To some, this is one of those supplements can be classified as “bizarre”. It has been linked to various benefits including muscle building, sports performance, anti-aging and sexual performance. Demand for it is so high that it may be hard to find. Before going into where to buy deer antler spray, let’s first quickly take a look at what this is and why it is in such high demand.
So, What Is Deer Antler Spray?
Deer antler spray is also known as deer antler velvet or IGF-1. As the name suggests, it is derived from deer antlers. The supplement contains insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), hence its other name. What about the “velvet” in its yet other name?
Well, it is made from adolescent deer antlers at the stage when they have not yet hardened and are covered with soft fuzz (sometimes referred to as velvet). Deer antler supplements are only second to ginseng in popularity in the Asian market, particularly in China.
Whether the supplement actually works is subject for another post that you can read by clicking here (opens in a new page/tab).
Why Is It So Popular?
Though extremely popular in Asia, deer antler supplements had been virtually unknown in the US. Then their popularity exploded, virtually overnight. Today, a number of professional athletes, college athletes, bodybuilders and others are reportedly using them to enhance muscle, strength and performance. What happened?
Well, it is something to do with the stars, but not the horoscope.
You see, one sports star admitted to taking it to enhance performance. Another denied taking it to help heal an injury.
Professional golf player, Vijay Singh, reportedly stated that he used the spray to enhance performance and muscle. But it is football player Ray Lewis (now retired) who, apparently inadvertently, helped send sales of IGF-1 supplements into stratosphere. Ironically, he did this by actually denying ever taking the supplements.
After Lewis vehemently denied taking the supplement to help heal a triceps injury, a hitherto virtually unknown product started flying of the health store shelves. Forget that it is banned by a number of major sporting bodies, people wanted it yesterday.
Neither athlete tested positive for the supplement, possibly because does not show in urine tests.
So, Where Can You Buy Deer Antler Spray?
It’s easy to order deer antler supplements online. Internet retailers often offer lower prices than health food stores because they have fewer expenses. No prescription is needed to buy deer antler spray online, and you won’t have to put up with any weird looks or lame deer jokes.
There is no guarantee that the supplement will be available anywhere, at least until initial excitement is has settled down. Here are two suggestions:
- The first natural place to check would be the biggest online retail store in the world, you guessed it,
Amazon. The advantage of shopping at Amazon, besides the obvious reputation, is that you can also buy from other private resellers.
- Next would be one of the largest, if not the largest, online nutritional supplements store in the US, bodybuilding.com. You will also find some very high quality articles and videos on bodybuilding and sports supplements here, as well as a forum.
Related Video: Ray Lewis Denies Using Deer Antler Velvet
Here’s a video of professional football player Ray Lewis denying using IGF-1:
Now, though deer antler supplements are legally sold in the US and many other countries, it is important to know that its use is banned by sporting bodies as it is considered a growth hormone or prohormone. If you intend to compete you may want to steer clear of these supplements.
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