Deer velvet has been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity in laboratory and clinical experiments.
This might be due to growth factors in velvet that are involved with its rapid growth. Wang (1996) has identified an ingredient in velvet that may be responsible for this activity.
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It is suggested that this effect is achieved without the side effects associated with anti-inflammatory drugs. There is a growing need for further research to substantiate these findings and to quantify any effect.
An inflammatory response is a complex reaction by the body to trauma, infections and injurious agents. This reaction typically includes reddening of tissues, swelling, pain and local heat.
These reactions are the body’s response through a series of nervous, vascular and immune systems. There are many chemical substances released during an inflammatory response including histamine and prostaglandins. Many Western pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories function by preventing the production of these substances, for example, aspirin inhibits production of prostaglandins.
The supportive feature of velvet antler for healthy joint function is not known. One suggestion is that growth factors in velvet involved with the growth of antler could act to prevent leakage of fluids and hence lower swelling. Wang (1996) has indicated that a 68 amine acid polypeptide acts as an anti-inflammatory, but the mechanism is not known. It is possible that velvet antler acts to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis or release.