If you have been listening to the media lately, you probably heard about Ray Lewis from the Baltimore ravens using Deer Antler Extract. While there is controversy on what exactly is Deer Antler Spray, there have also been many questions.


So what is Deer Antler Extract? It’s exactly what it sounds like; a spray or pill with the active ingredient IGF-1. IGF-1 is extracted from the velvet of a deers antlers in New Zealand. The velvet is fine fur that grows on the exterior of the antler, then falls off once the antlers reach full growth. Deer antlers are re grown every spring which makes it one of the fastest growing animals on earth. This is mostly attributed to its high concentration of IGF-1. Insulin growth Factor-1 is a natural, anabolic hormone that stimulates muscle growth. Competitive athletes love taking Deer Extract because of its healing properties. Use of Deer Antler Extract can be traced back to traditional chinese medicine that has been around for almost a thousand years.


Benefits of Deer Antler Extract

  • Boost Strength and Endurance

  • Improve Immune system

  • Counter effects of Stress

  • Rapid Recovery from Illness

  • Many more uses Click here to see Full List


While scientists are still doing studies to learn the extent of benefits and side effects of Deer Antler Extract, there has been no negative side effects recorded.


 


Does it actually work? In what might be the most important study done in the United States, a group of scientists took 32 male weight lifters and gave half of them New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet and half of them a placebo for 10 weeks. While the placebo group didn't show any difference in bench or squat tests, those given deer antler velvet saw an increase of 4% on the bench press and 10.1% on the squat test as compared to the placebo group. The scientists also reported that there was a "significant improvement in aerobic capacity" with the group that was taking deer antler velvet. -CNBC


How much do I take and where can I find some?

Deer antler Extract can be found on most major websites, including BoliNutrition.com. Deer Antler Extract comes in two different forms, spray and supplement. The Liquid Spray is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, whereas the pill is digested. When using the spray, shake and spray 5 times under the tongue twice daily. For the Pill form take 2 capsules with 8oz of water directly after your workout.