North American for its specific cellular and glandular benefits.
But what's all this buzz and hype?
It is recently gaining popularity in the USA as seen with the deer antler spray controversy a couple years ago concerning several professional athletes.
Oh yeah, I heard its a performance enhancer.
They were consuming it for its natural growth factors, extracted via cold water, which are known to promote growth and regeneration capacities.
Natural? Yes, and healthy. Where does this stuff come from?
New Zealand breeds a magnificent stock of red deer.
Setting the standard.
It was nearly 40 years ago Deer Industry New Zealand set the standard concerning ranch raised deer and their professional welfare.
But many other species are raised around the world including sika, wapiti, fallow, maral, and rusa.
World harvest extends far and wide.
The farming of deer species for their velvet antler has been occurring for a long time in China and Russia.
The Asian industry raises a predominant amount of sika, aka. spotted deer, on private and communal farms where they are well cared for by private owners.
Quality of a this profound botanical is of utmost importance.
Farms in Asia it is also both industry and government regulated for quality, safety, and the welfare of the animals.
Yielding the finest velvet antler.
As they graze upon open ranches of wild grasses they are well cared for and not given hormones, antibiotics or other synthetic compounds.
With animal welfare it became more widely available and affordable.
Disease free deer.
They are also free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Advisory committees and ranching codes require government certified veterinarians to oversee ranching practices.
World production and consumption of deer antler velvet currently exceeds 2,000,000 pounds yearly.
New Zealand produces 50% of the total.
Wow that's a lot, but wait!
What about the deer?
Removal and Processing Standards
After about 55-60 days of growth the velvet antler is removed painlessly from the deer in less than 60 seconds so that it may be done as humanely as possible.
No harm, no pain, all gain.
These deer are not harmed and experience no pain in the removal of their velvet antlers for our consumption.
The antler is then scraped of its fuzzy velvet and then cleaned before it is sanitized and pasteurized for safety, and then inspected for quality grading.
Does Deer Antler Spray Work?
It depends on how one approaches the subject of its effectiveness.
To find out if deer antler spray works we have to find out firstly:
Does deer antler velvet work?
Where is the research?
Where is the conclusive evidence of it working?
What is the straight scoop?
What a scam, right?
You might claim that deer antler spray is a scam. A hoax!
Is there some relevance to your cries of falsity?
And why are you right?
So many questions...
Does Deer Antler Velvet Work?
Quality research will surface several key points.
Constructively using trusted sources will yield many experts who do know what they are talking about:
- Internet Study Databases
- Published Journals
There are several books on deer antler velvet, thousands of individual studies, several meta-analysis, and even FDA backing for some of the constituents of deer antler velvet.
Coming up shortly we will see what all these sources say concerning the benefits.
Much of the research and its conclusions on deer antler velvet has been done 15 to 70 years ago in many other countries around the world.
There are experts with relevant degrees in nutrition and doctors who have spent a great deal of time researching this supplement to better understand its benefits for their own clients and patients.
As well as educating us about the many reasons to use it.
Thank you Dr. Kamen. [Kamen Book: Velvet Antler].
I am sure we will want to discover the truth and go buy he easy to read and well cited book to make your own study.
She has a earned a PhD in nutrition.
Written 500 articles, been on talk radio, on TV, in Time Magazine, Prevention Magazine and written up in the New York Times a couple times.
Okay sure, so what did her book say?
This is where it starts to get good...
Let's dive straight into the this meaty subject.
There are numerous health benefits to deer velvet supplements.
- Resist Physical Stress
- Joint Health* & Injury Recovery
- Accelerated Regeneration and Growth
- Up Performance & Lean Muscle Mass
- Feeling Good and Libido
Help You Resist Physical Stress
For a long time velvet antler is recognized as a powerful tonic that naturally stimulates us with a clean and non-fatiguing energy.
Not like coffee or energy drinks.
This effect can be subtle, but its long term consumption benefits are profound in that we can more easily overcome and adapt to daily stress.
Many types of stress depending on who we are as individuals.
How much to take is important and talked about in the dosage section.
Having the capability of increased resistance to physical stress is a major use to everyone.
Increase your overall energy and motivation while getting the most of your rest and recovery.
Adapting to stress assist will help us better regulate our immune, nervous and adrenal systems.
Adapting to stress means hormonal health.
Proper use could even benefit an overactive system that is depleted, therefore promoting greater health in those with adrenal fatigue.
It does so by activating the glands which secrete hormones that boost recovery and regeneration.
So all that sounds good, right?
Boost Joint Health & Injury Recovery
Some of us need to consider our joint health and prevent or recuperate from issues.
Deer antler velvet has its own cartilaginous structure.
So its much like our own cartilage joint cushioning, tendons and ligaments,
These nutritional constituents are recommended by the FDA for joints and any associated pain, stiffness and soreness.*
Be sure to take enough.
Don't forget to read how much you need before you begin taking it.
Less blood naturally flows into the joints.
We think the joint benefits come about as a result of increased blood flow into the joint structures as shown by the alcohol extract of deer antler velvet.
We will increase
- cardiovascular blood flow
- range of motion - flexibility
- strength - better muscular contraction
Proper supplementation yields terrific long term benefit with a healthy goal oriented lifestyle.
Give yourself some time to see results.
Some report almost immediate results upon consumption while others may begin to notice effects within the first 2-4 weeks that will continue to get better with continued consumption.
Accelerated Regeneration and Growth
Let's fast forward to the last 20 or so years.
Modern methods of analysis have discovered within deer antler velvet nanogram amounts of growth factors.
Growth factors have glandular stimulating and cellular activating characteristics.
In particular, IGF-1.
Savvy scientist know that IGF-1 isn't responsible for all the benefits.
But as a superfood source with many different constituents, their synergism for health and well-being are now more understood.
These various constituents found within deer antler velvet will profoundly feed and stimulate our cells for tissue regeneration.
To name a few:
These are required in enzyme and catalytic cellular functions as well as being the raw material for tissues.
Growth factors are known to boost cellular functioning and uptake of nutrients
This helps our own growth, regeneration of tissues and injury recovery, as well as a slowing and preventing the effects of agings
Many hormones are closely associated with IGF-1
With the advent of isolating these constituents research and scientific consensus has still yet to prove if it is the IGF-1 in the bottle that works or that extracted liquids themselves that cause glandular output of circulating IGF-1 blood levels to increase.
Regardless, there is most definitely a hormonal action involved with its consumption.
Up Performance and Lean Muscle Mass
Highly sought out among athletes and fitness enthusiast.
It is the confirmed performance enhancement benefits of the hydroalcoholic extract that gives us an edge.
It gives you positive performance results.
First recognition was seen in the Russian athletes of the 1970's who were tested.
Athletes and gym goers, like yourself, appreciate the better performance and physique enhancement uses.
Looking healthy is good for self-esteem and self-image.
Much of this benefit is seen and felt through the nerve boosting properties.
This fancy concept is easily understood in the gym as increasing the contractile capacity of muscular groups.
In other words, its strengthening to your body.
Scientifically these concepts translate into increased anaerobic workloads and more weight for more repetitions, which is a progressive measuring standard of performance.
Its about you reaching your goals.
More progress for you equals more gains.
Athletes report, in studies and anecdotes:
- greater strength
- greater lean muscle mass
- decreased delayed onset muscle soreness
- increased joint health and flexibility
Endurance athletes have shown increases in red blood cell count and greater aerobic capacities, but this benefit takes time to ripen.
More energy for you.
But we need a certain amount to get real results, more on dosage below.
Many receive metabolic benefits that increase overall energy and well-being.
A specific group of those who supplement with our extract prefer it as a natural alternative.
Behind the Iron Curtain
Yes, the Soviets had even been involved in extensive research to ascertain the performance benefits of deer antler velvet.
But they've been using it for awhile.
In their country it was known in Russian folk use to be a warming and vitalizing food several hundred years ago, but with the advent of modern history, they began research nearly 90 years ago.
Modern research teaches us something new.
It wasn't until the 1970's that they discovered an extract of the lipids manufactured into an alcohol extract that has many strengthening benefits to the human organism.*
The Secret Soviet Weapon
The chairman of the Olympic Committee mandated all athletes use their patented deer antler extract to increase recovery, growth and performance.
Don't you remember the Soviet who dominated Rocky?
And to those who know their history, the Soviets did actually dominated Olympic sports, especially weightlifting, from the early 70's to the late 80's.
Could this have been a secret confidential edge?
If all of this interest you, you need our Power Velvet version.
Feeling Good and Raising Libido*
Deer antler velvet has long been a sexual and intimacy tonic for men and women and a couple countries have developed alcohol extracts for use in those with libido issues.
We get hormonal effects from supplementing. To Boost Libido Make Sure to Get the Alcohol Extract of Deer Antler Velvet.*
Plus you already know about the blood circulatory properties which assist blood flow into the pelvis.
Because of the above mentioned performance properties and circulation benefits of the aqueous alcohol extract, as well as the nerve strengthening capacities one may find that the deer antler velvet extract will assist overall stamina of libido.*
How Does Deer Antler Velvet Work?
There must be a reason to is use and a booming world industry that garners the attention of several researchers and scientist in many countries.
Modern understanding has greatly advanced our knowledge of velvet antler.
We know by its composition and the knowledge of the structure and function of the plenitude of constituents which work together, like a symphony, to create an efficacious supplement that yields a multitude of benefits.
Its got a bunch of stuff in it, don't miss that link above about the constituents.
But, overall it contains a large amount of peptides and minerals that work synergistically with unique compounds such as hyaluronic acid and growth factors to elicit many of the effects and results.
Firstly we will outline the most scientifically backed uses of deer antler velvet.
Read on and make your own conclusions from the evidence supplied in the rest of this article.
- Solid Scientific Claims
- Not Fully Conclusive Claims
- Not So Scientific Claims
Solid Scientific Claims
Tonic Adaptogen* - This is a fancy concept that references the research into supplements that elicit a strengthening effect on the body and its systems.* They are tonic in action and stimulate clean holistic energy and prevent fatigue while helping us to overcome stress and maintain strong immune systems.* Due to some of the following actions we will see that this stress adaptation is generally physical in nature.
Performance - Borrowing the scientific research, its mandatory use by the Soviets has shown increased blood circulatory benefits, liver protective attributes and nerve strengthening effects of the aqueous alcohol extract.* This means it increases nervous innervation, easily known as the contractile capacity of muscle groups.* This leads to short burst style athletic performance increases found in weightlifting, bodybuilding, and similar sports.*
Joint Health & Injury Recovery* - Due to certain constituents recognized by the government one will benefit by better joint health, plus the content of proteins similar to our own bodily structures are plentiful within deer antler supplements, such as type II collagen.* Another involved and interesting cellular activator known as hyaluronic acid has many additional benefits for repair and regeneration.
Tissue Growth* - Ancient use was as a growth tonic for underdeveloping children and as a gland activator for the glandularly deficient.* It was also recommended to maturing people because of this interesting action on the body.* In modern times it has been discovered that very small amounts of key constituents, called growth factors, signal cellular structures for regeneration and growth, and are found in deer antler velvet extract itself and in larger amounts within the circulating blood of those who take it.*
Not Fully Conclusive Claims
Aphrodisiac* - For a long time the alcohol extract has been used to strengthen sexual function, but modern studies of deer antler velvet results are inconclusive concerning women and from men. Although some people do report benefit in libido, this may be because of the performance, blood circulation and stress adaptation effects.* So in other words, if your supplement doesn't have the alcohol extract in it don't expect the benefits of supplements made with it.*
Fat Burning* - Directly it may not be a fat reducer and there is nothing to prove it so scientifically. But as a stress adaption supplement and performance enhancer that also contains ursolic acid, which may be beneficial for fat burning, we can, with a little effort and motivational boost from deer antler velvet, achieve a leaner physique.* Additionally, research in other fields suggests a reduced stress response may be responsible for a smaller waist.*
Blood Health* - Because of the high mineral content and some studies suggesting increases in red blood cell count it may be possible to build blood quality, but this may take much more to achieve than one simply supplement.*
Not So Scientific Claims
Muscle Builder* - Some "experts" make bold claims that it builds muscle. They compare it to synthetic anabolics that give many athletes who dope an advantage over the competition. This is folly claim that has no backing from direct research or research into other associated fields that would be relevant to deer antler spray. Only one thing will build muscle: proper resistance training. Make the right choice and get to work.*
Speed Exercise Recovery - Depends which way you look at, but in general it really depends on why you would need it. If you think this works like synthetic anabolics that helps you recover quicker and train more you are grossly mistaken. But if you have joint issues, or desire the benefits of increased blood flow assisting and conversion in the liver, or need a boost to tissue regeneration than this is smarter thinking on your part.
Raise Only Male Hormones* - Seriously, what if you are a woman? This is once again incorrect as it does not directly raise only male hormones for a majority of the population, especially women. But if you have a lagging gladular system due to overwhelming stress and fatigue than the adaptogen capabilities may allow your lagging glandular system to function more appropriately, hence you may correct for proper hormone functioning.*
There are three sections used to identify the composition of velvet antler.
Tips and Uppers – The tine is also known as the Wax or Jelly Piece due to its fatty glossy texture.
Middles – The shaft and branch is known as the Blood Piece from the larger amount of vessels found in the interior.
Bottoms – The trunk, or flattened base section, known as the Bone Piece, is completely hollow inside.
This link here will give an in depth analysis of the constituents and sections.
In the above picture is an above average quality rack. We see that it has 14 tines, 2 main shafts and 4 branches, and 2 center trunks. Higher quality racks are known to contain more tines.
What is the Best Deer Antler Velvet Supplement?
Click click the following link to learn what is the best deer antler velvet supplement?
To further engage your education...
- Yance, Donald, CN, MH, RH (AHG), Adaptogens in Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont. Healing Arts Press. 2013. Print.
- Kamen, Betty PhD and Paul, The Remarkable Healing Power of Velvet Antler. Novato California, Nutrition Encounter. 2003. Print.
- Davidson, Allison, Velvet Antler. Connecticut. 2000. Print.
Bensky, Clavey, Stoger, Chinese Herbal: Materia Medica 3rd Edition. Seattle Washington, Eastland Press, 2004. Print.
Wu, Jing-Nuan, An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica. New York, New York. Oxford University Press. 2005.
Tierra, Michael L.Ac, OMD, AHG and Leslie L.Ac, AHG, Chinese Traditional Herbal: Materia Medica and Herbal Resource Vol II. Twin Lakes Wisconsin, Lotus Press, 1998. Print.
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