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Canadian Red Deer & Elk Velvet Antler                                            250 mg
Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules daily 

Canadian researchers are rediscovering an old oriental elixir: VELVET ANTLER, a natural remedy that prevents a multitude of health problems.

Researchers at the University of Alberta are studying manuscripts belonging to physicians of the Korean royal family. They have found numerous references to the use of velvet antler in combating fatigue, arthritis, rheumatism, premature aging and impotence in men, and as an aphrodisiac.

Recent research reveals that the benefits of velvet antler do not derive from one active ingredient alone but, rather, from the synergistic effect of two or three of its constituents. In order to regenerate and increase, cells need oxygen, which they obtain from red blood vessels. Antler velvet  has the ability to increase the volume of red blood vessels in the blood and, consequently, improve oxygenation and body function in general.

We offer 100% natural velvet antler that is free of artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and preservatives; it is also subject to government test standards. This product is provided by Quebec breeders of red deer and wapiti; they remove the velvet antler from these animals, dry it and sell it. There is now a growing demand for velvet antler, and the majority of its users are very satisfied with its effects. Try it and enjoy its benefits !  You will find that it

Some Research Findings about Elk Velvet Antler

Previous research on velvet antler has been conducted in eight general areas:

    1. Hormones. Velvet antler has been shown to boost testosterone levels. This hormone promotes male characteristics. It has also been shown to boost estrogen production. This hormone promotes female characteristics. The estrogen hormone most effected by velvet antler is Estradiol, a precursor to testosterone.

    2. Blood building. Tests with preparations of velvet antler have shown it to increase production of both red blood cells to a higher degree and white blood cells to a lesser degree. The findings are linked with velvet antler’s ability to increase oxygen uptake to the brain, liver and kidneys.

    3. Protection against stress. Velvet antler helps the body maintain homeostasis against head, cold and electric shock. This has been linked to velvet’s antler’s ability to decrease mast cell degranulation.

    4. Protection from liver damage. In a controlled test, velvet antler helped to protect liver damage from carbon tetrachloride.

    5. Stimulation of growth. Velvet antler is an extremely rich, fast growing tissue that contains many growth factors. Elk can grow up to 40 pounds of new velvet in approximately two months. Due to its fast rate of growth, antler is being looked as a model for studies on osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, a possible graft for healing fractures, and as a model for cancer studies.

    6. Aging retardation. Recent studies in Japan show velvet reduced signs normally associated with senility. Results suggest that this is due to the velvet’s positive hormonal influence.

    7. Recovery from traumatic injury. Research has shown that velvet antler helps to heal nerve tissue. This mechanism can be explained by velvet antler’s ability to enhance glycosis to nerve tissue. Velvet antler’s relationship to recovery from traumatic injury could possibly explain its effectiveness against arthritis.

    8. Reduction in blood pressure. This is likely due to velvet antler’s ability to increase dilation of the peripheral blood vessels.

Dr. Peter Fennesy, general manager of the Invermay Research Centre in Otago, NZ states that initial research findings are very positive. Research thus far has found high levels of a natural growth hormone called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in the blood of the animal during the antler growth period as well as to receptors to IGF-1. Velvet antler is a natural source of IGF-1 that can improve muscular development.

Much research in Russia has been done on pantocrin (an extract of velvet antler). In 1974, Drs. Yudin and Dobryakov found that pantocrin improved the performance of average healthy athletes. Dr. Korobkov in 1974 said that pantocrin and other naturally occurring substances acted by accelerating the body’s natural restorative processes and by increasing the body’s resistance to unfavorable external influences.

For twelve years, Dr. Arkdy Koltun, Chairman of the Medical Committee for the Russian Bodybuilding Federation conducted research into anabolic agents that can improve performance, strength and musculature in athletes. In studies with Russian kayakers, weightlifters, bodybuilders and powerlifters, Dr. Koltun found that velvet antler has myotropic (increases muscular strength) and nerotropic (nerve strengthening) properties. He also found properties in antlers that are beneficial in treating infectious diseases, fatigue and hypertension.

Studies in China carried out on rats have reported that velvet antler extracts greatly increased the number of blood components that might affect the blood immune system. Velvet can reduce anemia. Studies carried out in China in 1964, 1970 and 1979 using preparations of velvet on anemic rabbits have shown that red blood synthesis was stimulated.

Japanese scientists Wang and associates found that velvet antler has an anti-aging effect. Drs. Takikawa and Kajihara in the 1970s found that pantocrin sped up the healing process of damaged neural tissues.

Dr. Lester Morrison, over ten years ago found that velvet antler contains Chondroitin Sulfate A, an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory agent.

Studies done at the University of Alberta show that 50% of the composition of velvet antler is amino acids (building blocks of life) including all essential amino acids. Research also found lipids, proteins, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and trace minerals, including manganese, zinc, calcium and selenium.

For the sources of the above, please see the Bibliography.

References on Deer Antler Velvet

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Bae, D.S. 1977. Studies on the effects of velvet on growth of animals. III. Effect of antler on the ability of spermatogenesis of cocks. Reprinted paper 15:103-109.

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Kajihara, M. and N. Kokubu 1971. Effect of Pantui extract (Pantocrin) on several enzyme activities of spinal nerves on rats. Pharmacometrics 5:741-745.

Kang, W.S. 1970. Influence of antler (deer horn) on the mesenteric mast cells of rats exposed to heat, cold or electric shock. The Journal of Catholic Medical College 19:1-11.

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Li, C. and W.Y. Wang 1990. Review of studies on the effective compounds of velvet antler. Chinese special wild economic animal and plant research 4:19-22.

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