1. What is deer antler velvet?

Deer antler velvet (DAV) is deer antler while still in its growth stage. The word "velvet" is derived from a soft velvet-like covering that grows on the deers antlers during the early growth stages. The deer antler is the only mammalian tissue that is shed and regrows each and every year.

  1. What is in deer antler velvet?

Deer antler velvet is quite unique. It  is a wonderful superfood that contains a concentrated source of complex nutritional substances ever found in the plant or animal kingdom. It is made up of approximately 40 key compounds and over 400 active ingredients.

Deer antler velvet is known to contain proteins, minerals, lipids and water. You can also find 13 growth factors, 21 amino acids, 20 glycosaminoglycans and an assortment of trace elements and minerals.  This is why it is refered to as a "SuperFood".

  1. How does deer antler velvet work?

Restoring homeostasis to an unbalanced body is what Deer Antler Velvet does best by helping where it is needed. Its considered by many to be a natural adaptagen. It has an effect on many systems in the body given its complex chemical composition. The active ingredients in deer antler velvet are mostly precursors that are needed in the body to process chemicals and various substances that maintain its health and wellbeing.

  1. What improvements can I expect?

Studies suggest that deer antler velvet has many beneficial effects related to: increases in muscular development, reduction in blood pressure;improved recovery; prevention and reduction of inflammation; strength and endurance; improvement in bone and joint health; stimulation of the immune system; improvement of sexual health; and so much more.

  1. What studies support the benefits of deer antler velvet?

Many modern scientific studies support the benefits of deer antler velvet. Over the years there has been a multitude of research New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Korea, China and Australia giving support to the benefits of deer antler velvet. Approximately 250 papers have been published in the last 80 years alone on the effects of deer antler velvet. This research has given substantial credibility the benefits of using deer antler velvet as an everyday supplement to support overall health and wellbeing.

  1. Who uses deer antler velvet?

We have a extensive clientele worldwide who use our product exclusively. Most people once introduced to our products will benefit from its broad range of benefits. We pride ourselves on our consistent referrals from all walks of life ranging from physicians, naturopath doctors, military officers and soldiers,chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, fitness trainers, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners,coaches and athletes and so many more. We love our products and willing support everyone who uses it and values us enough to pass this along to their family, friends, work colleagues and those near and dear.  Having our product referred to others over the many years of production is testament to the quality of product and known benefits of taking the product on a daily basis.

  1. What is the difference between deer antler velvet capsules and deer antler spray/extract?

Our capsules 100% pure deer antler velvet, with minimal processing to ensure a rich end product with little interruption to its high quality compounds. When our deer antler velvet is collected, it is dried, milled into a powder, and then encapsulated. Once the capsules are consummed all the nutrients are absorbed by the digestive system. This way the deer antler velvet retains high quality natural ingredients in its purest state. Ensuring you the consumer get the highest grade and purest product on the market with minimal interruption. Traditional consummers of deer antler velvet prefer capsules because it is a pure, organic, natural, whole food.

By maintaining a high standard of extraction of our deer antler velvet we ensure we are able to maximize the full growth factor matrix, including IGF-1, IGF-2, EGF and so much more. Our deer antler velvet is extracted using proprietary methods that purify and increase the growth factor content, far beyond its normal composition. Our extract is administered sublingually (under the tongue) and is absorbed directyl into the bloodstream. Many competitive and professional athletes prefer deer antler velvet extract due to the performance benefits associated with increasing IGF-1 and other growth factors in the body.

  1. What product should I take? What is the recommended dosage?

This depends on your reasons for taking deer antler velvet in the first place.

The efficacy of Deer antler velvet depends on dosage amounts which means taking more produces greater results. For

  • General health, 1000 mg daily.
  • Therapeutic effects, 2000 mg daily.
  • Athletic performance, 3000 mg daily.
  • Competitive sports, 2 ml of extract daily (one squeeze of the bulb = 1 ml).
  • Professional sports, 1 tablet daily.

Capsules can be taken with or without meals.

When taken sublingually (as an oral spray), you will receive absorption rate of 95%- making this an extremely high bioavailability.

  • Extract liquid should be taken on an empty stomach, twice daily.
  • Shake the bottle well before use.
  • Spray 3-5 sprays (depending on the product) under the tongue and hold in mouth for 90 seconds before swallowing.
  • Extract capsules should also be taken on an empty stomach, amount depends on your reasons for taking the product

Because our deer antler velvet is contains a higher dose than other brands, you will receive greater benefits - quicker.

  1. How quick can I expect results?

Response time depends on a number of factors including your state of health, how your system operates on a daily basis, times of consumption of the product, diet and your exercise routine. Because deer antler velvet is a natural adaptogen, its specific action on each individual, including the width, depth and speed of the action, will vary. Some may notice results immediately after only a few days of taking the product, while others notice results after a course of a few months, and the very unfortunate few that stop taking the product will then realise how much it was actually working for them when old aches and pains return.

Deer antler velvet's effects are:

  • gradual
  • cumulative
  • and most importantly develop over time! 

Like all good things it wont happen overnight - but it will happen, therefore, it is important to use our deer antler velvet products on a consistent and daily basis to receive the full benefits.

  1. Is deer antler velvet safe?

Yes. Its 100% pure natural and a whole food - Deer antler velvet! Studies have shown that using deer antler velvet at the recommended doses is nontoxic. It has been used for thousands of years but like any product that you ingest if in doubt or you have allergies please consult with your registered Medical Professional to ensure this product is right for you first.

  1. Are deer killed for their deer antler velvet?

No, deers are killed or maimed in making this product.  New Zealand is one of the cleanest countries in the world and have strict controls on the treatment of their animals. Deer antler removal is carried out whilst the deer is alive, restrained and under local anesthesia (for the safety of the removalist and to minimise the stress on the deer). It is a quick and painless procedure along the lines of having your nails trimmed. After the quick procedure, the deer are released back into the lush green fields of New Zealand to carry on doing what they do so well - EAT! 

Its good to know that an antlered deer poses a significant danger to the herd and therefore antler removal is required on deer farms, even for farms not producing deer antler velvet.