Deer Velvet in NZ...
New Zealand Deer Velvet, is a protein, mineral and lipid rich combination, which has been shown to be some of the best in the world, with regard to quality and the level of its vital, naturally occuring nutrients.
What nutrients are in New Zealand Deer Velvet?
Typically a whole stick of New Zealand deer velvet (that is the entire piece of deer velvet grown by the deer) would contain:
Active ingredients are found in the protein and lipid (fat) components. These include growth factors, phospholipids and glycolipids.
Does the nutrient level vary in Deer Velvet?
Yes, it can vary dramatically. This depends on a number of things, but particularly due to the age of the velvet and what part of the antler it comes from. Typically, they call the tip, the wax piece. It has the texture and colour of honey and is the most expensive section. The upper part is called the blood piece, the next section down is called feng pian, which refers to its honeycomb appearance, and the base is the bone section. It is in the lipid, or fat, that the valuable active ingredients of velvet are found, and higher lipid content signifies a correspondingly higher potency.
New Zealand Deer Velvet and Protein
Tests show that velvet antler contains all eight essential amino acids. It is composed primarily of protein, with collagen as the major protein consisting of glycine, alanine, proline and hydroxyproline. Amino acids found in other velvet proteins include: tryptophan, lysine, threonine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, histidine, arginine, spartic acid, serine, glutamic acid, cysteine, methionine, and tyrosine.
Information sourced from Pure Vitality Deer Products.