Mountain Red deer velvet FAQs

Despite the health benefits of deer velvet being understood and respected in Asian cultures for over 2000 years, there are still many questions that arise for people who discover it for the first time.

What is deer velvet?

Male deer grow antlers every year. While they are regrowing, the developing antlers are covered in a soft skin with short furry hair, which resembles velvet in texture and hence the term ‘velvet antler’. This process of annual regeneration is unique to deer.

Does removing the deer velvet harm the deer?

Absolutely not. The removal of the velvet is a very humane process. In New Zealand, velvet can only be removed by veterinarians or specifically trained and certified farmers harvesting under the strict control of the New Zealand Government’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and mandated by New Zealand law.

How do I purchase Mountain Red deer velvet?

Go to Mountain Red Deer Velvet and add a the quantity you would like to your cart.

How much velvet is in each bottle?

Each bottle contains 60 capsules of 100% pure New Zealand deer velvet in a convenient once daily 500mg capsule. Mountain Red products are free from gluten, lactose, sugar, starch, wheat, yeast, any artificial fillers, additives or preservatives.

What type of person should consider taking Mountain Red deer velvet?

Mountain Red deer velvet is suitable for you if you are seeking a New Zealand product to:

  • Support good joint care and healthy mobility
  • Support healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular health
  • Help maintain a healthy cholesterol balance
  • Maintain the body’s general well being
  • Strengthen the body’s natural immune system in order to support against seasonal ills
  • Improve the body’s strength, stamina and athletic performance
  • Help reduce the effects of ageing
  • Provide a natural source of proteins, amino acids, minerals, glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Omega -3
  • Assist recovery from injury

Is deer velvet safe? What about people taking prescription medicines?

Pure deer velvet has been widely used for over 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine and is widely used to this day in China, Korea, Japan, and Russia. Whilst there are no reported interactions with prescription medications, as is common with all dietary supplements, it is recommended that anyone taking prescription medication or who may suffer from an acute or chronic health condition should consult with their health care professional before using this product if they are at all concerned.

What about research on the health benefits of deer velvet?

Deer velvet has been and is still currently being researched all over the world and the New Zealand Deer Industry has funded a research programme into deer velvet since the 1980’s. Recent research conducted in New Zealand has shown the positive effects of deer velvet:

  • In supporting immune system health
  • In supporting joint mobility
  • In improving athletic performance
  • In promoting growth

What makes Mountain Red deer velvet different from other products?

There are many products containing deer velvet on the market. Some include additives or other ingredients that may or may not have health benefits. An increasing body of scientific evidence has shown that for deer velvet to be of benefit 500mg is the minimum recommended daily dose. For this reason Mountain Red deer velvet comes in a convenient 500mg capsule for easy daily dosing.
Mountain Red deer velvet is manufactured using the highest quality of deer velvet and guarantees traceability of its product back to individual farms. Only Quality Assured farms acting in accordance with current New Zealand Velveting legislation standards, supply product for Mountain Red. This ensures that humane animal welfare standards are adhered to and the supply of premium, 100 % natural, sustainably harvested Xylazine free New Zealand deer velvet Mountain Red product. Mountain Red deer velvet is 100% pure New Zealand Red deer velvet and is manufactured under GMP, and NZ Primary Industries certification.