December 5, 2003--Brattleboro, Vermont-- Nutragenesis, the Advanced Nutraceutical Company, introduces a new bulk specialty ingredient called Imperial Velvet® to the dietary supplement category. Nutragenesis is the world’s largest provider of Imperial Velvet®, a premium Velvet Antler supernutrient from New Zealand Red Deer. Velvet Antler contains a remarkably extensive and comprehensive profile of important nutrients, including Native Type II Collagen, Insulin-like growth factors (IGF’s), Essential Fatty Acids, Chondroitin Sulfate, amino acids, minerals, trace minerals and other proteins.
Health benefits of Velvet Antler have been reported through history by traditional healers and contemporary medical practitioners alike. These benefits are said to include immune support, enhanced athletic and sexual performance, joint support, circulatory function, recovery function and more.
Imperial Velvet® is a renewable resource collected from farm raised red deer which naturally grow and shed a set of antler each year. Each spring, breeders use humane and hygienic methods to harvest the velvet with no harm done to the domesticated animals, which are raised on free-range farms.
New Zealand Imperial Velvet® is available as a freeze dried powder that is sold by dietary supplement marketers in tablets or capsules as stand-alone supplements or as a nutritional complement in numerous condition-specific formulations.