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Deer velvet provides our body with a high amount of protein and over 14 important amino acids that are uniquely related to muscle growth, strength and repair.

BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine and valine)
They are valuable building blocks for muscle tissue growth, protection and repair. They are essential amino acids that cannot be synthesised by our body and must be obtained in food.

  • It improves blood flow by releasing nitrogen in the endothelial cells of the arteries, as this causes the blood vessels to widen and enables a better cardiac output.
  • It encourages the release of the growth hormones prolactin and glucagon, that increase muscle building and inhibits uncontrolled accumulation of fat.
  • It participates in the biosynthesis of creatine, leading to an improved burning of fats and proteins in food and an increase of the energy turnover of the body.

Deer velvet also contains 20 growth factors (including IGF-I , IGF-II). IGF-1 is the most important of the 4 growth factors in the human body. It stimulates new cell growth and cell regeneration in the body and is responsible for increasing lean muscle mass, decreasing body fat and improved healing and recovery times. Athletes can surely benefit from shorter workout recovery times.

Non-athletes can also benefit from the effects of IGF because our body’s growth hormone production declines as we age. IGF-1 helps prevent and in some cases even reverse signs of aging. Age related degeneration of muscles, skin tissue, and bones are positively affected by IGF-1. Faster healing and recovery from injuries and strains are also linked to IGF-1 and its regenerative effects, as are increases in strength and energy in weight training and cardiovascular training.


During physical activities, from extreme sports to walking a dog, we utilise the energy from burning muscle glycogen and fatty acids. The generation this energy produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) which causes cell damage by peroxidation of the cell membrane components and oxidation of DNA and proteins. The result is inflammation that leads to muscle tiredness and soreness. Antioxidants are required to protect us from muscle damage.

Astaxanthin the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance in nature.
  • Boosts muscle power output and endurance.
  • Reduces lactic acid, fatigue, and post-exercise muscle soreness.
  • Reduces muscle damage and inflammation.
  • Improves blood flow and antioxidant status.
  • Enhances fat metabolism during exercise.
  • Reduces peroxidation damage in the muscles.
  • Reduces the secretion of 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal modified-protein in muscle cells.
  • Promotes capillary integrity in atrophied muscles.
  • Increases fat metabolism by improving mitochondrial function.

Athletes and non-athletes alike can benefit from these benefits, becoming healthier and energized.

Deer velvet for athletic strength and sports stamina Benefits of Astareal astaxanthin for athletic strength and sporting stamina


Muscle protection and building benefits of Astaxanthin and Deer velvetThere are 650 skeletal muscles in the human body.

When resting after exercise, your body repairs or replaces damaged muscle fibers through a cellular process that fuses muscle fibers together to form new muscle protein strands or myofibrils. These repaired myofibrils increase in thickness and number to create muscle hypertrophy (growth).

  • The IGF regulates the amount of muscle mass growth by enhancing protein synthesis, facilitating glucose uptake, repartitioning the uptake of amino acids (the building blocks of protein) into skeletal muscles.
  • Testosterone is the main hormone that helps increase protein synthesis, inhibit protein breakdown, activates satellite cells and stimulate other anabolic hormones. Testosterone also stimulates growth hormone responses by increasing the presence of neurotransmitters at the damaged fiber site, which can help to activate tissue growth.

Muscle growth occurs whenever the rate of muscle protein synthesis is greater than the rate of muscle protein breakdown. Therefore everyone, especially athletes, must supply sufficient protein and amino acids to our bodies constantly.


Athletes with muscle fatique can benefit from Deer velvet plus astaxanthin health supplement capsulesMuscle power is highly essential to stamina and strength required in physical activities. It is most important to athletes’.

Muscle fatigue is the decline in ability of a muscle to generate force. It can be a result of vigorous exercise and caused by barriers to the different stages of muscle contraction. There are 2 main causes of muscle fatigue.

  • neural fatigue: Nerves are responsible for controlling the contraction of muscles, determining the number, sequence and force of muscular contraction. Neural fatigue is caused by limitations of a nerve’s ability to generate a sustained signal. To overcome such limitations, the only solution is through persistent physical training/exercise.
  • metabolic fatigue: It refers to the reduction in contractile force due to the effects of (1) a shortage of fuel (substrates) within the muscle fiber and (2) the accumulation of substances (metabolites) within the muscle fiber, which interfere either with the release of calcium (Ca2+) or with the ability of calcium to stimulate muscle contraction.

NutritiveZ™ Lifeforce DVA + AX can support the combat of metabolic fatigue.