Posted by Rachel on 12/5/2015
to Antlers & Velvet
Velvet antler is a mainstay of traditional Chinese medicine, probably second only to ginseng in importance. Velvet antlers does not refer to the velvety "skin" on growing antlers, but rather the whole cartilaginous antler in a pre-calcified stage. Typically the antler is cut off near the base after it is about two-thirds of its potential full size, and before any significant calcification occurs.
The antler is dried and is used powdered or in tea form for a wide variety of health remedy and health maintenance purposes. Velvet antler is said to be effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, immune stimulant, and pro-growth agent. Scientific studies have supported some of the claims, particularly the anti-inflammatory effects and athletic performance enhancement.
These days, elk antler velvet is being used for more then just the health of humans. Dogs suffering from arthritis and other joint-problems show significant improvement after taking elk velvet antler. Like humans, animals can suffer from joint pain, arthritis and other symptoms of aging and injuries. Thorough veterinary research has proven that the velvet from elk antlers can effectively alleviate osteoarthritis in dogs and improves an animals gait, performance in daily activities and overall vitality. Elk antler with velvet can be found in pill form but also can be given to a dog in the form of an antler doggie chew with velvet can be given to a dog as a treat and he/she can receive the benefits of the velvet. Elk antlers for Doggies: The Ultimate Doggie Antler Bones are a great way to provide you canine with the velvet he or she needs for his or her health.