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Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis are the single greatest health problem leading to long term disability in people over the age of 50 and affecting athletes and sportsmen and women who suffer cartilage injuries often from a much younger age.
The incidence and prevalence of Osteoarthritis is higher in women than in men, especially after the age of 50 and chronic cases may lead to the need for joint replacement. The disease occurs most frequently in the knees, hands, hips, back and neck.
As we get older our bodies produce less of the lubricating and cushioning synovial fluid in our joints and to keep these joints well lubricated we need to take a proven supplement.
Just as a squeaking hinge can be ‘cured’ with a drop of oil, so it makes sense that a hinge joint, like the knee, would also benefit from a little lubrication – at least, that’s the premise behind one new form of treatment for joint pain and arthritis.
For many years supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin have been taken to help our joints retain their natural flexibility, with moderate success, but now there is a natural supplement which while being well known in the East is beginning to make waves in the West …
Velvet Antler is Approved by the US FDA
In 1999 the use of velvet antler was scientifically supported in compliance with FDA regulations for its ability "to support healthy joint structure and function".
Over two thousand years ago Velvet Antler was described as the "Emperor's Tonic" in the Orient, renowned for its health benefits by improving natural immunity, reducing pain from exertion and joint disease.
In Russia, the documented use of Deer Antler Velvet dates to the 14th Century, when antlers were referred to as "Horns of Gold" in reference to its healing powers. Since then medicinal use of Antler Velvet became so widespread that deer farming was introduced to Russia in the 1840s.
Several hundred scientific papers relating to Deer Antler Velvet have now been published in China, Korea, Japan, Russia, New Zealand, Canada and USA. In 1988, perhaps one of the most important effects of Antler Velvet was described by Japanese scientists Wang and associates. They found that Antler Velvet has an anti-aging effect.
In 1999, the use of Antler Velvet was scientifically supported by clinical research in compliance with FDA regulations for its beneficial effects in treating arthritis. Empirical evidence also confirms several other therapeutically valuable actions including growth enhancement, immune stimulation, anti-aging, protective and rejuvenating effects, and beneficial effects in blood and circulation.
Today, velvet antler from New Zealand red deer is processed in a patented bio-active capsule form and distributed world-wide for the relief of arthritis and joint pain.
What is Antler Velvet?
Deer Antler Velvet is the soft fast growth stage of the naturally deciduous male deer antler, harvested humanely under strict veterinary supervision so that the animal is not harmed.
For human use Deer Antler Velvet has been prescribed for a very wide range of conditions including arthritis and joint problems, strengthening cartilage and tendons, skeletal development, reproductive function, promoting growth in children, improving athletic performance, enhanced recovery from physical exertion and immune support.
It is doubtful that any other health product has ever been tested for as long and as widely for human use (in this case over 2000 years)
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 or IGF-1
IGF-1 is an important component of Deer Antler Velvet and is considered to be a major factor in the demand for natural human growth hormone as a safe alternative to anabolic steroids. Deer Antler Velvet is credited with containing up to 13 growth factor compounds leading to a very strong demand for this product particularly from athletes.
Pantocrine from Antler Velvet
Pantocrine is reported to increase circulation particularly in reproductive organs and stimulates production of testosterone and its metabolites. It is proven to be an effective remedy for impotence, as well as increasing libido and general sexual performance.
Numerous benefits are also reported for menopausal women with significant stress reduction and improved levels of intimacy.
Pantocrine is also credited with enhancing blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and reducing aenemia.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Bio-Active deer velvet antler naturally contains both glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and collagen type II amino acids.
Most "natural" joint care products contain only chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine which are made from animal and shellfish by-products.
Deer Antler Velvet is a completely renewable, fully sustainable and environmentally friendly product made without harming the Deer. It is harvested from New Zealand Wapiti and Red Deer, raised under strict conditions that ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of these domesticated animals.
High assimilation rate of Bio-Active Antler Velvet.
A recently patented Bio-Active process provides for the freeze dried and powdered Antler Velvet to be fermented before being encapsulated. This process lowers the molecular weight of the proteins and polypeptides in Antler Velvet greatly increasing the bio-availability of nutrients and compounds to be assimilated by the body. The uptake of standard freeze dried Antler Velvet is approx. 20% absorption, whereas under the patented process the Bio-Active Antler Velvet has 70% absorption.
This patented fermentation process is vitally important not only for the Bio-Active absorption of the nutrients and compounds in the Antler Velvet, but also for the cost effectiveness of the product. This bio-active process means that for a given weight of freeze dried and processed Antler Velvet, 4 times more of the active compounds are absorbed into the body. While this patented process is more expensive, in cost vs absorption of the health giving compounds, the Bio-Active Antler Velvet is approx. half the price of conventional processing methods.
This means that you are able to gain the same benefits with only one quarter of the dosage that is required to achieve the same result as conventionally processed Antler Velvet.
Antler Velvet is one of nature’s greatest natural remedies for arthritis and joint problems, strengthening cartilage and tendons, skeletal development, reproductive function, promoting growth in children, improving athletic performance, enhanced recovery from physical exertion and immune support.
Our unique Bio-Active process, proven and quality controlled freeze drying process assures you maximum potency and benefits. We use no heat or alcohol distillation, no inactive fillers and we stand by our product being 100% pure and the most beneficial available on the market today. The difference is in the quality of our product.
Deer Antler Velvet is much more than an all-natural alternative to standard joint and arthritis pain relievers. The compounds and growth factors work with the body's natural function to build a happier and more mobile lifestyle for you.