Do Not Fear the Deer: Antler Spray Benefits

03/06/2014 13:00
One of the products derived from antler velvet, deer antler spray, is slowly getting the recognition it deserves in the consumer market. This is mainly because of its effectiveness in promoting a better body structure and overall health. Despite all of this however, there are people who still downplay its capabilities while some even go as far as calling it pure quackery. These claims are fallacy rather than fact however, simply because the results speak for themselves: antler spray users have noted positive changes ever since they've taken it in. So, what exactly can this “wonder supplement” do for you?

Increase muscle mass

Deer antler sprays are popular mostly to body builders, given that its primary benefit is increase muscle mass. The supplement does so thanks to Insulin Growth Factor-1, a hormone found in the supplement. It helps out in boosting the body's anabolic and metabolic functions, as well as enhance the body's ability to repair muscle and tissue. The supplement also contains essential amino acids that can help out in this regard.

Boost athletic performance

In ancient China and Korea, antler velvet has been used as a way to enhance immune functions, as well as boost strength and endurance: deer antler sprays can provide the same effect as well. Once again, the IGF-1 hormone comes into play: since it allows quicker metabolism and muscle reparation, it makes athletes work out more and spend less time recovering, thus enhancing their athletic capabilities. One good example of it making an impact in major sports events was in the 1980s, when Russian athletes started using it - resulting to better performances and more gold medals. This is also one of the main reasons why New Zealand Rugby players are good at the sport: partly thanks to antler velvet, they are as strong and as fast as stags.

Works as a great health supplement

Aside from being a natural, legal, safe and no side effect performance enhancer, deer antler sprays can be a great dietary and health supplement, comparable to multivitamins and other food supplements. Although it does not provide most vitamins, it dishes out important trace minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and copper. Aside from which, it also contains omega 3 and 6, nutrients important to the heart. It also contains compounds containing glucosamine and chondroitin which are needed for healthy joints and cartilage. These nutrients are the main reason why antler velvet has been used for over two thousands years as a strength and endurance tonic by Chinese doctors. It is recommended to children of all ages, as well as people who work strenuous and daytime jobs and tasks.

Arthritis alleviation

Deer antler sprays are able to alleviate the discomfort brought about by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. As mentioned earlier, it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, substances that can improve joint health and growth, enabling it to repair the cartilage damage brought by the arthritis. That said, it also contains anti-inflammatory substances that can reduce or eliminate the pain caused by joint inflammation. 
Overall, you shouldn't fear the deer as it provides more than just venison – deer antler sprays provide more bang than its buck and taking it in will always be worth it, regardless of your purpose in doing so.