Deer Antler Velvet Extract
Antler Farms® Deer Antler Velvet Extract (Deer Antler Spray)
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® DEER ANTLER VELVET EXTRACT BETTER THAN THE REST?
(1) Top Grade Deer
We start with the highest quality red deer. Our deer are carefully selected, naturally healthy, free grazing herds raised in New Zealand's Canterbury Plains. Our deer live long, happy lives on our farms. No deer are ever harmed or killed.
(2) 75:1 Extract Ratio
Our deer antler spray and tablets are made with an unmatched, highly concentrated 75:1 extract. That means it takes 75 pounds of fresh velvet antler to make one pound of our extract - the strongest on the market.
(3) Innovatively Processed
Our extract is processed using an innovative, proprietary, confidential method designed to maintain its efficacy. Unlike other products, Antler Farms® deer antler velvet extract is made without the use of alcohol, other chemicals or heat.
(4) Growth Factor Matrix
Our extract process preserves deer antler velvet's full growth factor matrix in its naturally occurring state. Only by having the entire growth factor matrix can your body properly utilize them as they are meant to work together.
(5) High Bioavailability
We use liposomal technology to boost the absorption of our extract. Taken sublinqually, our deer antler velvet extracts have an enhanced bioavailability of up to 95%. The high absorption rate means quicker results and greater benefits.
What are the Benefits of Antler Farms® Deer Antler Velvet Extract?
The benefits of deer antler velvet extract comes from its powerful, bioavailable full growth factor matrix.
Growth factors are natural proteins that stimulate cell growth in the body. Our unique extraction process preserves the full growth factor matrix in its naturally occurring state:
- Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I
- Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) II
- Transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-A)
- Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B)
- Epidermal growth factor (EGF)
- Erythropoietin (EPO)
- Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs)
- Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)
- Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF9)
- Nerve growth factor (NGF) and other neurotrophins
- Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
- Vascular endothelial growth factor
Each plays a specific and important role.
IGF-1 is the most well known growth factor. It is a powerful hormone that stimulates growth in most cells of the body, including skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, nerves and skin.
Increasing the levels of IGF-1 in the body has an anabolic effect. It can increase the body’s ability to build muscle, recover, and reduce fat.
Other growth factors include: transforming growth factors, which are associated with tissue regeneration, cell differentiation, and immune system regulation; epidermal growth factor, which plays an essential role in wound healing; bone morphogenetic proteins, which have multiple roles in skeletal developmentand regeneration; nerve growth factor, which is important in the development of nerve cells; and vascular endothelial growth factor, which promotes the growth of new blood vessels.
Contrary to popular belief, deer antler velvet's benefits are not derived solely from IGF-1.
It is the presence and utilization of the full growth factor matrix that makes our product more effective than products that isolate IGF-1.
If an extraction process eliminates or minimizes other key elements, the deer antler velvet extract as a whole will not work as the human body cannot process a singular growth factor effectively without the others. This is overlooked by many companies and consumers, unfortunately, to their own detriment. It is VERY important that the entire growth factor matrix is present, as all are needed to act together.
Products that only contain IGF-1 will not have the efficacy as those with the full growth factor matrix in their naturally occurring ratios. That's one of the reasons why people experience greater benefits with Antler Farms® deer antler velvet extract when compared to other companies' products.
How is Antler Farms® Deer Antler Velvet Extract Produced?
Antler Farms® produces the world's strongest extract from top grade deer antler velvet.
Our deer antler velvet products begin with a robust herd of red deer in the green pastures of beautiful New Zealand. Because we are highly selective in our source, we do not buy from a collective like most manufacturers. We get our deer antler velvet directly from our farms, at precisely the right time, when the nutritional content is at its peak. By operating in this way, we know exactly who and where the deer antler velvet comes from, how our deer were raised, how the deer antler velvet was collected, and most imporantly can verify the quality of the raw materials.
Our 75:1 extraction process produces a highly concentrated, unmatched product.
Antler Farms® deer antler velvet extract is made from fresh, raw velvet. We start with whole stick deer antler velvet and extract its abundance of growth factors to make a highly concentrated product. It takes 75 pounds of raw deer antler velvet to make 1 pound of Antler Farms® deer antler velvet extract.
Others claim to have high extract ratios, but a deeper look at their product shows otherwise. The truth is, it is extremely difficult to extract deer antler velvet's bioavailable growth factors without destroying them in the process. That's why other companies can't prove the growth factor content in their products and can't dislcose it in their supplement facts panels. (See below, Why Other Companies' Deer Antler Velvet Extract Doesn't Work.)
Antler Farms® uses an innovative process to create its deer antler velvet extract that does not use alcohol or heat.
Our deer antler velvet extract is made using a proprietary, confidential method. First, bioavailable growth factors are extracted from the raw velvet. Then, a purification process is performed to remove the insoluble calcium, an undesired and unusable component. Finally, we apply a delicate process that increases the concentration and absorption rate of growth factors. Altogether, these step by step procedures have been meticulously crafted over time to deliver a product unlike any other in the current marketplace.
Through 30 years of research, trial and error, and countless revisions, we have developed this flagship product. Each step of the process is very complex, and precise execution is critically important in creating our authentic, high quality extract. No other company comes close.
Antler Farms® deer antler velvet extract has a high bioavailability of up to 95%.
Our extract contains 100% natural, concentrated growth factors and is available in liquid spray and tablet form. These products are taken sublingually, under the tongue, where the nutrients are rapidly and efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream. Using this liposomal delivery system, our products have an enhanced bioavailability of up to 95%.
Deer Antler Spray contains 25,000 ng of IGF-1 and the full growth factor matrix per bottle. Our deer antler spray is made by placing the extract into sterile water. Six additional ingredients are added – three of which are for flavor and three of which are for extract stability. The three ingredients for flavoring are: stevia leaf, a natural sweetener derived from a plant; xylitol, a low calorie sugar extract; and, lemon extract. The three ingredients for extract stability are: glycerin, an organic lubricant that assists with oral absorption; citric acid, a natural preservative; and, potassium sorbate; a preservative that extends the shelf life of the protein fraction. The liquid is sealed in amber glass dropper bottles.
The recommended dosage is 2 ml (2 droppers daily) for competitive performance. Deer antler velvet extract liquid should be taken on an empty stomach, twice daily. The bottle should be shaken well before use. Place one dropper (one squeeze of the bulb = 1 ml = about 20 drops) under the tongue and hold in mouth for 90 seconds before swallowing.
Deer Antler Velvet Extract Tablets contain 100,000 ng of IGF-1 and the full growth factor matrix per bottle. To create our strongest product, the extract is formed into a mega-dose tablet using sodium bicarbonate, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, talc and cellulose. These ingredients are necessary to give the tablets their form, to hold and preserve the extract, and to give them their dissolving properties. Natural stevia leaf and lemon extract are added for flavoring.
The recommended dosage is 1 extract tablet daily for professional performance. Deer antler velvet extract tablets should also be taken on an empty stomach, one daily. Bite the tablet a few times to break it up, hold the pieces under the tongue and allow to dissolve, then swallow.
Deer antler velvet's effects are gradual, cumulative and develop over time. Use deer antler velvet products on a consistent basis to receive the full benefits.
WHY OTHER COMPANIES' DEER ANTLER VELVET EXTRACTS DON'T WORK
Every deer antler velvet company claims that they have the best, most potent product. Sadly, most companies have no basis for such a claim because they sell products that can be proven to be completely ineffective. How can a consumer tell which products actually work?
When evaluating deer antler velvet extract, one should examine the following:
With these three pieces of information, one can get a sense of the quality and potency of a product. If ANY these pieces of information are lacking, it was intentionally omitted by the company to hide the quality, or lack thereof, of their product.
Some companies boast about their high extract ratio, or milligrams of deer antler extract, but do not state the IGF-1/growth factor content. That means they do not state the main active ingredient! This glaring omission should be a red flag for the consumer. Before buying any product, check that the growth factor content is clearly printed on the label. This legally binds the company to the statement. It also presumably means that the content has been tested and verified by independent parties.
There are hundreds of deer antler velvet products on the marketplace. However, a majority of them come from questionable sources and are processed with destructive methods. This combination results in flawed products with little to no growth factor content - in other words, products that will not work.
HOW DO OUR COMPETITORS MAKE THEIR DEER ANTLER SPRAY?
To produce a high quality product, the raw material must be processed in a manner that preserves the growth factor content. Heat, alcohol and other chemicals are commonly used in traditional deer antler velvet processing methods. All of these can and do reduce the effectiveness of the product.
Most deer antler sprays/extracts on the market today are made by soaking deer antler velvet powder in alcohol. The alcohol draws out the available nutrients and serves as a preservative. The solution is filtered to eliminate the residue, and then heated to partially or completely evaporate the alcohol, thus increasing the concentration of deer antler velvet extract. The extract is bottled in alcohol, water or other ingredients.
Using this method, typical extraction ratios are merely 4:1 or 5:1. More importantly, it is well known that heat compromises and damages deer velvet’s active ingredients. It degrades the prized growth factors and the binding proteins, making the product less effective. In other words, the very process that is used by our competitors to make their extract concentrations stronger are actually making their products weaker.
Some manufacturers claim their deer antler spray is processed with a high extract ratio. However, independent lab tests showed the IGF-1 content in their products is miniscule. Why? Because despite the large quantity of raw material used, poor processing methods have destroyed the growth factors and likely other beneficial nutrients in the deer antler velvet itself. A high extract ratio, without the proper means of preserving the nutrients extracted, is meaningless. As we mentioned above, always make sure that the growth factor content is disclosed on the label.
Finally, some company's products actually do have the IGF-1 content as claimed. But the products do not contain the full growth factor matrix. Because IGF-1 requires the presence of the accompanying growth factors to be utilized by the human body, their deer antler sprays are rendered ineffective at best, or completely worthless at worst.
What is deer antler velvet?
Deer antler velvet refers to the antler in its growing, pre-calcified state. The chemical composition of deer antler velvet is highly complex...
How is deer antler velvet collected?
Antler Farms® is home to a robust herd of red deer in New Zealand. No deer are harmed in the collection of deer antler velvet....
What are the benefits of deer antler velvet?
Deer antler velvet stimulates the body’s own systems to protect, strengthen and restore functions that are out of balance...