Our products are 100% USA Antler Velvet formulas! Our Antler Velvet comes from a free-range heard on a ranch in Idaho and is manufactured here in the USA! Most Deer Antler Velvet comes from Asia and Europe with little quality control. We guarantee the quality of our product or your money back!
Aspen IGF-1 Extreme contains 10.5mg of Antler Velvet per serving, our Max formula contains 5mg of Antler Velvet. Our formulas are made from the top 1/3 of the velvet which contains the strongest concentration of growth factors. We concentrate the velvet to 43X, which is 43lbs of Antler Velvet to create one pound of our product! This is an optimal concentration, as higher concentrations may actually degrade the growth factors due to over processing.
We use an all-natural alcohol preservative which provides for a faster and more efficient uptake of the growth factors. Chemical preservatives can actually degrade the growth factors.
We have added a couple of complimentary herbal ingredients to enhance the efficacy of our formula and have a unique product unlike any other on the market! We have added D-Ribose and Tart Cherry Concentrate. These ingredients are known for providing an energy boost via fat burning at the cellular level and supporting increased endurance., making our formulas the best on the market to support enhanced energy, fat burning, muscle building & recovery. This is also the perfect anti-aging supplement providing overall healing & wellness.
More about D-Ribose (not to be too technical) …
Ribose is a natural 5 carbon sugar that is necessary for all energy production in the mammalian body. It offers several benefits including that of increasing AMPK (activated protein kinase) levels in the liver (60%), heart (30%) and skeletal muscles (100%). Increased AMPK in the skeletal muscles increases the usage of fat for energy, consequently reducing fat levels in the body. This is especially true of visceral fat. Visceral fat is a key contributor to inflammation and blood sugar imbalances. AMPK is involved in reducing fat storage, regulating glucose uptake, creating new mitochondria, and eliminating cellular garbage that accumulates inside aging cells..
Ribose promotes enhanced Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator (PGC)-1alpha activity and is a member of a family of transcription coactivators that plays a central role in the regulation of cellular energy metabolism. It is strongly induced by cold exposure, linking this environmental stimulus to adaptive thermogenesis. It is highly likely that PGC-1alpha is intimately involved in disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiomyopathy.
PGC1A was originally described as a coactivator of PPARγ that modulated expression of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) and thermogenesis in brown fat. It has also been shown to control mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative metabolism in many cell types. PGC1α is induced in muscle by exercise and stimulates many of the best-known beneficial effects of exercise in muscle:
Animal studies have shown that supplementation with low dose Ribose increased activity of PGC 1A in skeletal muscle by 30% without exercise, and by 260% with exercise.
“AMPK Activation after Oral Treatment with Ribose in Exercising Mice” Vedic Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. 118, Morya House, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra India.
Adv Physiol Educ. 2006 Dec;30(4):145-51. doi: 10.1152/advan.00052.2006. PGC-1alpha: a key regulator of energy metabolism Huiyun Liang 1, Walter F Ward
More about Tart Cherry Concentrate…
The deliciously tart concentrate has several potential health benefits, and many researchers are conducting studies to uncover even more gains in the field of cardiovascular health and even cancer. Here are seven distinct uses that may sway you to start a tart cherry regiment.
1) Packs a Nutritious Punch
First and foremost, tart cherries are packed with a ton of vitamins and nutrients in just one serving. It contains a significant amount of Vitamin A and C as well as some manganese, potassium, copper, zinc and some vitamin K. One serving also includes 56 mg of flavonoids, including anthocyanins, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Antioxidants help slow down damage to your cells and reduce inflammation. Too much inflammation in the body can lead to diseases like cancer and heart disease.
2) Treats Sore Muscles
Fitness aficionados — and athletes in particular — began to pay more attention to cherry juice when researchers began examining its effects on recovery.
People started to notice cherry juice when it came to reducing muscle soreness. Numerous studies, including this 2010 item from the International Journal of Sports Nutrition, looks at cherry juice for pain reduction after long-distance running. The results suggested that, compared to the placebo group, there was a reduction in soreness after drinking tart cherry juice for seven days.
Overall, tart cherry juice intake in the days leading up to and immediately following intense physical exercise may reduce the loss of muscle strength and soreness. It may also speed up recovery. There are a lot of studies that have looked at the markers of muscle damage and how tart cherry juice can improve certain biomarkers of muscle damage after exercise. While reduction of muscle soreness and inflammation has been linked to the juice, individuals’ antioxidant capacity improves, reducing oxidative damage post-workout.
3) Increases Exercise Endurance
Tart cherry can help with strength and soreness, and it may also help optimize overall endurance for athletes over time. According to a 2020 meta-analysis, considering ten studies in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, tart cherry concentrate may enhance endurance exercise performance because of its low-glycemic index, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative capacity, and blood-flow enhancing effects. This validates that inflammation can be neutralized by tart cherry juice, allowing for less soreness and a quicker recovery.
4) Enhances Sleep
Tossing and turning all night? Tart cherry is being studied as a viable solution to improve your sleep quality over time. Tart cherries are one of the foods high in melatonin, a hormone that is naturally produced in our body that helps regulate our internal circadian clocks, which is found in some foods. Many people take OTC Melatonin pills to help with sleep.
In a randomized controlled study published in the Journal of European Nutrition in 2011, data suggested that the consumption of a tart cherry concentrate provides an increase in exogenous melatonin that is beneficial in improving sleep duration and quality in healthy men and women and might be of benefit in managing disturbed sleep.
Tart Cherry seems to help increase levels of tryptophan in the body by helping support the production of melatonin. The tryptophan could help you sleep longer, especially when ingested consistently. With sleep troubles on the rise, tart cherry juice may be a great natural alternative to sleep supplements.
5) Fights Inflammation
It’s advice you’ve likely heard a million times, but chronic inflammation can exacerbate countless chronic conditions — and anything that can protect us against it is good. It’s why there are so many diets focused on anti-inflammatory foods.
The anthocyanins, which are compounds found naturally in the fruit, have anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial for those with chronic pain or inflammatory conditions. Anti-inflammatory compounds like anthocyanins can protect our cells against damage, which otherwise can lead to issues like heart disease and poor cardiovascular health.
6) Targets Gout and Other Forms of Arthritis
There is also some research that shows tart cherry might help with gout, a form of painful arthritis that often impacts the big toe. This 2019 study showed promise in reducing flare-ups and there are more current studies in progress. The thought is that tart cherries have an impact on reducing levels of uric acid.
Some preliminary studies show that tart cherry helps slightly lower pain and stiffness in those with arthritis after consuming consistently. Most of the studies have been done around osteoarthritis, where the cartilage of the joint lining thins, and more research is needed to confirm how beneficial exposure may be.
7) Decreases High Blood Pressure
A small study done by Northumbria University in New Castle on hypertensive men saw promising results with reduction in high blood pressure, a change effected by drinking Montmorency cherry juice concentrate that was equivalent to that of taking medication. Another study, from the journal Food & Function that conscripted both men and women in its methods, showed a reduction in systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. Although these studies weren’t as large as some of the others, they showed results promising enough to signal the need for continued studies.
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