Velvet is the word used to describe the elk and deer antler before it has started to calcify. Velvet antler comes from the semi-hard inner core of the male's antler during this stage. Velvet is most commonly harvested from elk bulls rather than deer bucks due to the bigger size of the antler and higher yield of velvet.
Velvet is harvested before the antler begins to calcify and regenerates annually. Elk Antler is harvested from domestic elk raised under strict conditions without harming these beautiful creatures. It is an all-natural and a renewable product from live animals that regenerate their antler every year.
In the Orient, velvet has been used for over 2,000 years as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. In North America velvet is marketed as a dietary supplement. Research promotes the following abilities of velvet antler: reduce inflammation, help relieve arthritis pain, influence body metabolism, boost energy and endurance, support immune function, protect damaged tissues, and improve blood, liver and kidney function.
Numerous old and current studies have been conducted and articles and manuscripts have been written about the benefits of velvet antler. Although nobody is certain why velvet works so well in so many different areas, one of the working theories is that our diets are lacking in the essential nutrients that are needed for our bodies to properly work. Velvet antler supplement gives the body what it needs to work properly, thus allowing it to fix itself.