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Deer Antler VelvetDeer Antler Velvet is said to be the best source of IGF-1. This article explores exactly what that is and why there is such a growing interest in this product.
What is Deer Velvet?Deer antler velvet is the epidermis covering the inner structure of the growing bone and cartilage, which develops into antlers. Deer antlers are the only bone structures in mamals to regenerate completely every year.
HistoryThe first documented evidence that deer antler velvet was used as a medicine was found on a scroll from a tomb in Hunan China dating back 2000 years. The use of antler dates back to the Han Dynasty from 206 BC to 220 AD. In a 16th century medical text, Pen Ts'ao Kang Mu lists several antler preparations including pills, tinctures, and ointments. In Chinese medicine, antler velvet has been used for over 2000 years as a tonic, to reduce swelling, improve bone health, nourish the blood, and to treat impotence.
Source: Church JS. Velvet Antler: Its Historical Medical Use, Performance Enhancing Effects and Pharmacology. Elk Tech International Research Centre, Calgary, Canada; 1999.
Moderm Uses of Deer Antler VelvetIn 1999, the use of antler velvet was scientifically supported by clinical research in compliance with FDA regulations for its beneficial effects in treating arthritis. Empirical evidence also suggests several other therapeutically valuable actions including stimulation of the immune system, protective, anti-aging, and rejuvenating effects, and beneficial effects on blood and circulation.
Source: Goss RJ. Future directions in antler research. Anat Rec . 1995;241:291-302.
In Chinese medicine, deer antler velvet is used to treat impotence, female disorders, urinary problems, skin ailments, and joint weakness. It is also employed as a tonic in children with learning disabilities or insufficient growth.
Source: Kamen B. Red Deer Antler Velvet: Growth Hormone Connection, and More. Health Sciences Institute; 1998;2:1-2.
Koreans use antler velvet to treat anemia and impotence and to stimulate the immune system, treat impotence, improve heart function, muscle tone, lung efficiency, and nerve function.
Source: Gray CM, Taylor ML, Horton MA, Loudon ASI, Arnett TR. Studies with cells derived from growing deer antler. J Endocrinol . 1989;123:91.
The effects of antler velvet on cell growth and repair have been investigated in several areas. Antler regeneration not only involves bone, but nerve tissue as well, which can grow up to 1 cm/day, an exceptional rate of growth.
What are the ingredients?The following substances have been identified in the chemistry of deer antler velvet.
Source: Goss RJ. Future directions in antler research. 1995;241:291-302.
ContraindicationsContraindications have not yet been identified.
Pregnancy/LactationInformation regarding safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.
Deer Antler Velvet InteractionsOne possible interaction of deer antler velvet antler has been reported with morphine. Deer antler velvet has inhibited the development of tolerance to repeated doses of morphine in mice. This suggests that it may even be useful for prevention and therapy of the adverse actions of morphine.
Although several websites mention a possibility of chronic wasting disease (CWD) being present in antler products, the CDC has not found a relationship between CWD or any other neurological disease that affects humans with the use of deer antler velvet.
Side EffectsToxicity studies of deer antler velvet in rats demonstrated no mortality or adverse events on a short term basis (14 days). A 90-day study also found no observable, significant adverse effects, except for a minor change in liver weight.
Source: Allen M, Oberle K, Grace M, Russell A. Elk velvet antler in rheumatoid arthritis: phase II trial. Biol Res Nurs . 2002 Jan;3(3):111-118.
Verified Claims of Deer Antler Velvet
General NotesIGF-1 is released by the liver in response to HGH released by the pituitary gland. It works synergistically with HGH, and actually remains in the body longer than HGH. Deer antler velvet has shown dramatic effects among elite level athletes, so much that it has actually been banned by some sports organizations. It remains a safe and legal supplement to use without a prescription, and AntlerX IGF-1 Spray contains more deer antler velvet than any other similar supplement on the market today.
HGH and IGF-1 supplements can be used together for an even greater effect than either can produce alone.
Common Names: Deer velvet, velvet antler, Cornu cervi parvum, antler velvet, and lu rong (hairy young horn).
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Dosage and drug test
What is a good deer antler velvet dosage? Also, would it show up as a false positive on a drug test? Regards...
AskDocWeb: The specific daily amount varies with the product but is likely to be printed on the label. Deer antler velvet is not known to show up on drug tests as a false positive for anything. However, if that is a concern here is a list of all the substances that are known to have caused a false positive on urine drug tests.
My wife and I own a Applegate Deer Farm in southern Maine. We have many repeat customers who use our velvet antler, 250 MG. Some are athletes and some for joint pain associated with an injury or aging.
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