Every year young male deer regrow their antlers in a very short time that lasts 90 days. During that time young male deer antler velvet grows from a soft spongy material into hard antlers. During that stage wild male deer maybe herded and have a piece of their young velvet antler removed without harming the animal. This spongy material is extracted and used herbally to improve kidney, bone, marrow, and liver strength and hormones levels in humans. It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine as a primary jing herb.
Deer antler velvet contains 24 growth factors including insulin-like growth factor (IGF1). And IGF1 has been known to promote the following benefits:
-Increasing strenght, endurance, lean muscle mass;
-Increasing sexual performance.
Deer antlet complete protein source that contains 20 amino acids .
The compositional analysis confirms that trademarked Imperial Velvet in Swanson Velvet Antler energy tonic is a veritable superfood containing type II collagen, amino acids, IGF-1 growth factors, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, essential fatty acids, enzymes, prostaglandins, minerals, carbohydrates, other proteins and more.