Deer antler velvet extract is a rich source of all the nutrients our body’s need including the minerals calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and cobalt.
Also found in antler velvet extract in varying quantities are the major amino acids, collagen, anti inflammatory prostaglandins, glucosamine, chondroitin, gangliosides, and erythropoietin and the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega 6.
IGF 1 & 2: (insulin like growth factor) for muscle development, growth and maintenance of bones and stimulates cartilage growth
Omega 3 & 6: Essential fatty acids
Gangliosides: Promotes memory and learning function
Enzymes: Catalas and peroxidase.
Sugars: Arabinose, deoxyribose, fucose, galactose, mannose, ribose, xylose.
Minerals: Calcium, potassium, chlorine, sulphur, phosphorus, silicon, magnesium, sodium, nitrogen, manganese, iron, copper, zinc.
Amino acids: Collagen is the major protein and consists of glycine, alanine, proline, hydroxyproline and glutamic acid.
Lipids: Protoeolipids, gangliosides, sphingomyelins.
Saturated fats: Palmatic Acid, Stearic Acid.
Unsaturated fats: Oleic Acid, Palamitoleic.
Phospholipids: Lecithin and cephalin.
Hormones: Estrone, testosterone and a substance similar to progesterone.
Iron: Iron is needed for the production of hemoglobin, to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around our body. Copper is involved in iron metabolism. Potassium and sodium control the passage of substances in and out of cells
Nitrogen: is important in the muscles. All nutrients contribute in some way to a healthy immune system.
These minerals alone could explain velvets use for osteoporosis, anemia and a growth stimulant for children.
Amino Acids: All parts of our bodies are made from amino acid and minerals. Amino acids build cells and repair tissues. Essential amino acids have to be obtained from food or supplements for our body to make the other amino acids it needs. Athletes use amino acid supplements to boost energy and to assist with injury recovery.
Collagen: Deer velvet contains collagen, a compound important in the connective tissues of our skin, hair and bones, important with the mineral silicon.
Hormones: Male and female hormones are found in deer velvet which could relate to the Chinese use of it for infertility in men and women and the beneficial effect it has during menopause. Hormones are also involved in the good health of our bones.
Lipids: Velvet contains a large amount of lipids. Linolenic acid and prostaglandins, two very important substances. Our body turns linolenic acid into G.L.A., which then plays a role in helping to maintain the levels of prostaglandins. Simply, prostaglandins are cell function regulators and exercise control over just about everything in our body, telling it how to react to infection, inflammation and pain.
Lecithin and muccopolysaccharides: Are compounds involved in cholesterol breakdown.
Sugars, arabinose deoxyribose that form D.N.A. and many many more substances are found in deer velvet.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate, amino sugars that are important in the body for joint maintenance and repair, also important for bone, ligament and cartilage growth. Chondroitin has an anti-flammatory effect.
Deer antler velvet extract is now proving to be one of the most beneficial products in natural medicine. Oriental physicians have regarded it as an essential health, energy and sexual tonic for the past 2000 years.
Deer antler velvet extract has been scientifically proven to provide the following benefits:
- Improves immune system functioning
- Improves athletic performance and strength
- Improves muscle recovery after exercise
- Is an excellent natural supplement for women’s health
- Provides vitality and anti-ageing properties for seniors
- Is an alternative natural supplement for bodybuilding and weight training
- Is a superior source of Growth Factors including IGF-1 & IGF-2
- Enhances sexual functioning for both men and women
- Is a natural supplement for arthritis