Mental Acuity - Anti-Stress Effects -
scientist, Dr. Taneyeva, produced research indicating the mental
capacity of students improved following the use of velvet extract
prior to a mathematical test. There is also experimental evidence
from Dr. Fennesey (New Zealand) which suggests the velvet preparation
can protect against shock or stress. He points to Russian studies
which cite that patients who have taken velvet extract prior
to surgery for gastrointestinal tumors showed significantly
fewer stress levels in the blood.
and well-thought out studies appear to show that velvet antler
may also have anti-aging properties by reducing signs of senility,
which may be attributed to its hormonal effects.
was thought to be an alternative treatment in the past may soon
become a part of main-stream medicine as the claims of traditional
practitioners are becoming validated by new scientific research.
In particular, New Zealand's unique scientific testing has piqued
the interest of scientists in the west making the potential
of Antler Velvet becoming as necessary as vitamins for optimal
the Immune System
Antler Velvet is a safe and natural treatment for boosting the
immune system, known as immunopotentiation, by increasing the
production of white blood cells (lymphocytes). Monocytes are
representative of 3.7% of the body's white blood cells and are
essential to the immune function of lymph, spleen, and bone
marrow. The increase in numbers serve to intensify immune function.
An analysis was performed on eight New Zealand red deer extracts
and this showed that extracts prepared from freeze dried antlers,
harvested at the proper time, had significant immune stimulant
activity. In the laboratory, it was noteworthy to find immune
enhancement, even at the lowest dilution. The Pure Antler Velvet
Powder is equally as effective in boosting the immune system.
on the Liver and Kidney
Antler may aid in the treatment of these diseases in a manner
comparable to steroid- based pharmaceuticals. Velvet Antler,
due to its Androgenic activity, which increases the production
of testosterone, was used to determine its effects on the liver
and kidney. Liver tissue damaged with chloroform was able to
recover following Antler Velvet treatment. In follow-up studies
the protein formation in both the kidney and liver was enhanced,
as a result of Velvet Antler on RNS polymerase (enzyme) activity.
- Cell Growth Stimulation - Athletic Performance
Antler Velvet extracts are found to improve cell growth due to the
nutrient rich and fast growing cartilage, which during investigation
at AgResearch showed the cartilage contained many growth factors.
After preliminary studies were completed, velvet extracts were
shown not only to improve cell growth, but also showed anti-viral
plus anti-tumor components. The Invermay scientists have shown
that a natural hormone called "insulin-like growth factor
or IGF-1" and a related hormone, IGF-2, promote growth
in laboratory cells on culture plates. This group of scientists
has recently shown antler cells have the capacity to create
IGF themselves. Our growth hormone levels decrease as we age
along with IGF-1 and the deterioration of muscle occurs. As
a result, the use of deer velvet, with its natural source of
IGF-1, can help keep the body slim and muscles toned.
growth stimulation is of great importance to everyone, especially
athletes. The use of deer antler velvet by successful Russian
Olympic athletes has attracted the attention of trainers and
sports doctors worldwide. Synthetic steroids are known to be
potentially harmful. As such, natural and safe alternatives
are essential. Deer Antler Velvet has been proven to improve
muscular strength and increase endurance. New Zealand athletes,
sponsored by the Game Industry Board, tested deer velvet and
found it to be a safe performance enhancer without adverse side
effects. Top golfers, world record rowers, a champion tri-athlete,
and other outstanding athletes attribute part of their success
to velvet antler extract.
Antler Extracts increase the production of testosterone and
its metabolites. In this capacity, Antler Velvet may act in
a manner that is similar to the supplement androsternedione,
which was brought to light by record-holding batter Mark McGuire
at the end of the 1998 baseball season. Androstenedione is a
steroid precursor normally produced by the adrenal glands and
gonads, and is converted to testosterone in the liver. Although
no long term studies on the performance-enhancement use of androstenedione
are available, manufacturers and consumers say that the steroid
precursor helps to increase muscle mass and shorten recovery
time following injury.
- Red Blood Cells
study conducted in Japan, ten patients who received velvet antler
extract noted a significant reduction in arterial blood pressure.
In eight of the patients, the systolic pressure was reduced
by 20-70 points and the diastolic was lowered by as much as
10-20 points. This study points to the extract being 80% effective
in lowering blood pressure. Deer Antler Velvet has long been
acknowledged for escalating the volume of blood and its circulation
throughout the body. Research has shown that it has a powerful
erythopoetic effect, which in layman's terms means that it increases
the formation of red blood cells (erythrocytes).
conducted by physicians and pharmacists indicate that the use
of Antler Velvet significantly improves the heart function,
regulating heart arrhythmias and improves blood circulation.
/ Rheumatism Pain
As components of antler
velvet, anti-inflammatory Prostaglandins assist in reducing the
swelling associated with arthritis and injury. Glucosamine sulfate,
when taken orally, has a 90% absorption rate. This combined with
chondroitin sulfate has demonstrated a slow, but gradual, reduction
in the pain of osteoarthritis (of which an estimated 50 million
North Americans are afflicted). This combination also gradually
rebuilds cartilage and improves joint mobility. Deer Antler Velvet
is a natural source of these substances. Type 11 collagen has
been suggested to be the major protein in velvet antler. In a
trial, involving rheumatoid arthritic patients, in a double- blind
study, those given Type 11 collagen for a period of three months
showed significant reduction in joint swelling and pain. Four
of the patients claimed complete remission, while the patients
receiving a placebo reported no reduction of symptoms. Juvenile
rheumatoid arthritic patients were given three months of therapy
with oral Type II collagen and results were less pain, less swelling,
and increased grip strength. Mobility was also increased.
taking Velvet Antler Extract for an extended period, many of our
customers have noted healthier hair and Faster growth of their
hair. This appears to be an added and previously unknown
benefit of our Extract.
Velvet Antler a Proven Aphrodisiac?
velvet antler has great energy producing properties and the Russian
researchers have claimed it increases wide-ranging sexual function,
we are hesitant to substantiate this claim without further research
data. Though we do get many customers that claim it improves their
Zealand Game Industry Boars former chief executive Rick Christie
said, "There is extensive anecdotal evidence of Velvet's
effectiveness, but now we're generating some rational scientific
evidence to verify those claims. That's an important step
for velvet in the international natural health market."