Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Although not new in asian culture, the newest performance enhancement drug is deer antler spray.  IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) From Deer Antler Velvet has been used for 10,000 years by Orientals to improve energy levels and strengthen the organs of endurance; specifically improving lung function, muscle development, stamina, kidney function, and blood components.

For over 2,000 years Chinese physicians have used velvet antler to treat over 55 different disorders including general pain, weakness, chronic joint degeneration, sexual impotency, and infertility. Scientific research over the lost 40 years has demonstrated velvet deer antler, if harvested at the correct time of year and processed to concentrate the various biological active ingredients, can produce enormous health, endurance, and strength benefits.

 Recent research substantiates that velvet deer antler contains a variety of complex elements including:

■Eight known growth factors including IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), IGF-2 (insulin-like growth factor 2), TGF beta (transforming growth factor beta), erythropoietin (red blood cell growth stimulant), neurotrophin (nerve growth factor), bone morphogenic protein, epidermal growth factor, luteinizing hormone stimulant (increases testosterone), and fibroblast growth factor 8

■anti-inflammatory prostaglandins – an anti-inflammatory protein (newly discovered)

■nerve protective fatty acids (sphingomyelin and phospholipids)

■prohormones and sterols

■amino acids

■cartilage components

■glucosamine – cartilage growth, maintenance and repair stimulant (polymeric N-acetyl-D-glucosamine – proven wound-healing stimulant)

■chondroitin sulfate A (CSA) – shown to improve circulation, reduce the bloods’ clotting tendancies, decrease the risk of stroke, and improve cardiovascular health)

■collagen type I

For the Athlete or  Bodybuilder, The effects of IGF-1 include:

1. An increase in proliferation and growth of muscle cells

2. An increased uptake of amino acids into the muscle cells

3. An increase in the uptake of blood sugar (glucose) into muscle cells

4. Improved utilization of fat for energy with a decrease utilization of carbohydrates

5. Reduction of catabolism (muscle breakdown) following workouts

Problems exist in determining purity, efficacy, and potency. IGF-1 dosages vary between 10 and 50 micrograms taken on a daily basis if taken orally. However, understand that when it is ingested and has to go through the gastrointestinal tract only a fraction of that taken is actually absorbed. This absorption rate may vary from individual to individual depending upon the degree of efficiency of the digestive process. For this reason, a novel, new mechanism of absorption has been applied to the standardized cold processed deer antler extract. By combining the extract which contains a minimum of 2,500 nanograms per gram of IGF-1 with the lipospray sublingual delivery system there is an assurance of receiving and absorbing IGF-1 at a consistent level.