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RESEARCH AND STUDIES ON VELVET ANTLER
Over 250 citations and research reports have been written about Velvet
Antler. The collection of studies in this section will serve as a
educational reference for those seeking additional sources for the efficacy
of velvet antler.
In This Section
Velvet Antler: A
Written by Helen J. Batchelder this summary provides a comprehensive look at
velvet antler's multicultural use including citations of studies of its
composition and indications for use.
The Use of
Velvet Antler Treatment on Various conditions on Pets and Horses>>
C.J. Balok and J. Langham Cedar Animal Medical Center, Callop,
Clinical evaluation of a powder of quality elk velvet antler for the
treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs>>
Maxim Moreau, Jaques Dupius,
Norbert H. Bonneau, Manon Lecuyer. Companion animal research group, Faculte de
medecine veterinaire, Universite de Montreal, P.O. Box 5000, St-Hyacinthe,
Quebec. J2S 7C6 Can. Vet. J. 2004 Volume 45, pg. 133-139
A Summary on
the Literature on Health Benefits>>
Australian Government: Rural Industries Research & Development Corp., Chris
Tuckwell, Nov., 2003
The Effects of Deer
Velvet Antler Supplementation
on Body Composition, Strength, and
Aerobic & Anaerobic Performance>>
R. Percival & T. Wills
(East Tennessee State University),
(University of Florida),
(Florida State University),
(University of Idaho),
(The Cooper Institute),
(Imagine Nutrition & MetaResponse Sciences),
S.R. Haines & J. M.
- Mosgiel, New Zealand)
Presentation Abstracts from ASPT 2, New Zealand, 2004>>
Abstracts from J.M. Suttie, B.J.. Jeon, S.H.
Moon and others.
over 250 articles, summaries and reviews have been published on the
studies and research on velvet antler. Research has been conducted in
Russia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and Canada.
Since 1991, New Zealand scientists have researched the composition
and medical properties of velvet at the AgReasearch Inermay. Leader of the
New Zealand research team, and world wide expert on deer velvet research,
Dr. Jimmy Suttie, has announced that evidence of the medical benefits of
velvet antler is growing. Trials have shown that treating human white
blood cells with extracts of velvet antler stimulated the immune systems,
as measured by increased production of white blood cells. Other studies by
Suttie have demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory and growth stimulating
The institute of Biologically Active Substances in Viadivostock in
Russsia has turned out medical studies produced by Professor Israel I.
Brekhman and his colleagues. Brekman's tests for the pharmacological
activity of velvet were adopted as a standard quality test for velvet
antler in 1962.
In China, several articles have been written in Chinese on the
research carried out by a team of experts lead by B.X. Wang. A 1985 report
states that the polysaccharides in velvet antler may play a role in
observed anti-ulcer effect.
Leading the way in North America with research is the University of
Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Jeong S. Sim, Ph.D., professor at the University chaired the
first international symposium on Antler Science and Product Technology on
April 9-12, 2000 at Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Leading antler
researchers from around the world will meet to lay a solid
scientific foundation for the antler industry.
As research continues on velvet antler it will further demonstrate
and validate the traditionally uses from cultures around the world for the
past 2000 years.