New Zealand Deer Velvet
Deep Blue Health New Zealand Deer Velvet. Rich in IGF-1 IGF-2, this quality deer velvet is produced from the finest South Island velvet in NZ. It has been expertly hand-selected to ensure it contains a variety of complex elements including amino acid (almost half of its substance), enzymes, minerals, vitamins, fats, luteinizing hormones (LH, also known as lutropin and sometimes lutrophin) and a very potent growth hormone known as IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor). The premium grade velvet is freeze dried to preserve its potent qualities. Supports joint health, the immune system and energy levels.
(Information from Deep Blue Health, the manufacturers of this product)
Q: What is Deer Velvet?
A: Deer antlers are also called velvet. Only male deer (stag) grow antlers and use them to dominate their opponents.
Q: Is the Deer harmed during the Velvet removal process?
A: No, the deer is not harmed. In New Zealand, velvet antler removal (velvetting) is a legally controlled surgical procedure designed to assure the welfare of the stags being velvetted.
The procedure is covered by legislation under the “Animal Welfare Act 1999”. The velvet removal process is only carried out by trained specialists who ensure the welfare of the deer. It is a renewable resource as deer antlers regenerate naturally once a year.
The New Zealand deer industry is committed to the welfare of stags during velvet removal (known as ‘velvetting’) and has undertaken extensive scientific research into this subject. These research findings underpin the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Stags during the Removal of Velvet, published by the government’s National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC). The Code was developed in association with the New Zealand Veterinary Association, NAWAC, MAF and animal welfare groups represented by the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.
The Code of Practice, in turn, forms the basis of a training and certification programme managed by the National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB).
Q: Is Deep Blue Health Deer Velvet supplement, drug free?
A: Our velvet is drug free, meaning there is no trace of sedatives in our velvet powder extract.
Q: How is it a renewable product?
A: Antlers are naturally deciduous – they fall off and re-grow every year.
Q: For how long should I take Deer Velvet?
A: You can take Deer Velvet as a natural health tonic as long as you need it.
Q: What if I am vegetarian?
A: Deer velvet is not a meat product. It is a similar product to eggs or milk.
Antler Deer Velvet has been scientifically proven to provide the following benefits:
Improves Immune System Support
Improves Athletic Performance and Strength
Improves Muscle Recovery after exercise
Is an excellent natural supplement for Womens Health
Provides Vitality and Anti-aging properties for Seniors
Is an alternative natural supplement for Bodybuilding and Weight Training
Is a superior source of Growth Factors including IGF-1 IGF-2
Enhances Sexual Functioning for both men and women
Is a natural supplement for Arthritis
Antler deer velvet is poised to be one of the most versatile multipurpose natural remedies to arrive in the West.
Why and How is Deer Velvet used in Traditional Oriental Medicine?
Velvet antler has been prized in traditional Oriental medicine for over 2000 years for its effects in supporting good health. Consistent with holistic Oriental Medicine, philosophies of promoting 'wellness' rather than curing 'illness' velvet's use is as a tonic to maintain good health. Highly trained Oriental Medicine Doctors prescribe velvet in combination with other herbs according to the effect required. A 'soup' is made from the prescription and is drunk. It is suggested that velvet was first thought of as product with special properties because of its unique attributes in that:
Velvet grows very quickly - at up to 2cm per day
Velvet is the only mammalian organ to completely regenerate annually.
Why take Deer Velvet?
Traditionally, deer velvet is used to encourage wellness and support a healthy immune function. Modern research is being used to investigate velvet's health benefits. For example, research conducted by Otago University's Human Performance Centre indicates that velvet may be used to support strength and endurance training and may assist normal recovery process after training.
Each capsule contains 166.7mg of Deer Velvet powder (3:1) equivalent to 500mg of fresh high grade Deer Velvet and encapsulating aids. No artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.
Harvested under the National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB).
NZ laboratory quality tested. This product is made under internationally recognised HACCP Principles and Good Manufacturing Practices
Take one or two capsules daily as a dietary food supplement or as professionally advised.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place below 25C. As a general rule, have at least a 1 hour separation of time between taking any pharmacy medication and natural supplements.