Research Papers

Modern science validates age old wisdom

The scientific evidence surrounding deer antler velvet is impressive, and research to back up this product is growing due to its rising popularity and increased use in the Western markets. Below are two significant research papers.


The effects of New Zealand deer antler velvet supplementation on body composition, strength, and maximal aerobic and anaerobic performance. 

C.E. Broeder, R.Percival, J.Quindry, L. Panton, T. Wills, K.D. Browder, C. Earnest, A.L. Almada, S.R. Haines and J.M. Suttie.

ABSTRACT: In the present study, we investigated the physiological and potential performance enhancing effects of New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet (NZDAV) supplementation in men. Thirty-two males between the ages of 18 and 35 with at least 4 years of weight lifting experience were randomly assigned using a double-blinded procedure into either a placebo or NZDAV treatment group. … Download pdf


Exploration of the mechanism underlying neogenesis and regeneration of postnatal mammalian skin: Deer Antler Velvet.

Chunyi Li

ABSTRACT: Transition from fetal to adult type skin in mammals accompanies the change in response to trauma from regeneration to scar formation. Any claims to have observed neogenesis/regeneration of even some of the skin appendages (such as hair follicles and sebaceous glands) in scar tissue are usually received with skepticism. In defiance of this general rule, deer antler velvet, a special type of mammalian integument, is not only capable of full regeneration, but regeneration on a grand scale. … Download pdf