Mountain Red™ New Zealand Deer Velvet
Prized in the Eastern world for centuries, velvet antler has gone largely unnoticed in the western nutritional supplements market until now. Mountain Red™ Deer Velvet offers the consumer the finest Deer Velvet antler from natural New Zealand.
Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules per day.
What is deer velvet?
Male deer grow antlers every year. These antlers are made of cartilage that contains nutrient-rich blood. They are covered with soft velvety fur from which the name is derived. This process of annual regeneration is unique to deer.
Numerous health benefits of velvet antler have been reported through history by traditional healers and contemporary medical practitioners, including immune support, enhanced athletic and sexual performance, joint support, and healthy circulatory function.
Why is the velvet removed?
What is not widely known is that in the wild, the male deer sheds antler each year, and in this respect the harvesting of velvet antler is merely the modification of a natural event. Indeed, for deer farmed in New Zealand, it is recommended that velvet is removed each year, in order to prevent stags using them as weapons and damaging themselves and other deer, as is common in the wild.
Does removing the velvet hurt the deer?
Absolutely not! The removal of the velvet is a very humane process. In New Zealand, velvet can only be removed by veterinarians or specifically trained and certified farmers, under the strict control of the New Zealand Government’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and mandated by New Zealand law. Mountain Red maintains the highest standards of animal welfare, and uses only velvet harvested humanely.
What type of person should consider taking Mountain Red™ velvet?
As deer velvet’s wide ranging benefits become more evident, it’s use as a dietary supplement to enhance one’s health has now expanded, with velvet being used for a wide range of general health promoting benefits.
- Those people wanting to improve their strength, stamina and/or their athletic performance
- Those people who are looking for a product to support joint care and mobility
- Those people who are in need of assistance with recovery after injury
- Anyone seeking a product that restores the bodies general balance and wellbeing
- Those who wish to support their immune systems, in order to protect the body from winter ills and chills
What makes Mountain Red Deer Velvet different from other products?
- Strength – There are many products containing deer velvet on the market. Many of these include additives or other ingredients that may or may not have health benefits. An increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that for deer velvet to be of benefit 500mg is a minimum recommended daily dose. For this reason Mountain Red velvet comes only in this dose form.
- Quality – Mountain Red deer velvet is manufactured using the highest quality of deer velvet antler and guarantees traceability of its product back to individual animals on individual farms. Only Quality Assured farms acting under strict Veterinary supervision, and in line with current New Zealand legislation, supply deer velvet for Mountain Red Limited products. This ensures that humane animal welfare standards are adhered to and the supply of premium, pure New Zealand deer velvet to the Mountain Red product range.
- Purity – Mountain Red™ deer velvet is 100% pure New Zealand Red Deer velvet and is manufactured under GMP, and MAF certification.
- Cost Effective – Each bottle of Mountain Red™ contains 60 x 500mg capsules – a two month supply under normal use.
Is deer velvet safe? What about people taking prescription medicines?
Pure Deer Velvet Antler has been widely used for over 2000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is widely used to this day in China, Korea, Japan, and Russia. Whilst there are no reported interactions with prescription medications, as is common with all dietary supplements, it is recommended that anyone taking prescription medication or who may suffer from an acute or chronic health condition should consult with their health care professional first if they are at all concerned.
How is deer velvet taken?
There are many forms of deer velvet currently available; however Mountain Red deer velvet comes in an easy to take capsule formula containing 500mg of pure New Zealand deer velvet. It is suggested that 2 capsules be taken for the first two weeks and one capsule daily following this.
Does deer velvet take time to be effective?
Individual results will vary dependent upon many factors, and for the type of health benefit being sought. It is usual to see a response in three weeks.
What about research on the health benefits of deer velvet?
Deer velvet has been and is still currently being researched all over the world and the New Zealand Deer Industry has funded a research programme into deer velvet since the 1980’s.
- In supporting the immune system
- As support for joint mobility
- In optimising athletic performance
- In promoting growth
Deer Velvet Composition
The active ingredients contained in New Zealand Deer Velvet include a variety of Proteins, Lipids, Minerals, Trace Elements, Growth Factors, Growth Hormones, and Glycosaminoglycans:
|Protein (The structural materials in cells that aid tissue growth and repair)|
|Amino Acids||Deer velvet contains over 30 Amino Acids including ten of the most essential.|
|Collagen||A protein widely recognised for the promotion of healthily skin and hair but also a vital structural protein component of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage, providing elasticity and shock absorbing properties and a strong framework to hold other cells. Collagen is known to support the repair and formation of joint cartilage.|
|Lipids||Builds cell components and boosts energy to enhance cellular activities. Deer velvet contains all essential fatty acids including Omega 3 & 6, Protoeolipids, and gangliosides.|
|Calcium||Provides structure for bones and teeth, and is essential for nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction and blood clotting.|
|Copper||Necessary for red blood cell development, bones, and nerves.|
|Iron||Essential for blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body.|
|Manganese||Needed for development of bones and connective tissue, and for normal functioning of the nervous system.|
|Magnesium||Required in metabolic reactions and storing and releasing energy in cells.|
|Phosphorus||Provides structure for bones and teeth, and is a component of nearly all metabolic reactions.|
|Potassium||For nerve and muscle function.|
|Sulphur||A component of various amino acids and insulin.|
|Zinc||Involved in digestion and respiration, and is necessary for normal wound healing and skin health.|
|Supports muscular development. Growth hormones and factors are necessary for growth and maintenance of bones, cartilage and skin.|
|Glucosamine||An amino sugar that occurs naturally in the body and is a major basic nutrient used by the body in the production, maintenance and repair of all joint structure including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligaments and joint fluids. It is also a component of synovial fluid, which lubricates and serves as a shock absorber for the joints.|
|Chondroitin||Supports joint mobility.|
|Prostaglandins||Supports joint mobility.|
|Phospholipids||In cell membranes these are the effective structural materials that help facilitate the passage of fat in and out of the cells and the blood.|
The History of Deer Velvet
Deer Velvet’s remarkable health promoting and rejuvenating properties have been prized in the Orient for over 2000 years. Today, Western clinical and scientific research of deer velvet is proving the validity of traditional medicine claims. Ongoing research into the benefits of deer velvet is attracting worldwide attention. To date, the research results are showing that this ancient remedy may be one of nature’s safest multipurpose sources of energy.
Extensive research in Russia, China, Korea and New Zealand has shown that deer velvet contains a rich source of essential minerals, vitamins, major amino acids and other nutrients.
Benefits to Athletes
There has been recent interest in this ancient remedy since the results of a unique scientific testing programme carried out in New Zealand by AgResearch. The results of these tests are capturing the attention of scientists’ worldwide and exciting clinical researchers with the potential applications for deer velvet in today’s mainstream healthcare.
Clinical trials at New Zealand’s Otago University indicate a link between the velvet extract and optimised strength and endurance. Scientists at Otago University Human Performance Center compared the development of muscle strength and endurance in male athletes taking a velvet supplement and others taking a placebo.
Writing in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (vol 13, issue 3), they conclude that the group taking the powdered form of New Zealand deer velvet showed greater benefits in isokinetic strength and muscular endurance as a result of training than the control group. The ground-up velvet was also thought to help in the recovery of muscle tissue damage.
MOUNTAIN RED™ – The Company
Mountain Red Limited is a New Zealand company, based in Nelson, and was established in April of 2002. Previous to this the company produced and marketed both raw New Zealand Red Deer velvet and deer velvet products under the name of Redwoods Hills Farm, established in 1986.
Mountain Red Limited was established to become one of the leading producers of deer velvet products for use in the enhancement of daily well being, general health and/or athletic ability, whilst maintaining a strict commitment to the animal welfare of stags during the velvet removal process (known asvelveting).
Mountain Red Limited is involved from velvet purchase, through processing, packaging, and on to marketing of its products to ensure total control and quality assurance. The company ensures that only superior quality full tip New Zealand Red Deer velvet is used in the production of its products and is sourced from farms that adhere to the strict Deer Industry Velvet Removal Programme and Quality Assurance Protocol. This ensures Stag health and welfare at all times.
Mountain Red Limited’s philosophy is to the commitment of animal health and welfare in the production of its velvet products. The company maintains its awareness of environmental issues affected by the industry and seeks to work proactively to maintain quality assurance during all aspects of production.
Mountain Red Limited has as an established, successful, and reliable source of product, maintains a commitment to customer satisfaction, and provides accessibility and traceability to the origin of all its products.
Our packaging complies with International standards & New Zealand GMP . Every product has a barcode, batch# and expiry date printed. Mountain Red deer velvet is manufactured using the highest quality of deer velvet antler and guarantees traceability of its product back to individual animals on individual farms. Only Quality Assured farms acting under strict Veterinary supervision, and in line with current New Zealand legislation, supply deer velvet for Mountain Red Limited products. This ensures that humane animal welfare standards are adhered to and the supply of premium, pure New Zealand deer velvet to the Mountain Red product range. Remember our price includes free freight anywhere
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