is Deer Antler Velvet?
It is a natural
supplement with no added chemicals or, simply stated, the antlers
of deer. Deer antlers grow extremely rapidly and are naturally
cast every year thus beginning a new cycle of growth. Velvet is
the young antler in a cartilaginous state, harvested both for
its nutritional and medicinal value and to prevent injury to the
stags during the rutting season. Although contrary to the name,
the velvety fur covering is removed during processing and is not
included in the antler velvet supplements.
Is this a completely humane practice?
The harvesting of velvet is controlled by a strict Veterinary
Code of Conduct in New Zealand, under the supervision of veterinarians.
A local anesthetic is administered at the time of removal when
the antler is mainly formed of cartilage and is well-supplied
with blood vessels. The stags are then immediately released to
graze. Deer in New Zealand are prized animals and their health
and well-being is of the utmost importance to the farmers. This
practice has the endorsement of veterinarians, animal behaviorists
and animal welfarists.
Does Southern Cross Velvet Keep Their Client's Names Confidential?
Cross Velvet keeps all of our customers names confidential. Southern
Cross Velvet only reveals a customers name when a customer gives
testimonial or endorsement with consent.
The Shopping Site Secure?
Yes, every transaction
is guaranteed to be safe and secure. You will not be held responsible
for unauthorized charges made to your credit card while shopping
on Southern Cross Velvet site. We use an SSL 256-bit encrypted
shopping cart. Your credit card information is directed directly
to the banking network for authorization. Your IP address is automatically
logged as a security method in case of any identity theft.
Antler Extract versus Deer Antler Velvet Powder
Velvet Powder is the antler ground up and encapsulated. The extract
is the powder put through a patented extract process proserving
the growth factors and other beneficial minerals and vitamins bringing
a more powerful product with a higher absorbtion rate. For more
immediate results, Deer Antler Velvet Extract may be used. However,
Pure Deer Velvet Powder can be taken to achieve the same remarkable
results at a slower rate. We have had great success with dogs,
horses and cats, with the deer antler powder and have seen the
same success with the extract and have been adding it to our newer
Is Deer Antler Velvet Safe?
No toxicity has
been shown in Deer Anter Velvet consumption. In fact, in Asia it
has been deemed to be a nutritional food. There
are very few side effects. Deer Antler Velvet is a safe effective
supplement. Deer antler velvet has been taken for 1000's of years and
is given to children many Asian countries. But
with all supplements, you should consult your doctor before taking
are the Side Effects?
side effects are headache, bloody nose, and diarrhea. Usually a sign
that you are taking too much.
fast will results be seen?
effect is cumulative, some people/animals see beneficial results
within a week while others may not experience noticeable effects
for thirty to forty days, depending on the individual.
should you Store your product?
It is best
to store you deer antler velvet products in a cool dark place
and avoid exposing the product to extreme heat as it may destroy
are five grades of Deer Antler
Velvet Extract and Powder:
We offer Grade A in our Deer Antler
medicine has long regarded the deer as the ultimate medicinal
animal and velvet as the most sought after product of the deer.
Asian medicine differs from the scientific Western approach
since it is based on the promotion of health and prevention
of illness rather than concentrating on treating diseases.
Southern Cross Velvet offers you the finest quality of Deer
Antler Velvet from New Zealand. Our products are harvested under
the most humane conditions, a fact as important to us as to
you, since we are strong animal advocates. The Deer Antler velvet
is processed in tightly controlled licensed government facilities.
information we offer on this site is as accurate as it is possible
to obtain. Deer Antler Velvet, as with all supplements, is not
to be taken as a substitute for medical advice, nor is it intended
to diagnose or cure disease.