Deer Velvet Antler: What is it?
The term deer velvet antler is antler removed from deer while in the velvet stage. Most deer are found in New Zealand, typically called ‘Red Deer’. Some deer antler comes from Asia as well, mainly called Sika Deer or Fallow Deer.
Deer Velvet antler should not be confused or thought of being the same as elk antler because there is a significant difference in quality.
Elk Antler normally is derived from Canada and the United States. Elk are a much larger animal than deer and have a much larger antler rack. The larger the rack, the higher the quality, and the higher amount of active ingredients within it.
There is a very narrow window of 3 days, either way of cutting the antler. Antler is cut in June. In just about all-ungulate animals, only the male produce antler, except for caribou and reindeer. Elk Antler is by far the largest and most potent.
About Deer Velvet Antler Spray
Most deer velvet antler sprays are derived from velvet antler powder. Sprays have a different usage than powder. Any deer velvet antler spray that was found to be a banned product for athletes was because of the other ingredients that were added to it. Therefore the deer velvet antler had nothing to do with the banned product.
No elk velvet antler or deer velvet antler has ever been a banned product anywhere in the world as an ingredient used by it self. Royal Elk Products does not handle or manufacture or sell deer velvet antler. We only manufacture Elk Velvet Antler.
Please keep in mind that Elk Velvet Antler is still the most commonly sold natural herbal product in the world.