Velvet Antler Health Topic
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In a clinical, double-blind and placebo-controlled study conducted by the University of Montreal, a powder of quality elk velvet antler was shown to be effective in alleviating osteoarthritis in dogs, who showed significant improvement in gait, performance in daily activities and vitality. The beneficial effects of velvet antler could be associated in part with the anti-inflammatory action of pilose antler peptide and with the action of pantocrin.
Laboratory analyses show that velvet contains an amazingly comprehensive nutritional profile including collagen, amino acids, essential fatty acids, minerals, trace minerals, and other functional proteins. Velvet or velvet antler is harvested annually from naturally farmed elk livestock. Male elk grow and naturally shed a set of antlers every year.
Case studies have made it clear to me that velvet antler has a place on my shelf for treating a number of osteoarthritic and musculoskeletal conditions in animals. The honesty of animals has proven to this veterinarian that elk velvet antler is, in fact, more reality than myth.
The immature antlers of the male deer and elk, known either as velvet antler or pilose antler, have been prized for their health-promoting properties for more than 2,000 years by the Chinese. Velvet contains all eight essential and some fifteen nonessential free amino acids.
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