Deer Antler Velvet Composition

Chemical analysis showed the following list of compounds that are found in various parts of growing antlers and in most deer antler velvet products itself:

  • Amino acids (glutamic acid, proline, glycine)
  • Collagen
  • Choline
  • Calcium 
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Estrone
  • Fatty acids
  • Fat soluble lipids
  • Glycosaminoglycans
  • Lipids
  • Lecithin
  • Monoamine-oxidase
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Phosphorus
  • Prostaglandins
  • Polysaccharides
  • Selenium
  • Uronic acid
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D precursors
  • Some other inflammatory substances
  • IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor)

One of the most important ingredients of deer antler velvet is the IGF-1 as this substance is responsible in regeneration and repair process in a human body. These are the main factors why it provides best anti-aging effects and certainly the reason why most athletes and body-builders use it as well.