The Benefits and Uses Of Deer Velvet Antler
Velvet Antler is a common ingredient found in many male health supplements.. The extract is taken from crushed or powdered antlers, largely taken from deer, it can also be taken from elk antlers.
Its main uses are in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, immune deficiencies, tissue repair, gynaecological problems and general health promotion.
The main part of the antler responsible for the extract is the base…
Velvet Antler Is Also Known As
Deer Velvet Antler, Deer Antler, Elk Velvet Antler, Cervus, Lu Jiao Pan…
The Extract of Deer Velvet Antler is largely composed of
- Various Bioactive peptides
- fatty acids
- Hylasuronic acid
- Copper and Manganese
Velvet Antler has a very similar mineral profile to bone tissue, it could contain certain growth hormones such as testosterone but these are in too small quantities to be active ingredients.
Their is no clinically proven dose for use on humans, most supplement experts suggest that 500mg is the beneficial daily amount
The Uses Of Velvet Antler
The compound has been tested for its ability to help treat many health conditions, this is without doubt the reason why it appears in the formulas of many health supplements.
Despite many claims and trials looking into its beneficial effects, it has only been shown in one study to provide a minor boosting effect to muscle torque ( strength) all other trials have failed to show any benefits to this commonly used compound.
Does It Boost Low Testosterone
There has been at least two studies involving human test subjects looking at the testosterone boosting ability of velvet antler… 1 study running over 12 weeks saw healthy adult men take 1000mg of velvet antler.. the results were disappointing with no increases in testosterone being recorded.
Another study, also using health adult males saw them take an increased daily dose of 1500mg over a period of 11 weeks… again, the same result occurred, with no increases in free or serum testosterone being recorded.
Other trials looking at the effect on Luteinizing Hormone failed to reveal any effects.
Despite its inclusion in many popular male health products inparticular a large number of testosterone boosting supplements.. the facts are quite clear that Velvet Antler has no proven benefits when taken to either boost testosterone or any other symptoms associated with reduced hormone levels.