Deer Antler Drops
Deer Antler is considered to be one of the "big three" ultimate herbs 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. Deer Antler is a Yang Jing herb, but it also tonifies Yin Jing, Qi, Blood and Shen. The deer are NOT killed to harvest their antlers. They are humanely collected in the early summer from male deer. The deer then grow new antler. Dragon Herbs deer antler are farmed in New Zealand, where there has been no incidence of any of the diseases that may be of concern to humans, and are certified by the New Zealand and Australian governments to be safe.
Like all yang herbs, Deer Antler is used to strengthen the back, knees and waist, but deer antler is considered to be the most powerful such agent and is usually the main herb in any formula in which it is included. Deer Antler is used by athletes around the world to improve muscular strength, and to help increase muscle mass. Deer Antler extract is rich in IgF-1, a vital substance closely related to human growth hormone that regulates metabolism, hormone functions and plays a role in retaining youthful bodily functions. It is used to strengthen the skeletal structure in both adults and children. It is also widely used to improve mental power. Deer antler has also been demonstrated to improve cardiovascular function and to strengthen the nervous system. Deer Antler extract is rich in hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced in the human body that maintains elasticity of the skin and connective tissue. Deer Antler is rich in mucopolysaccharides that promote the regeneration of 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 widely believed in Asia to possess powerful anti-aging benefits.
Dragon Herbs Deer Antler is a unique product in the U.S. market. It is the only product made entirely from deer antler tips. Deer Antler grows from its tips. As it grows, the soft antler hardens, while the tip remains soft and bio-chemically rich. It has been estimated that 90% of the active constituents of the entire antler is contained in just the last inch of the antler, known as the "tip." Deer Antler tips are more expensive than the lower parts of the antler; however, since it contains most of the active constituents of the entire antler, it is in fact a fabulous value. Again, Dragon herbs only uses tips (the soft last inch of the deer antler to make its Deer Antler products, including Deer Antler Drops). We never use the "middles" or "bottoms" since these parts are dry and lack the chemical components that make Deer Antler active in humans.
Various segments of young deer antler of the two species described are used. Most deer are not killed in order to obtain their antler. In fact, since the deer are so valuable and since deer antler is essentially a renewable "crop," deer are highly protected in all Asian countries. They thrive under the conditions established. The antler is cut off the live deer when the antler has developed either two or three branches, yet remains soft and covered by "velvet," usually in the month of June in China and in January in New Zealand, another major source of high quality deer antler.
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 two inches of each branch of the antler, is called the tip. The segment from that beginning of the tip to the fork(s) 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.
Primary Functions: To tonify the Kidney Qi and fortify Yang. Also tonic to Yin Jing and Blood, and strengthening to the sinews and bones. Benefits the heart and mind.
Treasures: Jing (Yin and Yang), Qi (especially Blood) and Shen
Organ Associations: Liver and Kidneys. Also tonifies the Heart and Brain, and the Governing, Conception, Penetrating and Belt Channels of the Extraordinary Channels system.
Traditional Function: Reinforcing Kidney Yang, tonifies Yin Jing, tonifies blood
Who can use it? Those who wish to increase primal Yang energy
Specifications: 2 Fl. Oz.
Ingredients: Deer Antler tips
Other Ingredients: Water and alcohol
Usage: 3-12 droppers per day or as directed by your health care practitioner
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism," summed up in a single word -- Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work."
- Deer antler tips.
- Other ingredients
- Water, alcohol.
- Suggested Use
- 3-12 droppers per day as desired or as directed by your health care practitioner.
- Quantity & type
- 2 fl oz.
- Dragon Herbs
- 2 fl oz