Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate. The effectiveness ratings for DEER VELVET are as follows:
Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for…
- Athletic performance. Early research shows that taking deer velvet extract or powder does not improve strength in active males. However, it might improve endurance by a small amount.
- Sexual desire. Early research shows that taking deer velvet powder does not improve sexual function or desire in men.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Immune system function.
- Muscle aches and pains.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness for these uses.
Side Effects Of Deer Velvet
Deer velvet is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks. It is not known what possible side effects it might have.
Warnings & Precautions
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking deer velvet if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Deer velvet might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use.
Dosage Of Deer Velvet
The appropriate dose depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.