Planetary Herbals - Antler Velvet Full Spectrum 250 mg. - 60 Tablets
Planetary Herbals Antler Velvet Full Spectrum 250 mg. is carefully harvested in accordance with the National Velvet Standards Body in New Zealand. For more than 2,000 years, traditional Chinese herbalists have valued antler velvet - the early growth stage of deer antler, which regenerates naturally every year. This restorative tonic was traditionally renowned for its ability to promote balance, strength, and an overall feeling of well-being. Now Planetary Herbals offers your Full Spectrum Antler Velvet, a combination of velvet from New Zealand elk and deer. Full Spectrum Antler Velvet is harvested humanely in accordance with the standards of national animal welfare and veterinary associations.
Traditional Asian Tonic
Unlike the horns of cattle or sheep, which grow throughout the life of the animal, the antlers of deer and elk are grown new every spring and then cast off. For thousands of years, traditional Asian herbalists have harvested antler growth in the early stage, before it hardens into bone.
Antler velvet, as this naturally regenerated, early-stage growth is known, has been prized in traditional Chinese herbalism, as well as in countries including Korea, Russia, and Japan. Used predominately as a vitalizing tonic, its traditional uses have also included reducing the negative effects of stress, improving mental function and improving circulation.
Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Antler Velvet utilizes deer and elk velvet from New Zealand. The velvet is specially harvested by a veterinarian or a trained and certified farmer, and then frozen within three hours of removal until ready to be processed into tablets. Full Spectrum Antler Velvet is harvested approximately eight weeks after the antlers begin their growth cycle - the time when velvet contains the greatest amount of nutrients to support rapid growth. Antler Removal is regulated under a code developed by the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee of New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture, in conjunction with specialist veterinarians, animal welfare organizations and animal behavior specialists. The National Velveting Standards Body audits animal welfare standards and ensure that analgesic removal methods are used to that the process is not painful to the animals. Most important, harvesting antler velvet preserves the herds, in contrast to the common practice of killing the animals for meat, hides or trophies.
Rich in Nutrients
At the time of harvesting, antler velvet is rich in nutrients. These include: the minerals calcium, nitrogen, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium and potassium, and the trace minerals iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. In addition, antler velvet supplies growth factor 1, phospholipids, glycolipids, collagen and small amounts of glycosaminoglycans and glycoproteins, all of which support the skeletal system.
Combining Tradition and Modern Science
Like the rest of the Planetary Herbals product line, Full Spectrum Antler Velvet combines the wisdom of traditional herbalism with the advances of modern technology. The result: supplements you can count on to deliver the benefits you are seeking from an herbal product.
Does Planetary Herbals have vegetarian products and if so which ones are they?
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Where do the ingredients for Planetary Herbals products come from?
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I am currently taking one of Planetary Herbals' dietary supplements. Can this item be mixed with other supplements?
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Is it safe for me to take Planetary Herbals dietary supplements if I have a specific medical problem?
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About Planetary Herbals
Planetary Herbals have been developed by expert herbalists, focusing predominantly on the thousands of years of experience of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism, the hundreds of years of experience of Western herbal practitioners, and the more than 30 years of clinical experience of professional herbalists such as Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra, Jill Stansbury, and Alan Tillotson.
Planetary Herbals offers the best of classic herbal traditions, integrating herbal formulas used continuously for literally hundreds of thousands of years, with the latest finding of clinical pharmacological research.
The Planetary Herbals philosophy encompasses much more than herbal magic bullets. Each product is designed to promote health, not just make people feel better. Planetary Herbals' Full Spectrum singles are designed to provide the best in single ingredient products; each formula is skillfully blended according to traditional and modern principles. Integral to this philosophy is attention to detail regarding quality of raw materials, individual responsibility for self-healing, environmental awareness, and education.
Planetary Herbals' Vision
The majority of the world's population has relied upon plants for health and healing since the beginning of time. Planetary Herbals recognizes this and is committed to ensuring that their time-tested herbal traditions continue to evolve, grow, and flourish.
Planetary Herbals' Mission
To integrate traditional herbal wisdom, modern pharmacological science, and human clinical experience into each botanical product, in order to provide consumers and health professionals with reliable, expertly crafted, high quality herbal supplements.