What Deer Velvet Antler Can Do For Sports Success
Posted by Bill Gluyas on 5th Mar 2023
Can deer antler velvet help your body with the secretion of hormones needed for sports success?
Everything that happens in the body is constantly under the influence (and regulation) of hormones.
Your every meal stimulates the secretion of hormones.
Will these hormones be anabolic such as growth hormone (building hormones, which affect the growth and renewal of muscle tissue and fat burning), or catabolic such as the stress hormone cortisol (which affects the breakdown), depends on the profile of the ingredients you take.
A simple survival mechanism drives the basic need for food. It controls the biological function that dictates the brain when necessary to start (and stop) eating.
This mechanism that regulates dietary cycles is particularly important for all who want to improve appearance and health.
And it has the capacity to initiate changes in the body’s processes towards construction and further degradation by stimulating the production of appropriate hormones.
Growth hormone regulation (secretion of hormones)
When the body believes that food is available in limited quantities – or that will be the case soon – it takes steps that require the brain to ingest more food to ensure a steady supply of nutrients.
Part of this response also stimulates growth hormone production, whose function is to maintain muscle mass during periods when you don’t take food.
Secretion of hormone (HGH) is a critical factor in the survival mechanism because, without it, the organisms of our ancestors would be decomposed and depleted in periods of food shortages.
However, growth hormone is not particularly needed to help survive in the modern world. Still, it is essential for the development of bigger and stronger muscles and getting rid of extra pounds of fat.
Today, if we know how, we can manipulate the survival mechanism that determines meal cycles to manage growth hormone secretion and the anabolic benefits it brings.
Secretion of hormones and growth hormone function
HGH is a protein that contains 191 amino acids. It stimulates the increase of cell volume and their mitosis and thus increases the number of cells.
The hormone also has metabolic effects: it increases the protein synthesis of most cells in the body, increases the mobilization of fatty acids from adipose tissue, increases the concentration of free fatty acids in the blood and increases the use of fatty acids for energy, reduces the use of glucose in the body.
This means that the HGH hormone reduces the catabolism of proteins and amino acids, stimulates the utilization of fat stores, and stores carbohydrates.
Secretion of hormones and food intake
Today, when food is available at every step, we are used to eating every time we feel like it, not attaching the slightest importance to how such a diet affects our natural eating cycles. By not allowing the organism to “experience” hunger intervals, we throw these cycles out of balance and suppress growth hormone secretion and other vital compounds.
As a result, people become lazy and obese.
Research shows that food intake cycles are essentially based on periods of malnutrition and overeating and that each of them stimulates the production of peptides, chemical compounds, and hormones.
They, in turn, stimulate other processes related to the survival mechanism. For example, the length of the feeding period tells the brain that we are hungry and need food. Also, immediately after eating a meal, the brain releases compounds that quench hunger, which announce that we have eaten and do not need more food.
As I have already mentioned, it has been proven that a feeding cycle consisting of a period with reduced food intake helps you to secrete growth hormone.
In other words, you should starve from time to time (1-3 days of autophagy).
HGH AMONG ATHLETES
The fact that the rate of total world production of this hormone far exceeds medical needs testifies to the increasing intake among athletes.
Today, it is pretty clear that most professionals (both ambitious and wealthy amateurs) use growth hormone because it is primarily dictated by competition. Therefore, he who does not want to get into it, automatically loses pace with others.
This is because growth hormone and its action is everything that every athlete dreams of. First of all, it is:
Anabolic action – accelerated development of muscle mass and strength through increased protein synthesis
Anabolic action (2) – through hyperplasia, i.e., by increasing the number of muscle cells (scientifically still in question)
Lipotropic action – reduction of fat deposits through increased release of fatty acids and their use as an energy source
Positive effect on connective tissues – strengthening bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage through increased collagen synthesis
However, it is most difficult for professional bodybuilders who spend between $ 30,000 and $ 50,000 a year in terms of costs.
But, you can often look for other much cheaper and better solutions.
DEER ANTLER VELVET IS A SOURCE OF HGH
Folks are skeptical about it. But Chinese people have been using Velvet Antler for centuries.
We could agree or disagree, but Asians did many things that other nations did not.
I am not saying that that has to do with deer antler velvet and secretion of hormones, but you’ve got to admit that Chinese people use unusual ingredients in their diet.
They have used antlers of various deer species as conventional therapy for antiaging and rejuvenation.
Several important growth factors,
such as IGF-1, IGF-II, and testosterone, are expressed in the growing deer
However, these growth factors could be found not only in the whole deer antler but also in the blood of deer at high levels. (1)
Proteins Identified in Velvet Antler
Proteins compounds identified in velvet antler by research include:
Collagen – a significant structural protein present in bone, tendons, ligaments, other connective tissue, and articular cartilage
Amino Acids – velvet is reported to contain eight essential and fifteen non-essential amino acids, the precursors for all protein production.
Growth Hormones and Growth Factors Identified in Velvet Antler Research has shown several growth factors exist in velvet antlers, including:
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) – a precursor for the production of growth hormone
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) – growth factors that aid the development of cartilage cells
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) Identified in Velvet Antler
Glycosaminoglycans are complex carbohydrates. Research has shown GAGs exists in velvet antler, including:
Chondroitin Sulphate – a carbohydrate that helps protect and rebuild degenerating cartilage and is regarded as a potent anti-inflammatory agent
Erythropoietin – a hormone produced by specialized kidney cells to stimulate red blood cell production
Glycosphingolipids are compounds involved with cells’ growth, metabolism, memory, and learning.
Glucosamine sulfate – is a component of Chondrin Sulphate and is a major component of cartilage and synovial fluid
Hyaluronic acid – a substance that binds cartilage cells together and lubricates joints
Prostaglandins – hormone-like substances that produce a wide range of effects, including anti-inflammatory effects, within the body
Phospholipids – the primary structural lipid in Velvet Antler
Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors – an enzyme that inhibits the oxidation of neurotransmitters and so promotes a feeling of well-being.
IGF-1 or HGH secretion?
Deer antler velvet is a possible steroid alternative solution. It includes something called insulin-like growth factor or IGF-1, which regulates human growth hormone in the body.
HGH (human growth hormone), IGF-1 ( insulin-like growth factor 1), and others have been used by bodybuilders and athletes for a long time for their performance-enhancing qualities.
Many people confuse IGF-1 with HGH. However, the two hormones are very closely related.
HGH is a precursor to IGF-1.
The pituitary gland produces HGH, which travels to the liver and other surrounding tissues, where it begins the synthesis and stimulates the production of IGF-1.
IGF-1 is responsible for the anabolic reactions to HGH. It connects to receptors inside the muscle’s cells, stimulating cell growth. As a result, IGF-1 boosts both muscle hypertrophy (growth) and hyperplasia (formation of new muscle cells).
Herein lies an essential distinction between IGF-1 and anabolic steroids.
It is well-known that IGF-1 levels are significantly correlated to HGH levels. So, there are natural ways to boost HGH and IGF-1 levels within the body.
They can be stimulated or inhibited by several physiological factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, and medical conditions.
Deer antler velvet is an overflowing source of IGF-1. So, more people are using deer antler velvet to boost their IGF-1 levels naturally.
While IGF-1 can be ingested in food, it must pass through the stomach before the body accepts it. This journey limits the absorption of growth factors-only 17%.
But you can easily omit it by using Pure Velvet Antler from New Zealand Red Deer.
This one provides the highest level of bio-availability, resulting in over 70% absorption in the body compared with standard processing of freeze-dried Velvet Antler.
DEER ANTLER VELVET IN YOUR SPORTS BAG?
The consistent use of deer antler velvet extract boosts IGF-1 and other growth factors in the body safely and effectively.
It also prolongs the exercise time and reduces the levels of several fatigue-related blood biochemical factors, such as GLU, BUN, and LA.
According to traditional Chinese medicines theory, deer antler is one of the most active supplements to improve aging, fatigue effects, and secretion of hormones.
But according to modern-day research that you can find anywhere, it can prolong your training about twice, i.e., the forced swimming time,
In the present study, Deer Antler Velvet did increase the swimming time in the forced swimming test. In addition, microarray results indicated that deer antler velvet could regulate seven pathways to change whole-body systemic conditions, such as improving energy metabolism. (2)
Among the growing number of athletes who are discovering the benefits of deer velvet are former triathlete Hamish Carter and rower Rob Waddell, both trialing Standards Certified New Zealand Deer Velvet as a safe and legal performance enhancer.
Their strength in the gym improves significantly. In addition, the ability to handle a higher load of training and the level of strength and physiology have been distinctly improved.
Also, one of the outstanding properties of velvet antler is its ability to alleviate the pain of inflammation, such as joint pain, swelling, and tissue injury.
For those of you in your teens and 20s
No, you don’t need it. And if you come ‘knocking’ on my email asking for it, I might release digital bees to spam your mail with manuka posts.
I am just kidding.
Look, guys, if you take this type of supplement, your body will begin to stop producing this naturally. And that is NOT a good thing. If you believe you are getting some benefit from using this supplement, then you will need to take more and more as your body stops making it completely (at an early age).
This will likely have complications later, if not sooner, due to increasing your dose. I.e., prostate problems and the enlargement of other vital organs in the body, but not muscles.
Really, your body produces this on its own in sufficient quantities while you are in adolescence through at least your 20s.
Deer antler velvet is for people above 30 that want to hype their athletic performance and boost their secretion of hormones.
The practice has proven that top sport is practically unthinkable without its use. But, of course, growth hormone is not a miracle cure. After all, no preparation will immediately give you the ability to run 9.8s per 100m.
Everything remains only on you, your genetic potential, psyche, quality preparations, and financial investments. Growth hormone will not run, jump or lift weights instead of you.
In the end …
I am increasingly frustrated by a tendency amongst self-proclaimed “skeptics” to be rigidly closed-minded. I see a lot of knee-jerk assumptions about traditional medicines and arguments.
I actually study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Not because I am anti-science, nor because I don’t “believe” in Western Bio-medicine, but because I think there are many roads to health, and often modern medicine does not have answers for people.
In the end, it is your healthy mind and trying that lead to the secretion of hormones (the right ones). So, choose your path wisely.
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