Antler Farms New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® DEER ANTLER VELVET BETTER THAN THE REST?
✅ 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.
✅ Nutrient Rich - Our deer antler velvet is collected at the peak of potency, midway through its growth phase. A unique superfood, our capsules contain 40 key compounds and 400 active ingredients, including the full growth factor matrix and IGF-1.
✅ Potent Segments - We use only the best, highest yielding components to produce the strongest products. Our capsules are made from valuable antler tips, upper and middle sections, and exclude the inferior base and bottom segments that all other companies use.
✅ Cold Processed - Our capsules are processed using specialized methods designed to maintain its efficacy. Our deer antler velvet is cold processed. We never use chemicals or heat which are destructive deer antler velvet proteins and lipids.
✅ 100% Pure - Antler Farms® deer antler velvet capsules are 100% pure, with no added chemicals or binders. It is a whole food - antibiotic free, growth hormone free and routinely screened for disease, agricultural and chemical contaminants.
What are the Benefits of Deer Antler Velvet?
Deer antler velvet is a truly unique superfood, containing the most concentrated source of widely-diversified nutritional substances ever found in the plant or animal kingdom.
The chemical composition of deer antler velvet is highly complex, containing nearly 40 key compounds and 400 active ingredients. Although the ingredients are generally known, it is believed that the combination of ingredients as a whole contributes significantly to the efficacy of deer antler velvet. Deer antler velvet contains: amino acids, growth factors, collagen, glycosaminoglycans, lipids, minerals, trace elements, and other compounds.
Modern scientific research indicates that deer antler velvet may have beneficial effects related to:
- improvement in general health
- increase in blood supply and circulation
- reduction of blood pressure
- increase in energy levels and endurance
- increase in muscular development and strength
- improvement in flexibility and joint mobility
- increase in muscle recovery
- prevention and reduction of inflammation
- improvement in sexual health
- development of the skeletal system
- stimulation of the immune system function
- improvement in mental health
- anti aging effects
Our in depth discussion of deer antler velvet's many benefits here.
The recommended dosage for our deer antler velvet capsules is:
- 1000 mg (2 caps daily) for maintaining general health.
- 2000 mg (4 caps daily) for therapeutic effects.
- 3000 mg (6 caps daily) for athletic performance.
Capsules may be taken with or without meals. We recommend taking half the daily dose in the morning and half the daily dose in the evening. These doses are supported by research in New Zealand and experience with regular users of deer antler velvet. Studies have shown that using deer antler velvet supplements at the recommended doses is nontoxic. Deer antler velvet’s efficacy is generally dose dependent which means taking more produces greater results.
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.
Response time will depend on a number of factors including personal
constitution, the health of the individual, and diet. Because of the nature of deer velvet as an adaptogen, its specific action on each individual, including the width, depth and speed of the action, will vary. Some people notice immediate results after a few days of use, while others notice results after a course of a few months. The average response time is between 3-4 weeks.
How is Antler Farms® Deer Antler Velvet Produced?
We begin by raising a robust herd of red deer in the green pastures of beautiful New Zealand. Because we are highly selective, 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.
We use only the high yielding segments - the tips, upper and middle sections - in our deer antler velvet product.
The tips, upper and middle sections of antler are rich in lipids and protein. These segments are highly valued for their high concentration of active ingredients. We use the tips, upper and middle sections of antler exclusively in our deer antler velvet capsules. The base and bottom sections of deer antler velvet are less effective, deficient segments. When used, they dilute the nutritional density, and thus the effectiveness, of the product. We never use the base and bottom sections in our product.
We practice great care during processing to ensure that our deer antler velvet is of the highest possible quality.
Our techniques are more labor intensive, more time consuming and more expensive than conventional methods, but the result is a premium deer antler velvet that is vastly superior to any other product on the market.
Upon collection, deer velvet is tagged to allow for accurate identification and origin. The outer layer of skin is stripped by using dry ice and a scraping tool. The antler is then sterilized in an alcohol and water solution to eliminate any bacteria.
Our deer velvet is freeze dried using a clinical, hygienic process. Using this technology, protein and lipid structures do not break down resulting in a more efficacious product. This ensures that the potency of the ingredients are maintained. Then, our deer antler velvet is ground into a powder. Chemical analysis is performed on the powder to ensure that our high quality standards are met or exceeded.
Finally, the powder is carefully packed into gelatin capsules. The deer antler velvet is packaged for sale and stored in our temperature and humidity controlled warehouse until shipment.
Antler Farms® deer antler velvet is freeze dried. Our deer antler velvet is never heated during processing, so the active ingredients are never compromised.
It is well known that heat degrades the active ingredients in deer antler velvet. However, manufacturers of low grade deer antler velvet burn off the hairy epidermis because it’s less labor-intensive, and then use heat assisted techniques to dry the deer velvet. Some widely-used grinding methods also produce heat. Though these procedures are less expensive methods of processing of deer antler velvet, the heat can reduce or completely destroy the desired beneficial properties of antler velvet.
Antler Farms® deer antler velvet capsules are 100% pure.
We make the purest, cleanest deer antler velvet on the market today. There are no chemicals, fillers or binders. It is antibiotic free, growth hormone free, and routinely screened for disease, agricultural and chemical contaminants including Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), pesticides, fertilizers and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's). Each bottle of Antler Farms® deer antler velvet contains 180 capsules. Each capsule contains 500 mg of premium deer antler velvet powder.
WHAT DO OUR COMPETITORS MAKE THEIR PRODUCTS FROM?
The base and bottom segments of antlers are the most widely used in deer velvet supplements. These parts contain significantly less cartilaginous tissue, which results in a less active and less effective product. The bottom segments are the most commonly available, comprising up to 50% of each antler stick, and are far less expensive. They are sold on the open market at a fraction of the price of the tips, upper and middle sections.
Many low grade deer antler velvet manufacturers use only the bases and bottoms in their products. If a producer does not mention what part of the antler their product comes from, it is a safe bet to assume it was made mostly or completely from deer antler velvet bases and bottoms. In other words, our competitors make their products entirely from the parts we discard.
Furthermore, other companies process their deer antler velvet with heat - to sterilize it, to remove the outer layer of skin, to dry the velvet, and to grind it into a powder. Each step damages the potency of their product. At Antler Farms®, our cold processing method completely cuts out heat so that the nutrients remain intact and potent. (Note that freeze drying causes our powder to be lighter in color than traditional heat dried products.)