Dr Sean Penny
*Velvet, a revered tonic in China for over 2000 years and what is largely considered a significant contributing factor for the success of many of the world’s best athletes, is fast becoming one of the most sought after ergogenic aids in the western world. Prized in the Orient for its rejuvenating properties and potent performance-enhancing effects it comes as no surprise that Deer Velvet has been considered the “secret weapon” of Russian Olympic training programs and it may well become the future nutritional supplement of choice for athlete’s across the globe.
Recent research has uncovered that velvet antler contains a number of important nutrients including Native Type II Collagen; a very potent growth-promoting hormone known as Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1); Essential Fatty Acids; Chondroitin Sulfate; Glucosamine; amino acids; minerals; trace minerals; enzymes and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.
As with any product, there are many companies that will offer cheap, adulterated forms just to get sales and boost profits. With all the research I have done it seems that Mountain Red Deer Velvet is the most potent of all.
With more studies underway I am convinced (as are many others) that deer velvet is poised to be one of the most versatile multipurpose natural remedies to arrive in the West.