Deer Antler is considered to be one of the "big three" ultimate "herbs" (dietary supplements) of China - Ginseng, Reishi Mushroom and Deer Antler. All three are tonic herbs that have been used since pre-historic times to prolong life, improve energy, to protect the body and to promote wisdom. They are not used to treat any kind of ailment, but to support normal healthy life functions so as to promote wellbeing and longevity. Deer Antler is a Yang Jing herb, but it also tonifies Yin Jing, Qi, Blood and Shen. It therefore tonifies all three Treasures.
Deer Antler contains mucopolysaccharides that promote the regeneration the antler tissue in the deer. This same substance supports regeneration of tissue to those who consume it.
Deer Antler extract is considered to be the most powerful Yang tonic dietary supplement and is usually the main herb in any formula in which it is included. Deer Antler is used by athletes to support muscular strength. Deer Antler extract is consumed as a dietary supplement.
Deer Antler extract is used to support the skeletal structure, especially the back, knees and other joints. Deer Antler helps support cartilage and joint function.
As a dietary supplement that supports neurological functions, Deer Antler extract is also widely used to support mental power.
Deer antler has also been demonstrated to support cardiovascular function.
Deer Antler extract contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, also produced in the human body, that maintains elasticity of the skin and connective tissue.
Deer Antler is also well known as a sexual tonic for both men and women. Deer Antler is suitable to both men and women, though men will generally consume Deer Antler in larger quantities. It is a Yang tonic that helps restore and maintain sexual vigor and performance. It may be particularly effective for older men and women.
There are dozens of other "deer velvet" products available, but Dragon Herbs Deer Antler products are the ONLY products made entirely from Deer Antler tips. What does that mean? And what does that mean for you?
Deer Antler grows from its "tips." As it grows, the soft body of the antler hardens, while the growing tip remains soft and bio-chemically rich. It is just like the fresh leaves at the tip of a growing plant. It has been estimated that 90% of the biologically active constituents of the ENTIRE antler is contained in just the last inch of the antler, known as the "tip," even if the antler is 18 inches long. The tip of the antler is of course more expensive than the lower parts of the antler, because those deep into the trade know that this is the most valuable part. This has been true for a thousand years. However, since the tip contains most of the active constituents of the entire antler, it is in fact a fabulous value. It may cost three times as much, but it is at least 10 times as potent. Again, Dragon Herbs ONLY uses tips (the soft last inch of the deer antler) to make all its Deer Antler products, including Deer Antler Drops and Deer Antler Supreme Drops. We never use the "middles" or "bottoms" of the antler since these parts are hardened, dry and lack the chemical components that make Deer Antler biologically active in humans.
Unfortunately for consumers, other companies are now putting the word "tips" on their description of deer antler. They are doing this in response to Dragon Herbs educating the public about the differences in deer antler products. However, they show no evidence of actually using tips.
A deer antler, as sold in a Chinese herb shop, is divided into three divisions, tips, middles and bottoms. That part growing closest to the end, usually the last inch of each branch of the antler, is called the tip. The segment from that beginning of the tip to the fork of the antler is called the middle and the main trunk of the antler is called the bottom. All three segments of the deer antler are used in Chinese tonic herbalism. The bottoms, because they are the largest segment, are most commonly available and most widely used in commercial products. The middles and tips are generally only available in herb shops, except in rare products that feature these segments.
Dragon Herbs Deer Antler Drops are made from the tips only. However, there are grades even among the tips, acknowledged by herbalists and deer antler connoisseurs. Currently, due to our good fortune, Dragon Herbs only uses Sika Deer to produce all its Deer Antler products, including Deer Antler Drops and Deer Antler Supreme Drops. From these Sika Deer, we only use tips cut from the last 3/4 inch of the antler to produce Deer Antler Drops.
This is why Dragon Herbs Deer Antler Drops is a unique deer antler product in the American market.
Primary Functions: To tonify the Kidney Qi and fortify Yang. Also tonic to Yin Jing and Blood, and supporting to the sinews and bones. Supports the heart and mind.
Treasures: Jing (Yin and Yang), Qi (especially Blood) and Shen
Atmospheric Energy: Warm
Taste: Sweet and salty
Channel Associations: Liver and Kidneys. Also tonifies the Heart and Brain, and the Governing, Conception, Penetrating and Belt Channels of the Extraordinary Channels system.