Deer Velvet (Antler velvet)
What is it?
Deer Velvet is a traditional Chinese medicine that is made from the immature deer’s antler which is made of cartilage. It also contains minerals, fats, proteins and certain components.
People have been using this traditional medicine to boost libido, improves erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, arthritis, anemia and liver issues. Also some claim that it improves athletic performance, reduce stress, improve immunity and increases energy.
Deer velvet may contain certain hormones like testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and androstenedione hence that’s why it may boost libido.
Insufficient evidence based studies is present to prove if Deer velvet when taken orally can really help in these conditions. More scientific research is required to prove all these claimed benefits.
Possible side effects
As deer velvet contains male testosterone, it is not recommended to be taken by women. There are no other side effects that are reported. You should consult with an expert Chinese physician and your doctor first before consuming it.
Currently there are no studies to look into drug-drug interactions of deer velvet with other medications. If in doubt please consult your doctor first.
There is currently no specific guidelines on the dosage. Please follow the instructions on product label and if in doubt consult your doctor first.