Deer Antler Velvet: Treatment for Arthritis

One of the most common medical condition that affects many people of all ages (although elderly have higher rate) is arthritis. This brings stiffness of the joints and painful inflammation to all individuals suffering from it. For this reason, people with arthritis usually feel a lot of discomfort and fatigue that may result to frustration and in some cases, depression. 

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common drugs given to people with arthritis. While these drugs are effective, they usually cause severe and unpleasant side-effects that may be harmful to your body. That is why in some other countries such as in New Zealand, people prefer to use deer antler velvet instead of the usual NSAIDs.

Deer antler velvet is known for its ability to relieve pain due to arthritis and the symptoms of it. It shows that one of its active ingredients (IGF-1) helps your body to absorb glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin which are responsible in rebuilding the cartilage in your joints. It also contains IGF-2, one of the compounds responsible for tissue growth which is good in improving your bone density and in rebuilding your healthy joints. 

Prostaglandin, an anti-inflammatory compound is also found in deer antler velvet. This is why it greatly helps in relieving joints and muscle pain. It also relieves joint stiffness, enabling the person to move more freely without the fear of feeling the pain again or cause any injury.