Delayed growth. Because SCD forces the body to produce a markedly increased number of red blood cells throughout life, growing children are faced with metabolic demands that often result in slowed growth and development. Other SCD-related factors may contribute to delayed development, as well.
In 1999, the use of antler velvet was scientifically supported by clinical research in compliance with FDA regulations for its beneficial effects in treating arthritis. Empirical evidence also suggests several other therapeutically valuable actions including stimulation of the immune system, protective, anti-aging, and rejuvenating effects, and beneficial effects on blood and circulation.
Verified Claims of Deer Antler Velvet
- Improve wound healing
- Stimulation of body tissue/cell growth
- Enhance performance of athletes
- Increase muscle and nerve strength
- Reduced liver damage in mice
- Pretreatment in rats reduced cell degradation and improved recovery times from extreme temperature.
- Pantocrine (deer velvet preparation) increased the survival rate of mice exposed to radiation.
- Extracts of deer antler velvet have reduced tumor cell growth
- Enhancement of immune function
- Stimulate red blood cell synthesis in induced anemia in laboratory animals
- Increase neutrophil levels in mice, improving their ability to resist injury and disease.
- Reduce symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Anti-inflammatory effects, reduce swelling in injury, infection, pain, and arthritis.
- Cholesterol reduction
- Circulation improvement
- Reduction of blood clotting