Deer Antler Velvet and Endurance

Deer Antler Velvet and Endurance

Improve Endurance With Deer Antler Velvet

Deer antler velvet is taken by athletes to help build their endurance.

Endurance is the ability to bear prolonged hardship, pain, and exertion. Without endurance, athletes would not be able to withstand hard training sessions and strenuous activities required for them to perform. Endurance allows them to train longer and take on more than they normally might be able to.

There are several different components in the deer velvet that can increase overall endurance.  IGF-1 or insulin-like-growth-factor-1 is a protein that is naturally found in the human body. The hormone is the amino acid most significant to human muscle growth in people of all ages. This amino acid promotes protein synthesis resulting in increased lean muscle and the greater endurance comes from an increase in red blood cell production.

In clinical studies, test subjects placed on a stationary bicycle had their work rate assessed. One half of the men used deer antler velvet while the others did not. The group that received deer antler velvet extract showed a greater increase in the total work achieved. Also, the effect of deer antler velvet in athletes running three kilometer races was tested. In the experiment, 50 men ran the distance and their completion time was recorded. Deer antler velvet extract was administered to half of the runners and the participants repeated the race.  The group receiving deer antler velvet completed the subsequent race in a faster average time.