Let me start by stating following is not aimed at you personally but rather just aimed at the stupidity of it all
. Also appreciate the appreciation I spend a lot of time with growth factors, peptides, hormones, performance enhancers etc with lots of medical textbooks too lol
Figuratively speaking live next door to this whole antler bs.
Why stop with velvet deer antler?
Lets amp it up! Chuck in a rhino's horn, an elephant's testicles, a Siberian tiger's penis, a pinch of cobra blood and a dash of baboon brain marinated in ostrich urine and let the positive effects BLOW your mind
This BS had started a while ago and if I recall correctly some of the early research was back in the 70s regarding the remarkable regeneration abilities of deers to regrow their antlers.
Decades later ~2000 (from memory) 1 inconsistent and inconclusive study later (surprise surprise conducted by NZ) and idiots had jumped on the band wagon!
A couple of studies later proved no real effects or benefits.
Infact the purported benefit thats often ascribed to it by idiots is that its growth hormone and IGF1.
Zoological studies though have shown that the regenerative properties MAY be attributable to IGF 1 and 2 levels but often only till 2 years of age. After that the remarkable growth is a result of a whole complex of interacting growth factors and hormones that provides it with the ability to rapidly regrow its antlers with testosterone playing a key role too (hence buck-male deer).
These idiots dont know even the basics of growth factors or hormones.
1.even if one were to assume super high levels of IGF1 in the particular velvet deer antler product received its not exactly bio compatible!
2.Growth hormone and to a slightly less degree IGF1 are very susceptible to degradation for numerous reasons including bacteria, temperatures, sunlight, shaking etc etc etc etc.
3.Most of these types of products come in either spray form or oral supplement(powder/caps). Its biologically near impossible for growth hormone or IGF1 to survive the digestive process. These are very sensitive hormones/factors we are talking about.
4.The length of time these products have been setting around and collecting dust. (eg growth hormone dissolved in sterile water is only good for about 20ish hours and thats refrigerated! likewise refrigerated IGF1 would last barely a couple of weeks unless acetic acid or hcl was used)
5. Note a big marketing scam/ploy that is used by companies selling it is stating studies in their benefit. eg IGF1 does this or IGF1 extracted from deer helps deers grow or such and such study proved this or that in chickens etc so whats the ploy? Ofcourse those factors do those things when pure and potent and when its ACTUALLY BIOAVAILABLE and directly introduced (either into the animal or petridish).
So could it provide any benefit whatsoever? Perhaps in a nutritional sense (calcium, collagen, etc) but certainly not due to GH or IGF1 etc.
Whereas take CJC1295 as an example. This is medically and scientifically proven to increase HGH upto 10X and IGF1 upto 3X ON ITS OWN(dose dependant and cant overdose as oversaturation really occurs at 150mcg). (combined with GHRP6 becomes more potent and synergistic)