Velvet Deer Antler does not refer to the velvety “skin” on growing antlers, but rather the whole cartilaginous antler in a pre-calcified stage. Typically the antler is cut off near the base after it is about two-thirds of its potential full size, and before any significant calcification occurs
The antler is dried and used in ancient medicine for a health remedy and health maintenance purposes. Ancient Chinces Herbalists used Deer Antler as an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, immune stimulant, and pro-growth agent.
Deer Antler is harvested humanely from the very tip of the deer antler. This tip contains the most potent substances and typically grows back in just a few weeks, leaving the living antler just as it was before.
Because only the tip is harvested and Deer Antler is made of living tissue, there is no need to kill, harm or even cage the animal.