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Each spring the male deer grows a new set of antlers and in their early stage of growth these antlers are called Deer Velvet. Growing at an incredible rate of up to 2 cm per day, they are packed full of amazing nutrients that can support our body’s health and well-being.

Deer Velvet has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years! Research now strongly supports these traditional uses and shows that the use of Deer Velvet facilitates rejuvenation and healing, helping to combat fatigue or stress, nagging injuries, aches or joint pains.

Canes Deer Velvet is commonly used to support:

  • Immune system
  • Joint injury or inflammation
  • Circulation and healing
  • Energy and vitality
  • Healthy blood – traditionally used as a tonic for anemia
  • Sports performance and recovery
  • Mental function
  • Skin, hair and nails

This may sound like a lot of benefits for one supplement, but it is astounding how good the body is at healing when it is given the right raw materials – Canes Deer Velvet provides the raw materials!


The Nutrients in Velvet, and how they work.


Deer Velvet is approximately 25% Collagen.  This helps promote healthy skin, hair, and nails, and the Collagen inherent in Deer Velvet is also a vital structural protein in cartilage, providing it with elasticity and shock absorbing properties, and a strong framework to hold the other cells.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

These are major nutrients used by the body in the production, maintenance, and repair of all joint structures including cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments and joint fluids.
As we age our bodies produce less glucosamine and chondroitin naturally. Arthritis, joint injury, or physical activity all put a greater demand on the body for these nutrients. Using supplements can have excellent results given time to allow healing to take place.
In 1999, the chondroitin sulfate and type II collagen in velvet antler were scientifically substantiated by research and clinical studies, in compliance with US FDA regulations “to support healthy joint structure and function”.

Growth factors

Growth Factors – Because velvet grows up to 2cm per day, it contains unique growth factors of bone, cartilage, nerves, skin, hair and circulation. Deer Velvet has been found to encourage peripheral circulation, resulting in efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen around the body, and effective removal of waste products. These unique growth factors are what make Deer Velvet stand out above other products. They are responsible for encouraging healing and restoration, especially worthwhile following injury, broken bones or  surgery.

Anti Inflammatory regulators

Anti-inflammatory Regulators – Assist cell function and support the body in regulating inflammation and swelling, and therefore pain. Also helpful in minimising recovery times after physical workouts. and minimising effects of sports injuries. Chondroitin also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids – The building blocks of protein, necessary for replacing muscle stores, energy, healing and a wide range of other body processes. Deer Velvet contains 47% protein, and over 30 Amino Acids including 9 out of 10 essential Amino Acids which cannot be manufactured by the body and must be taken in by diet. These 9 Essential Amino Acids are Arginine, Histidine, Iso Leucine, Leucine, Lysine, Metionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, and Valine.

Factors for the blood

Erythropoietic Factors – Involved in blood production, including white blood cells to support the immune system and red blood cells to optimise oxygen carrying capacity of blood. This is significant for energy, stamina and healing. and for athletes wishing to maxmise performance

Precursors to Hormones

Velvet contains precursors to hormones, so offer the body right raw materials to avoid hormonal imbalances, such as menstrual disorders, pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause, poor libido, sexual dysfunction.

Fatty Acids, Lipid and Minerals

Lipids help keep blood vessels healthy and they include:

  • Lecithin (known to be involved in breakdown of cholesterol)
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • Linolenic acid (converts to GLA )
  • Sphygnomyelins and Gangliosides

Minerals include Calcium (12%) Magnesium and Phosphorus to aid in the fight against Osteoporosis. Also Sulphur, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Selenium and Manganese.


Velvet contains Calcium 12%, plus Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese.

Major components of Deer Velvet as a %
Protein  47.5 Magnesium 0.25 Potassium  0.42
Chlorine 0.1 Phosphorous 5.7   Calcium 12
Lipids 2.5 Sulphur 0.43 Sodium 0.83
Zinc 65ppm Iron 480ppm Copper 10ppm
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