A Natural Supplement to Enhance Your Horses Health

As with humans, horses develop medical disorders - arthritis, immune deficiencies, tumors, etc. Deer velvet antler is a natural, safe, legal, steroid alternative for the valuable thoroughbred horse or farm hack, or any sports performance animal e.g. dogs.

The first use of deer velvet antler to benefit health was recorded in 168 BC in China. Modern research has confirmed many of the traditional "healing" benefits of deer velvet antler. Deer velvet antler is a totally natural substance containing many essential minerals, trace elements and nutrients.

Velvita Benefits

Studies show that deer velvet antler appears to help by:

  • supporting of healthy joint and tissue function
  • repairing damaged tissue
  • decreasing the content of degenerative enzymes in the liver and brain
  • supporting healthy body functions
  • oxygenating the blood
  • improving blood circulation
  • stimulating testosterone to give constant adrenalin when on the track
  • boosting stamina, strength and endurance
  • boosting the immune system which can be depleted by over exertion
  • containing collagen and chondroitin to lubricate joints and to help repair minor muscle tears and shin splints

Deer velvet antler has more recently been used by vets and horse trainers to improve animal performance.

Deer velvet antler appears to have no side effects or adverse reactions on animals.

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Arthritis Treatment

In the past, and unfortunately at the present time, steroids and other related potentially harmful medications are being used to treat arthritis with very often devastating results. These drugs mask and often exacerbate the disease over a period of time. Deer velvet antler slowly decreases the pain of arthritis by rebuilding cartilage and significantly reducing joint swelling thus increasing mobility. It is a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, potent anti-inflammatory agents with the added effects of collagen, which lubricates and helps repair joints.

Deer velvet antler is also a safe and natural treatment for boosting the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells. Furthermore, deer velvet antler products have been shown to improve cell growth and to have anti-tumor components.

Effects on the Liver and Kidney

Deer velvet antler may aid in the treatment of these diseases in a manner comparable to steroid-based pharmaceuticals. Deer velvet antler, due to its androgenic activity (which increases the production of testosterone), was used to determine its effects on the liver and kidney. Liver tissue damaged with chloroform was able to recover following deer velvet antler treatment. In follow-up studies the protein formation in both the kidney and liver was enhanced as a result of deer velvet antler on RNS polymerase (enzyme) activity.

Horse Studies

Studies have been completed at Stampede Park (Calgary, Alberta) to test the effects of velvet antler on the performance of race horses. Preliminary reports say that the horses have less stiffness, and recover much more quickly after racing.

Dosage for Horses

1 gram per 100lbs body weight.

1 level teaspoon = approximately 3 grams.

Administered once daily with other food.

Composition Of Velvita

Active ingredients found in deer velvet antler include a variety of minerals, trace elements, protein, fatty acids, glycosaminoglycans, growth hormones, and growth factors. These ingredients are outlined below:

Minerals/Trace Elements

  • Calcium (Ca): provides structure for bones and teeth, and is essential for nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction and blood clotting.
  • Copper (Cu): necessary for red blood cell development, bones, and nerves.
  • Iron (Fe): essential for blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body.
  • Manganese (Mn): needed for development of bones and connective tissue, and for normal functioning of the nervous system.
  • Magnesium (Mg): needed in metabolic reactions and storing and releasing energy in cells.
  • Phosphorus(P): provides structure for bones and teeth, and is a component of nearly all metabolic reactions.
  • Potassium (K): needed for nerve and muscle function.
  • Selenium (Se): a powerful antioxidant.
  • Sulfur (S): is a component of various amino acids and insulin.
  • Zinc (Zn): part of the enzymes involved in digestion and respiration, and is necessary for normal wound healing and skin health


Proteins (including all essential amino acids): are the structural materials in cells, and aid in growth and repair of tissues. Collagen: a major structural component of bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Lipids (all essential fatty acids including omega 3 and 6): build cell parts and boost energy for cellular activities

Growth Hormones and Growth Factors

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-l) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Growth hormones and factors have an effect on growth and maintenance of bones and promoting protein and fat metabolism, stimulating cartilage growth, and thickening' and lengthening bones in children. They also have growth promoting actions on the skin.

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs )

    • Hyaluronic acid: is the cement material of connective tissue and a component of synovial fluid that cushions the joint.
    • Chondroitin sulfate: extremely potent anti-inflammatory agent.
    • Glucosamine sulfate: an amino sugar that occurs naturally in the body. Its glue-like qualities help to hold tissues together. It is also a major component of synovial fluid, which lubricates and serves as a shock absorber for the joints.
    • Erythropoeitin: a hormone produced in the kidneys and released into the bloodstream in response to low oxygen levels, thus helping to increase oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
    • Prostaglandins: chemical messenger produced in ~ all tissues, causing a broad range of positive effects on many of the body's defense systems.
    • Phospholipids: effective structural materials in cell membranes. They help to facilitate the passage of fat in and out of cells and blood.
    • Glycosphingolipids: involved in cell metabolism and growth.

    This unique blend of elements in deer velvet antler gives it great healing and performance enhancing properties.

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