While science probes ever deeper into the secrets of velvet antler seeking the bioactive components that yield its unique potency, a growing number of Westerners are hearing about this ancient remedy and trying it for themselves.
Some, like Shelly Thomsen, who suffered from the painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, have had their health and their lives dramatically changed after trying velvet antler. Shelly and her husband Clint, a deer farming couple from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, learned the process of drying and crushing velvet in their kitchen at home, and began their own company, Gevir Products.
Shelly says, “I began taking deer velvet and vitamin B when I was first diagnosed (with MS)… The next four years were attack free, something the neurologist found unusual. But over the next 4 years I gave up the velvet, vitamin B and rest and increased my workload again. I slowly had more and more attacks, of increasing severity each time, till my final one in 1990.”
Now, after taking velvet daily she has not had a single attack and leads a very busy life with her business and two teenage children as well as playing squash, aerobics and jogging. She says, “1997-98 has been very good for me. I have no major reoccurring symptoms of my M.S. Just a few hot spots on my leg when getting too tired, which soon goes with rest.”http://www.manukanatural.com/arthritis-supplements/