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.
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.
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.
Vitamin D & Eggs
Before we go any further there is something important most people don't know.
We must be getting Vitamin D to really make deer antler velvet work for us.
It does this by activating absorption of calcium/magnesium/phosphorus in the deer antler velvet, which in turn causes the utilization of the constituents from the bottom up.
Vitamin D enhances all the properties of deer antler velvet by increasing absorption.
So now that you know how to make deer antler work, you need to take enough.
Indeed, for sex hormones, the best tonic is to go eat some eggs for breakfast. Eggs are one of the best tonic foods out there.
Eggs naturally have Vitamin D. You know why that is good. Eggs and deer antler velvet for feeling good, adding muscle and enjoying sex.
What a combo!
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.*
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.*
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.
When we first hear of it, its usually about IGF-1.
But, its not only the tiny nanogram amounts of IGF-1 in velvet antler that make it work. Most importantly it's the concentrated combination of highly potent constituents working at the same time that signals our own IGF-1 and metabolic systems work better.
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 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.