Building on 2000 years of traditional oriental medicine, New Zealand deer velvet antler is emerging as a modern natural health product with many applications. Scientific research is proving what oriental medicine doctors have long known – deer velvet antler is good for you!
In clinical studies, New Zealand scientists at AgReasearch Invermay, near Dunedin, have shown that velvet can stimulate the body's immune system. Research showed that treating human white blood cells with extracts of New Zealand velvet stimulated the immune system, as measured by increased production of white blood cells. This response – immunopotentiation in scientific terms – is the body's defence mechanism. Increased numbers of white blood cells are produced to fight “intruder” bugs.
Traditionally, velvet is used in Asia as a nourishing tonic – especially before winter – to prevent illness. It is an essential part of the “promoting wellness” rather than “curing illness” philosophy, on which oriental medicine is based. There is extensive anecdotal evidence of deer velvet antlers effectiveness , but now New Zealand is generating some rational scientific evidence to verify those claims. That is seen as an important step for New Zealand deer velvet antler in the international natural health markets, both for humans and pets.
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