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Deer Velvet Spray

Deer velvet spray is an extract made from the soft, spring antlers of deer and elk. Deer antler is removed from farmed animals through a humane process in which the animal is sedated prior to harvesting. Deer antler has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, but has recently gained popularity in the West due to its high concentration of a growth hormone called “insulin-like growth factor 1.” (IGF-1)

deer velvet spray muscle recoveryIn particular, the supplement rose to popularity after Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis allegedly looked into using it to assist with healing his torn right triceps. IGF-1 has been banned by the NFL and other professional sports organizations as a performance-enhancing drug, however the amount of IGF-1 which the body can utilize from deer velvet spray is debatable, and deer antler spray by itself is not a banned substance. If you play competitive sports, check with your sports organization before purchasing deer velvet spray and other similar supplements.

Although the amount of IGF-1 that can be absorbed from deer antler velvet spray is questionable, deer antler velvet also contains high concentrations of proteins, and beneficial minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and sodium.

Deer Velvet Spray in the News

Recently, US federal authorities raided a deer velvet spray shop in Alabama, on the grounds that it was making deceptive, dangerous claims. In particular, the shop in question was marketing a “concussion cap” – a skull cap which they claimed could treat concussions. These dangerous claims and other misleading marketing practices led to the federal raid. Situations like this highlight the importance of purchasing nutritional supplements only from reputable sources with responsible marketing and labeling practices.

Deer Velvet Spray: What does it do?

Research into the efficacy of deer velvet spray remains mixed. However, deer antler has been widely utilized in Chinese medicine for centuries, for improving strength, endurance, recovery, sexual function, and memory, as well as reversing the aging process and boosting immunity. A 2012 study found some evidence that deer velvet spray may be effective in treating osteoarthritis. Athletes often make use of the spray in the hopes that it will improve muscle recovery and heal injuries.

Deer Velvet Spray: Find a Reputable Source

Because deer antler velvet spray contains growth hormones, it can have negative effects on the body if taken irresponsibly, or purchased from an unknown source. BioSynergy has been a respected purveyor of natural nutritional supplements since 1995. All of our products are GMP Certified, which means they are carefully screened for safety, efficacy, and purity.

Our deer antler velvet comes from New Zealand, where veterinarians carefully control the antler removal process. Our high-potency lipospray is formulated to be absorbed extremely quickly when sprayed under the tongue. If you have discussed your nutritional supplements with your physician and decided that deer velvet spray is right for you, purchase your spray from BioSynergy.

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