Deer Antler – To Protect, Restore, & Strengthen the Body
Humanely harvested from the growing tips of young deer horns (Cervus nippon), Deer Antler Velvet has been used by many people as a natural aphrodisiac to promote fertility and enhance sexual performance. Deer Antler contains stem cells which regenerate all kinds of cells – whether that be blood, bone, or brain.
All systems in the body are benefited from Deer Velvet. It balances hormone levels, grafts stronger bones & ligaments, augments cardiovascular performance and treats developmental problems in the brain.
When considering Deer Antler, it's important to know exactly how it's sourced. SuperFeast takes great care to make sure the animals are looked after and treated gently, and so the horn is harvested in the right way. Other companies don't document the process thoroughly to ensure the deer are handled with care and that the product isn’t tainted.
SuperFeast are meticulous in their methods and that is one of the reasons why I recommend this product so highly (I will go further into this below).
Table of Contents:
- What I like about SuperFeast Deer Antler Velvet
- What I think could be improved
- Where to buy SuperFeast Deer Antler
- What is Deer Antler?
- Deer Antler health benefits
- Customer Reviews
- Any alternatives I think are worth considering
SuperFeast Deer Antler REVIEW BY DARCY - BIRCHER BAR FOUNDER & OWNER:
What I Like About It:
Vitality? – It's hard for me to define 'vitality', but if you forced me to, I'd say something along the lines of 'feeling strong, invigorated & motivated'. That being said, 'increased vitality' is what I'd say I experienced by using SuperFeast's Deer Antler.
To test it properly, I took it daily for a month and tried to keep all other habits the same. I wasn't feeling particularly 'flat' beforehand, but towards the end of the month, I did notice an increase in energy, stamina and general enthusiasm to get into my days (vitality?). Given its rich history in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the increasing number of studies now finding similar results, I'm confident in saying I believe it contributed to these changes
'Savoury + Salty' Taste – Unlike most other SuperFeast products, I'd NOT recommend stirring this one into your morning coffee. Deer Antler has a noticeable savoury & salty taste, much better combined with savoury foods like a bowl of delicious miso soup, Asian stir-fry or hearty bolognese.
Company Values and Service – SuperFeast has been a brand favourite of ours for years now, due to their consistently excellent service, products and company ethics.
This couldn't be displayed any better than in their production of Deer Antler Velvet. (I've devoted a whole section to how they go about this below).
What I Think Could Be Improved:There's no way around it - good quality and ethically produced Deer Antler Velvet is expensive.
- Increases strength, endurance and stamina. Noticed the effects personally as well as supported by TCM and modern science
- Contains natural stem cells and also used widely for help with immune system health, sexual function and arthritis issues (even in dogs!)
- In my opinion - the most ethically produced deer antler velvet on the market, from start to finish
- Expensive (but don't confuse this with 'bad value')
What Makes SuperFeast's Deer Antler So Good?
As I mentioned above, I want to expand on why I think SuperFeast's version of Deer Antler Velvet is the best on the market. It basically comes down to not only being a high-quality version of the product but the impeccable way in which they produce it is why I support it so much. I've summarised below:
- The deer used are from small herds that belong to single families. They roam and graze freely as they choose (Di Tao philosophy). Harvesting of the antler is pain-free and a necessary part of managing deer herds to stop them from harming one another.
- Antler velvet is only collected from the tips of young deer where the beneficial compounds are most active, and only under the supervision of qualified veterinarians.
- The deer are never raised or used for meat, they are revered and treated more like family - they live a long and natural life.
- As with all SuperFeast products, their deer antler is independently tested for heavy metals, pesticides and mould, never fumigated or irradiated and has analysis certificates available upon request
Check out the video below where Mason (SuperFeast's founder) is on location in North-East China with a herd of grazing Sika Deer.
WHERE TO BUY SUPERFEAST Deer Antler Velvet?:
Click the big blue button at the top of this page or any of the banners throughout this review to head directly to the SuperFeast website and make an order!
Before you do that though ... I mentioned that we have an exclusive offer for our readers - all you need to do is join our email list and you’ll receive a code for a minimum of 15% off your entire order with SuperFeast.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to buy in person you can head over to their website and search for your nearest stockist.
What is Deer Antler?:
Deer Antler is truly one of nature’s miraculous examples of regeneration and sustainability. Deer Antler Velvet is humanely harvested from young stags when their antlers are soft and rich with nutritional components like minerals, amino acids, vitamins, hormone-growth-factors and enzymes.
Considered to be one of the ultimate Chinese tonic herbs, Deer Antler has been used for thousands of years to prolong life, improve energy, protect the organs and promote potent libido. It is both a Yin and a Yang tonic and can be used by both men and women who are wanting to support and restore sex hormones, increase strength, boost immunity or simply maintain vibrant health.
Deer Antler is well known in the Chinese medical system as a sexual tonic for both men and women, although traditionally it is indicated for men.
Health Benefits of Deer Antler:
Deer Antler has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. Modern research has confirmed the presence of stem cells in Deer Antler, which is what is thought to account for many of the benefits reported by the countless people that swear by it
Some of the most widely reported benefits include:
- Strengthening of tendons and bones
- Reduced fatigue and increased stamina
- Boosts testosterone and estrogen hormones
- Helps with arthritis & osteoporosis
- Support for the immune system
- Helps with blood health and cardiovascular problems
Many studies so far have been animal trials but as more and more benefits are being reported, there are increasing numbers of human trials being undertaken.
Some of the most evidence-backed benefits currently reported include:
1.) Improved exercise ability:
Several scientific studies now illustrate Deer Antler’s ability to help boost strength and alleviate fatigue.
One study split 38 active males into two groups; one given Deer Antler and the other a placebo. After a 10-week exercise program, the group given Deer Antler increased knee strength and endurance over the placebo group.
Another study administered to mice during a swimming to failure test showed mice that were Deer Antler had reduced fatigue from altered gene responses from muscular and skeletal systems.
2.) Joint and Bone Health:
Deer Antlers are rich in collagen, glucosamine sulphate, and chondroitin sulphate – molecules used by the body to build cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bone.
Several studies on animals indicate its ability to help treat arthritis and speed up the healing of bone fractures. One study on 38 dogs suffering from osteoarthritis indicated that the dog's given antler velvet also showed signs aligning with a decrease in aching and pain.
3.) Boost Testosterone & Sexual Performance:
Deer Antler is probably most widely used for its reported benefits to libido, sexual hormones and overall sexual performance. While anecdotal evidence is strong for this one, most clinical studies so far have only been animal-based.
One study administered Deer Velvet to ageing mice for five weeks and found a significant improvement in sexual function with higher levels of testosterone.
This is obviously quite a personal one and will likely be different for everyone, I'd recommend trying this out for yourself!
How to Take Deer Antler:
As previously mentioned, Deer Antler’s flavour is mostly savoury and salty, perfect for adding to a savoury soup, stir-fry or pasta dish!
As for dosage, it's recommended to start with ¼ to ½ tsp daily and working your way up from there, taking note of how your body adapts to it.
When asked about dosage, the SuperFeast team have said:
“Like all our tonic herbs, we encourage you to experiment with your Deer Antler. However, unlike the rest of our herbal apothecary, Deer Antler *does* have a slightly grainy feel on the tongue. Just a head's up! Take it straight off the spoon if you're game!”
Where is SuperFeast Deer Antler sourced?:
SuperFeasts Deer Antler is extracted from Cervus Nippon deer bred in Heilongjiang province in China. The deer roam freely for the majority of the year, only being gathered together once annually when trained veterinarians harvest the tips of their antlers.
What does Deer Antler taste like?:
Unlike the rest of SuperFeasts herbs, deer antler has a slightly grainy texture. It has a deeply savoury taste which I find pairs nicely with umami-flavoured meals like miso, bolognese etc.
Are there any side effects from taking Deer Antler?:
While deer antler can be beneficial for balancing the sex hormones, we suggest avoiding using this herb for those experiencing hormone-sensitive diseases, like prostate or ovarian cancers. When starting with Deer Antler, as with all new supplements, it is important to start slowly and ensure it is right for you before increasing your dosage. If you are pregnant it is always best practice to speak to your doctor before starting any new supplements.
Another much loved SuperFeast tonic herb making some great changes for people - here are a couple of my favourite reviews below:
- " So appreciative of this herb, perfect blood builder, and testosterone enhancer. Working with Deer Antler for spinal issues & adrenal fatigue. Works magic with Superfeast Cordyceps ❤️❤️ Beautiful quality, postage, shipped with lots of love. Thank you." - Lucas S.
- "Once again thanks for giving this 50-year-old a new lease on life, thanks to SuperFeast for making a great quality product Deer Antler, this has given me energy, strength, and better quality of life -Barbara F.
I hesitate to call these products 'alternatives' and actually prefer to call them 'associates'. These are great pairings for Deer Antler to dive deeper into the energy and stamina promoting properties and amplify the benefits.
1.) SuperFeast Jing – Cultivate Supreme Energy
Jing is a powerful blend of multiple tonic herbs, designed to support kidney function, hormone balance and increase energy production.
Jing is my most recommended pairing for Deer Antler.
Read our full review of SuperFeast Jing.
2.) SuperFeast Reishi – The Tree of Life Mushroom
Reishi can also improve your cardiovascular health but is most famous as a calming and restorative mushroom, great for restful sleep and regeneration!
Read our full review of SuperFeast Reishi.
3.) SuperFeast Eucommia Bark - for Kidneys, Joints & Ligaments
Eucommia is widely used by arthritis suffers to aid with the strengthening of joints and ligaments. It's a great 'Yang Jing' tonic, also known for promoting strength & stamina.
Read our full review of SuperFeast Eucommia Bark.
Deer Antler Velvet is a long-standing natural remedy and widely used for increasing strength & stamina as well as supporting hormones, immunity and sexual function. SuperFeast produces the most sustainable, ethical and highest quality version I've seen on the market.
It is a relatively expensive product so I'd recommend starting out with the smallest jar and seeing how it performs for you before going 'all-in'There are numerous customers that swear by Deer Antler, hit the blue button or any of the banners to jump over and try it for yourself!