Deer Antler extract can rev up your energy, decrease fatigue, combat insomnia, and possibly even regrow damaged organs. Deer antler extract gives me an overwhelming amount of energy, and is the only thing that has made a noticeable difference in my energy levels. Understandably, upon first glance, reading the words “deer antler” in regards to their consumption is a major turn off regardless of the health benefits. If you look deeper into the issue, however, you cannot overlook the astounding fact that deer antlers are the only organs on any mammals that possess the ability to entirely regenerate themselves.
Adding to the mind blowing factor is the fact that a deer drops an entire organ every year, and is able to fully regrow it within three months. With all the damage our organs are faced with from disease, toxins, pollution and the like, one’s brain would still have to be damaged past the point of no return to pass this bit of information up.
According to logic and the obvious, if antlers are able to regenerate, then they must contain “something” within them that causes them to do so. Upon this realization, the Chinese were able to extract the regeneration property from the antlers as a means to turn it into medicine to regenerate damaged organs in humans. Since, there have been hundreds of studies all over the world including ones in China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. The conclusion matched the hypothesis in a vast majority of these studies, confirming deer antler causes regeneration in the human body as well in many, many ways.
Studies conducted in Europe indicated the ability of deer antlers to regenerate organ growth is due to the rich supply of ectosaponins they contain. Numerous studies in China, Japan, and Korea have shown that ectosaponins increase work capacity, decrease muscular and mental fatigue, and improve sleep and appetite. Deer antler has been shown to increase the oxygen uptake of the brain, liver, and kidneys in laboratory animals.
Ectosaponins extracted from deer antler have shown remarkable regenerative effects on all types of tissues including nerve tissue, which generally does not regenerate significantly. Shocking experiments were performed on frogs and mice with amputated limbs, in which ectosaponins triggered imperfect but impressive regrowth of their limbs, including their paws and toes. Its powerful ability to regrow bone, joint material, nerves, skin, cartilage and connective tissue makes deer antler great for recovery, and thus popular among athletes and active individuals.
Take note of the following before consuming deer antler:
It is best to take in alcohol, because the growth factors can only be absorbed through trans-dermal absorption. Without a solvent, they would be broken down in the stomach and not absorbed. To receive maximum effectiveness, you need to be able to absorb them through the mucous membrane in of your mouth.
It is immediately absorbed into the blood stream. Almost instantaneously, the growth factors begin regenerating tissues in the body, including those of the skin, muscles, bones and nerves.
Although it increases energy and metabolism in the body, it is not a stimulant. Unlike caffeine, it does not wear you down.
Take one dropper full under the tongue. Let it sit for 90 seconds, swish around, and swallow. Repeat several times, taking not of how the process feels in your body. Then use your judgment to decide whether or not you should increase your dosages.
To overdose, you would have to take extremely high amounts. So, although it is not a huge concern, it is still a risk to be cautious of.
People with an abundance of energy, high metabolisms, aggressive behavior, higher blood pressure, and ruddy complexions should not take a large amount of deer antler.
About the author
Shelley is the former Editor-in-Chief of Public Health Alert, and a health writer for various sources including Collective Evolution, MindBodyGreen, Natural News, and more. She is trained in herbalism, diet and nutrition, bach flower remedies, and herbal materia medica.