Twenty-one million Americans suffer from arthritis, accounting for 7 million doctor visits each year. Arthritis and related conditions affect one in every six people. Yet traditional medicine has failed to find a treatment that is safe and effective for everyone. A leading cardiologist recently reported that two “breakthrough anti-arthritis drugs” could pose a small additional risk of heart attack and stroke. Most of the available medications taken for arthritis are intended to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Some of them work by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which trigger inflammation but also control the secretion of gastric juices and the mucus in the stomach lining. Prolonged use of these drugs can lead to ulcers and life-threatening gastric bleeding.
Amazingly enough, many Americans are finding relief in a natural product that has been safely used in health care for thousands of years. Velvet Antler dietary supplements are believed to work by repairing damage to cartilage, as well as by reducing inflammation. Pain is reduced because the cartilage regains some of its lost resiliency. Unlike the remedies of modern medicine, the natural antler velvet does not just mask damage by dulling pain; it actually improves the health of the joints! And it not only works without dangerous side effects, its synergistic combination of nutrients often surprises patients with side benefits of increased vitality and a renewed sense of well-being.
According to research at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta, velvet antlers contain collagen as a major protein and are rich in glycosaminoglycans. Chondroitin sulfate is the major glycosaminoglycan in antler.
Velvet Antler dietary supplements contain nearly 40 key compounds, including: – Collagen, a major structural protein that binds joints together and serves as a main component of articular cartilage – Chondroitin sulfate, a carbohydrate that attracts fluid into proteoglycan molecules and protects cartilage from destructive enzymes – Glucosamine sulfate, the building block of cartilage and a reported anti-inflammatory easily absorbed by the body – Selenium, which reduces infections and protects blood cells, the heart, liver and lungs – Potassium, for nerves and muscles – Bone morphogenetic protein, which speeds bone growth – Growth factors, which aid in cartilage cell development and promote the absorption of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate
(Source: American Elk Products Board)