Nutrients In Canes Deer Velvet

The following nutrients occur naturally in Deer Velvet. They are not added, they are all placed lovingly there by mother nature in a unique blend,  interacting together synergistically in ways we continue to learn about, and be amazed by!

Every day our bodies are subjected to environmental and physical stressors which damage our cells, and they also go through a natural life cycle so are constantly needing replacement.

As we age our bodies naturally produce less of the nutrients required for this restorative work, and at the same time we may have a greater demand, particularly if we lead a very active lifestyle. As a result you you might notice more aches and pains appearing,  or injuries might be slow to heal or fail to heal completely.

Supplementing with CANES DEER VELVET is a really effective way help the body to keep up!


Collagen has rapidly gained popularity in recent years as people have realised its value in supporting the maintenance and restoration of skin, hair, nails and joints. It also has benefits for healing the gut, muscles and heart health.

What many people don’t realise, is that Collagen is a major constituent of deer velvet In fact Deer Velvet is approximately 25% Collagen – true to its nature as a cartilaginous tissue that rapidly develops into bone. Velvet has been found to contain not just one, but 4 different types of collagen: Type I, II, III and X. (Price et al. 1996; Rucklidge et al. 1997; Sunwoo et al. 2001)

If its collagen you feel your body needs, it is definitely worth considering using Deer Velvet capsules as your source, because you get all the other added benefits alongside it.



These are the building blocks used by the body in maintaining our bones and joint structures such as tendons and ligaments, cartilage and even the fluid in the joints. Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate occur naturally in Deer Velvet antler, and if we are very active, or suffer an injury or joint ailment such as a fracture or arthritis, the body has a greater than usual need. A plentiful supply supports the  body to rebuild quickly and efficiently. Chondroitin Sulfate Types A, B and C attract the cushioning fluid back into the cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber and brings nourishment and lubrication to the cartilage. Chondroitin has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it helps inhibit the breakdown of cartilage, and contains helpful enzymes which remove damaged cells.  Glucosamine SulfateAn important ingredient in the production of the proteoglycans or water holding molecules in cartilage. The more glucosamine the more proteoglycans. Glucosamine is also necessary for the production of the thick synovial fluid in the joints. In 1999, the chondroitin sulfate and type II collagen in Velvet were scientifically substantiated by research and clinical studies, in compliance with US FDA regulations "to support healthy joint structure and function" and anyone who knows the process will confirm, that's no mean feat!


These unique growth factors, are what make Deer Velvet exceptional! Because deer antler is growing 2cm of new bone, skin, hair, nerves and blood supply every day, it makes sense that it has the right goodness to support the healing and restoration of all these things in you and I too. The growth factors in deer velvet antler have been shown in research to increase the uptake of other nutrients.
  • IGF-I is understood to promote bone growth and collagen production and encourages the absorption of joint nutrients chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate.
  • IGF-II is understood to stimulate tissue growth  and repair throughout the body.
IGF-I and IGF-II both occur naturally in deer velvet but will not raise the IGF levels in the blood abnormally so on its own in capsule form deer velvet will not alter results of a sports drug test, and we have several professional athletes  using our product long term. Find out what Sam Cane, Aidan Ross, Liam Messam say about Canes Deer Velvet


In addition to the anti-inflammatory effect of Chondroitin mentioned above, Deer Velvet also contains prostaglandins which have been shown to assist cell function and support the body in regulating inflammation and swelling, and therefore pain.

That’s helpful for reducing recovery times after physical workouts and minimising the effects of sports injuries, and explains why customers often report an improvement in symptoms quite quickly after starting Canes Deer Velvet.

More noticeable benefits though, become more and more evident with extended use, as the body has time to put all the goodness to work in the right places.

The prostaglandins also have a beneficial effect on the immune system, gut health, anti-aging and circulation.

Contact Kathy for more detail on the research.



These play a vital role in blood cell production and maintaining a healthy bloody supply. Healthy white blood cells are a key component in the immune system, and red blood cells optimise oxygen carrying capacity of blood.

Significant for physical energy and mental stamina in athletes wishing to maximise performance. 

Deer Velvet capsules will not artificially raise the red blood cells and many professional athletes have used it long term while undergoing regular drug testing for banned substance under WADA.



These building blocks of protein are necessary for muscle action and recovery. They are involved in growth and repair of tissue, replacing muscle stores and providing energy.

CANES DEER VELVET contains 47% protein and includes over 30 Amino Acids including 9 out of the 10 essential Amino Acids that cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken in by diet.

These 9 Essential Amino Acids are Arginine, Histidine, Iso Leucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, and Valine. 

Learn More About Amino Acids Found In Deer Velvet



Are a key component of cell membranes providing strength and helping regulate what travels in and out of the cell. The lipids in Deer Velvet include: 

  • Lecithin > known to be involved in breakdown of cholesterol, and in regulating inflammation, metabolism, and the normal function of liver, nerves, brain and other organs. 
  • Linolenic acid > heart and blood vessel health 
  • Sphingomyelins and Cephilin > nerve cell membranes
  • Gangliosides > receptors in the cell membrane 
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 > heart health, mental health, liver health, moderating inflammation

A phospholipid found in Velvet, along with improved circulation and increased availability of neuro-transmitters to the brain are thought to be responsible for the benefits in mental function.



Deer Velvet is not a source of raw hormones and will not have a direct effect on your hormone levels. Instead Deer Velvet has a normalizing effect on the body. It will offer the basic materials the body uses to create and maintain its own optimum hormone balance.

And many of the nutrients already mentioned above also play a role in hormone balance. As a result many customers report improvements in hormone related issues.



  • Calcium – in addition to bones and teeth, calcium is vital for heart health, blood pressure regulation, pH balance, nerve impulses and muscle function. Also assists transportation of hormones and enzymes through to our cells.
  • Phosphorus Vital for strength in our genetic DNA and RNA, energy production via ATP cycle, cell growth and repair and balancing other vitamins and minerals - including vitamin D, zinc, magnesium and iodine.
  • Potassium and Sodium often work in tandem – maintaining the delicate balance of electrolytes in our cells, our blood pressure, and in constant use by our nerves and muscles. Best we keep supplying them.
  • Magnesium – used in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body affecting bones, teeth, nervous system, muscle action and conversion of sugar to energy. Need we say more.
  • Iron - used by the body to make hemaglobin which is responsible for carrying oxygen around the body and myoglobin which gets Oxygen into the muscles. Also used in production of some hormones.
  • Zinc and Selenium are two of the most important minerals for our immune system among many other things.
  • Other trace minerals  Copper, Sulphur, Manganese, and Cobalt.

Major components of Deer Velvet as a %

Protein 47.5
Chlorine 0.1
Lipids 2.5
Zinc 65ppm
Magnesium 0.25
Phosphorous 5.7
Sulphur 0.43
Iron 480ppm
Potassium 0.42
Calcium 12
Sodium 0.83
Copper 10ppm
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Scientists around the world have been studying deer velvet for many years to validate the benefits that have been widely known and highly valued in Eastern cultures for centuries.
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If the research interests you contact Kathy for more details

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