Velvet antler provides a more extensive collection of nutritional components than any other single source used to provide raw materials for dietary supplements. The biochemical matrix found in the live, growing velvet antler contains a complete range of beneficial growth factors, saturated fatty acid molecules, phospholipids, minerals, glycosaminoglycans, extracellular matrix components, and a complete array of amino acids.
The presence of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in deer antler velvet is one of the components we are particularly interested in. Growth hormones are naturally produced by the brain and liver. However, this production is not guaranteed in the case of rare disease. Additionally, the levels of IGF-1 produced by the adult bodies are lower, and supplementing with products containing deer antler velvet brings the growth hormone levels up a bit.
Dietary supplements like our deer antler velvet products are rich in IGF-1, which can benefit children with certain diseases affecting their growth, as well as help adults with healing cartilage and tendon injuries. This process is possible since the hormone helps increase the amount of new cells produced by the body.
Antlers are the only mammalian appendages capable of continuous regeneration. Growing at a rate of one inch or more per day, they represent the fastest rate of organ growth in the animal kingdom. Antlers can reach an impressive size of over six feet in diameter and usually weigh several hundred pounds. Each year, they transform from cartilage to a state of calcification before naturally falling off and regenerating. Observing this phenomenon yearly clearly indicates the production of amazing growth factors.