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HGH Plus with velvet antlerAn important part of the HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2 formulation is velvet deer antler, also called deer antler velvet.

Velvet deer antler, also known as "VDA" has been used for its known longevity and fitness benefits as far back as ancient China.

It has also been widely used for its athletic and bodybuilding benefits for decades in Russia and Europe.

In 1988 Dr. B.X. Wang, et al., studied and documented the effects of velvet antler on anti-aging. More recent studies have confirmed these anti-aging findings.


Velvet Deer Antler is a Superior Source of Important Growth Factors!

growth factorsVelvet deer antler has been called a natural steroid although it is not a steroid.

It is a natural and safe substance that is capable of promoting strength and endurance, improving muscle recovery after exercise, enhancing sexual function, as well as providing a wide range of other health benefits.

Velvet antler contains almost 40 health components, including 9 growth factorsas well as 23 amino acids.

Velvet antler is also rich in collagen type 2, glucosamine and chondroitin.

Clinical studies have shown that VDA is the richest source of diverse growth factors in the animal kingdom.

Velvet Deer Antler is the Best Natural Source of These Important Growth Factors:

Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 (IGF-2)
Erythropoietin (EPO)
Luteinizing Hormone Stimulator (LH Stimulator)
Bone Morphogenetic 4 Growth Factor (BMP-4)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 (FGF-8)
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Neurotrophin-3 (NTF-3)

One of Nature's Most Effective Natural Ingredients!

Velvet deer antler is a natural supplement compounded when deer antler cartilage is harvested for nutritional and medicinal use. Each year male deer cast off their previous year's antler growth and in the spring a new cycle of bony antler growth begins at an extremely rapid rate, making deer antlers the fastest growing bony substance in existence.

Used in supplements velvet deer antler is known as one of the most full-spectrum health, fitness, and anti-aging ingredients available. Velvet antler is also considered very safe.

The process of harvesting velvet deer antler takes place on regulated farms where correct handling and velvet removal techniques that prevent injury, stress, or pain are carried out by veterinarians. Within hours after the procedure the deer are back grazing on open pasture lands. Studies have been done by animal behaviorists to ensure the process does not cause stress or aversion.

Today the velvet deer antler trade remains strong in Asia, with China producing nearly 100 tons of dried velvet antler annually. It is also an important crop in Russia with significant exports to Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

However, New Zealand velvet antler is prized throughout Asia because it is considered by many to be more potent than the more commonly available deer antler.

More about proper processing and the different qualities of velvet deer antler.

The Medicinal Uses of Velvet Deer Antler Throughout History

The history of velvet deer antler as a medicinal substance for treating impotence, menoxenia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, dizziness, insomnia, amnesia, wounds, pain and arthritis stretches back thousands of years to the Han Dynasty 206 BC to 220 AD.

Antler velvet has been a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2,000 years as a wellness tonic to strengthen bones and tendons, nourish the blood, reduce swelling, and treat impotence.

It is mentioned in the chief authority on early Chinese pharmacology, the Pen Ts'ao Kang Mu. Several modern compilations of Chinese medical preparations still contain numerous antler uses, and antler extract compounds are listed in the pharmacopoeia of the former USSR Health Ministry.

It is used to treat: low energy, headaches, joint pain, kidney and liver problems, stomach ulcers, gout, eczema, chills, and more!

Clinical Research Done on Velvet Deer Antler

Although traditional Chinese medicine has extolled the benefits of velvet antler as a premium medicinal substance for 2000 years recent studies provide compelling scientific evidence supporting its use to relieve a range of symptoms.

Research has shown velvet deer antler to provide beneficial effects in many areas including anti-aging, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, mental, immune system, healing, and growth and strength enhancement.

A Russian study indicated that the amino acids, polypeptides and other compounds found in antler increased the survival rate of mice with cancerous tumors up to 40%. In addition, a study conducted by the East-West Research Institute and the Korean FDA found that mice with tumors lost less weight and suffered lower levels of kidney damage than those treated with the frequently-prescribed anti-cancer drug cis -Platin (CDDP).

It also appeared to boost the effectiveness of CDDP when used with the cancer drug. Those mice given a combination of velvet antler extract and CDDP survived longer and had fewer side effects than those given CDDP alone.

Another study noted that it appears to increase neutrophil levels in mice, which boost the body's ability to fight injuries and disease. A New Zealand study found compelling evidence that extracts of antler velvet stimulated the human immune system, as measured by increased white blood cell production.

Although use of the velvet deer antler extract pantocrin during World War II by Russian physicians provides anecdotal evidence of its healing powers, more recent studies have found that it can help heal epidermal wounds, speed recovery of surgical patients, ease the effects of menopause in women, increase testosterone levels in men, and can help to prevent conditions associated with aging.

Cardiovascular Studies

HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2Several studies show a positive correlation between consistent use of velvet deer antler and cardiovascular health.

Human subjects who used it were able to endure larger work loads and experienced a shorter recovery time between exercises.

One study suggested that daily use of chondroitin sulfate A - a key element of velvet antler - can reduce the risk of fatal heart attacks and stroke by more than 400 percent.

Many participants with high or low blood pressure also showed improvements in blood pressure.

Other studies reported an increase in heart strength and volume of blood pumped, while cardiac output, heart rate, mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, central venous pressure and other parameters remained unchanged.

Researchers suggest that the polysaccharides in antler may reduce the blood's tendency to clot, improving circulation, decreasing stroke risk and boosting general cardiovascular health.

Russian and Japanese researchers have concentrated on an alcohol extract of velvet antler called Pantocrin or Rantarin, discovering that the extract appears to lower blood pressure in both human subjects and laboratory animals.

Additional studies indicate that velvet antler significantly lowered the cholesterol level in laboratory animals.

Bone and Joint Benefits Studies

bone and joint benefitsElk antler grows as much as 50 pounds in less than a few months, making it the fastest-developing animal organism in the world. This rapid development is caused by antler's high content of bone morphogenetic proteins, which regulate bone growth, as well as growth factors I and II (IGF-1 & IGF-2).

These growth factors increase the rate of cell division during antler development, and contribute to the medicinal and anti-aging effects of velvet antler.

A study conducted by Suttie and Haines found that animals fed high levels of velvet antler extract grew significantly faster than the control group. These animals also experienced increased liver weight and a higher bone calcium content. In addition, the researchers found that velvet antler appeared to decrease calcium excretion.

In another study researchers reported observing new bone formation following whiplash injuries in rabbits.

Osteoarthritis is caused by the loss of cartilage in bone joints. In normal joints, cartilage serves as a buffer between bones. Usually the body replenishes cartilage as it wears away, but when osteoarthritis occurs, cartilage deteriorates faster than the body can replace it. Eventually, the bones begin to rub together causing pain, swelling and loss of joint mobility.

Most treatments for osteoarthritis attempt to reduce pain and maintain joint function but these treatments do little to restore joint health. In fact, many prescription and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs actually prevent the growth of collagen in joints, causing further cartilage degeneration. These drugs can also produce other serious side effects such as deterioration of the gastrointestinal tract lining, and liver and kidney damage.

Researchers believe that the imbalance between cartilage erosion and regeneration in osteoarthritis sufferers is caused by a lack of glycosaminoglycans.

Recent clinical tests suggest oral ingestion of glycosaminoglycan-peptide complex, or components such as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate - both found in velvet deer antler - may help stimulate cartilage repair.

Chondroitin sulfate, the most abundant glycosaminoglycan found in velvet antler, is used in surgery to stabilize tissue. Several studies on humans indicate regular oral ingestion of chondroitin sulfate can significantly reduce the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis.

Randomized studies of glucosamine indicate the compound not only inhibits cartilage degradation but also helps repair damaged cartilage.

Previous studies have already suggested that the cartilage compounds found in velvet antler may be effective at relieving rheumatoid arthritis pain.

Antidepressant and Mood Regulator Research

Clinical studies indicate that velvet deer antler may also function as an antidepressant and mood regulator. It was found to inhibit monoamine oxidase activity in the liver and brain tissues of aged mice.

Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors prevent breakdown of monoamine neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and serotonin. Antler apparently allows these vital neurotransmitters to be available longer to the brain structure, enhancing mood.

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