Cervidae Extract(ˈsərːvəˌdē ˈekˌstrakt) n. 1. An extract from the pre-calcified antler of various species of deer, obtained by soaking ground antler in alcohol; rich in amino acids, polypeptides, proteins, and IGF-1. Synonyms: Cornu cervi parvum, deer antler extract, andouiller de cerf, antler velvet. Derivation: New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer.
SourceNative to North America, Asia, and New Zealand, deer antler in the velvet stage has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Our process for removing the antlers is done in a humane way that causes zero pain to the animal, and in fact, benefits the animals greatly.
BenefitsAntler is used for a variety of functions, this includes:
- Tissue repair
- Health promotion
- And more
- Immune system
- Wound healing
- Regeneration promotion
- Anti-heart failure
- Development promoting
UsesCervidae cornibus, or deer antler velvet, is used for promoting muscle growth, boosting the immune system, improving VO2 max, improving IGF-1 and HGH levels, supporting strong bones, and lowering body fat. It is also improving recovery time from injury, increasing anaerobic power, immunology, and anti-inflammation. It has also been used for help with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and to reduce stress. Also increasing levels of testosterone; therefore, is used as a male enhancement supplement.
Forms (delivery methods)Deer antler velvet is available in extract, powder, sprays, and also capsules. The active ingredient is significantly degraded by the introduction of stomach acid; therefore, capsules are not recommended.
Side EffectsNo side effects have been identified. It is no longer a banned substance by the PGA, NFL or World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Research:1 Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (PDF) 2 Characteristics of Antlerogenic Stem Cells and Their Potential Application (PDF) 3 Effect of Deer Antler Velvet on Aerobic, Anaerobic and Strength Performance (PDF) 4 Stimulation of the Extracellular Matrix Production in Dermal Fibroblasts by Velvet Antler Extract (PDF)