Two Weeks Later: My Deer Antler Spray Review

My Deer Antler Spray Review

Well, I know I’ve been tremendously lagging on updating this site  lately, and for that I apologize. I had every intention of “live” blogging this examination into deer antler velvet spray but unfortunately, life (work mostly) keeps getting in the way. So here’s a recap up until now:

I’ve been taking my AntlerX deer antler supplement exactly like recommended for just over two weeks now.

I hated the taste at first but now it’s no worse than any number of vitamins, extracts and supplements I’ve taken, barely even notice it anymore.

I have NOT grown horns, or felt the urge to randomly smash things with my head when I get upset, or see another Alpha male. I’ll score that one as a plus.

Antler velvet is extracted from the NZ Red Deer

Head butt anyone?

My skin has not taken on the road rash like appearance so commonly experienced with other muscle building “supplements” (wink wink nudge nudge).

To be honest, I haven’t noticed any bad side effects from the deer antler supplement.

AntlerX Deer Antler Spray

This little blue bottle packs a punch!

What about the good, you ask? Does deer antler velvet spray work or is it just hype? Was it worth the money I shelled out?

Well, according to the AntlerX website, it should take about three weeks to notice the effects.

I noticed it within days.

Placebo you say? Possibly, but is a placebo going to throw 20 pounds on my bench (for this current periodization schedule) and 30 pounds on my squat (same)?

And is a placebo going to continually make me feel stronger, thicker and more energetic than before I started taking it? Normally the placebo effect wears off in a couple days as the mind adapts to the situation and the harsh realities of not getting stronger slip through to the subconscious mind.

But this AntlerX deer antler spray, two weeks later and I’m feeling like a beast.

No, not a 4 legged beast, ready to sprout horns and engage in the spring rut, just a big, strong man with tons of energy.

Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to take the rest of my 3 month supply and see how big and strong I can get. No wonder MLB, the NFL and the PGA Tour all banned deer antler velvet. Talk about an unfair advantage.

And for those of you following along with the supplement log, I doubly apologize. I have my daily notes in a journal, just need to find some hours and get them all typed up and uploaded. I’ll do it at some point, although starting to feel redundant: “Day 5, deer antler spray makes me feel awesome”, “Day 6, deer antler velvet is my new secret sauce”, etc…still, I’ll get it up for those of you who are clinically minded and would like to see the ins and outs of my deer antler spray supplement program.

Until next time, lift hard, think big!

I Got My Deer Antler Velvet Spray!!!

YES!!!

After waiting around all morning anxiously watching the clock and pretending to work (Yessir, you’ll have those TPS reportss on your desk in 5 minutes, I promise…), the mail showed up.

And in it, along with a slew of credit card offers (consumer credit bubble anyone?), a couple pizza flyers and a personal property tax bill (thanks Idaho!) was a box addressed to me. From some address in Arizona I didn’t recognize.

Could it be…?

My deer antler spray?

 

AntlerX Deer AntlerSpray

Finally, it's here...it's mine, all mine...mhahahahaha

 

So yeah, if you couldn’t tell, I’m a little excited to finally start testing this stuff. So excited I pulled the safety seal off the first bottle and hammered home five sprays, per the instructions on the bottle, also found at Antlerx.com/faq.html.

So how was it?

Well, my first thought was:

Bill the Cat Ack

Just like this, only I didn't have a hat on

But by the 5th one, it wasn’t so bad. And while it was probably a combination of the placebo effect and my intense stoke related to finally getting my hands on some deer antler velvet, I walked around all afternoon floating on cloud nine.

Tomorrow morning I’ll take another 5, and then follow the recommended doses of 5 deer antler sprays in the morning and 5 antler sprays at night.

If you feel like testing this yourself, jump over to AntlerX.com and buy yourself a couple bottles, would love to have feedback from other parties as well as my own.

Thanks for following along, see you next time!

4th Times The Charm

So after (trying to) ordering up some deer antler extract, both sprays and drops, from three different sources with zero success, I got on the trusty google and tried find another source. The meek may inherit the earth but the persistent will get their exotic supplements. But what about the initial deer antler supplement vendors you ask?

I’m not going to throw the first three companies under the bus, as much as I’d like to, but what a load of bollacks. One rang up my credit card and when I called them to get a tracking number, they were unable  to confirm if they had the deer antler spray in stock, or when it would ship if they didn’t. No thank you, called credit card company, chargeback filed, next.

The next  company in this comedy of errors apparently was outsourcing their customer service to Timbukthree, or some other English language deprived locale. After about twenty minutes on the phone, I was no closer to having any information regarding my order (but my credit card bill clearly showed they taxed it, and hard) but I might have arranged a marriage, if I could come up with two pigs and a javelina as my dowry, either that or I have some excellent third world recipes. Regardless, got my card credited and moving on.

Company three didn’t answer the phone. In fact the number on the site had changed it didn’t even ring. Shady? You bet. Moving vans in the pitch black of midnight even. Fool me twice, etc, etc…got my money back (viva la Visa consumer protection) and now we’re back to the start of this insidious tale.

Most people, having been through the emotional wringer that my three attempted purchases degenerated into, would have just quit right there, feeling fortunate to have survived relatively unscathed. I am not most people.

One, I’m really smart about the internet. I know how it works and I know if you got Big Brother Visa in your pocket, if somebody tries to rip you off, Visa got your back.

And two, twenty plus years of consistently trying to get bigger, faster and stronger has put me down many a path, and when I see a completely legal but banned by major sports leagues (and the Olympic Committee), I know the facts:

This deer antler spray stuff must work, and work well.

And I’m getting some.

So I hit the streets (google) looking for a reliable deer antler extract supplier. Digging deep into the results, I found a couple options that looked OK.

But I learned from the last episode. I’m calling first, paying second.

First site, I might have ordered if I spoke Swahili or whatever language that was. Thanks but no thanks.

And then I found AntlerX.com. Based in the US. Had customer service representatives in the US. Who spoke better english than me (ok, maybe that’s not such a proud accomplishment but if you’d gone through what I’d gone through? Yeah, stoked…). Who have a 90 day money back guarantee. And get this. After I told the nice customer service lady this exact story, she upgraded me to FREE rush shipping. And better yet, she emailed me at tracking number 15 minutes later. And my AntlerX deer antler spray shows up tomorrow!

AntlerX Deer Antler Extract

AntlerX Deer Antler Extract

So excited to actually have sourced this product so I can test it, I’ll take my first dose tomorrow and let you all know what I think of the product. Thanks for reading and hopefully I saved some of you some grief with this post.

Ordered My Deer Antler Velvet Spray

Quick update here, I ordered up deer antler spray from 3 different vendors, I will be testing them each during my workouts and writing up extensive reviews on any and all results I get from the antler velvet supplements.

Haven’t received any of them yet, but two of them have supposedly shipped and will be here next week. Don’t really have much more to say on that at this time, have been working on another post regarding deer velvet supplements in the news, hope to drop that this weekend.

Stay tuned while we get to the bottom of this emerging fitness craze. Is deer antler velvet and IGF-1 actually a viable supplement or will it fall into line with the hundreds of other “get buffed quick” schemes designed to dash your hopes while separating you from your hard earned cash. Time will tell…

Deer Antler Velvet

Deer Antler Velvet? Dog Fur Oil? Moose Tongue Saliva? What?

Right about now, you’re asking yourself “What is this guy talking about? Where is the back button”?

I’m not surprised, but bear with me for a bit, if you’re interested in looking and feeling better, while shaving off years of hard living, deer antler velvet spray just might change your life.

First, what is it? As strange as it sounds, it’s exactly that: the velvet (soft fuzzy stuff) that grows on the antlers of deer. Ever wonder how deer drop their racks (antlers) every year and regrow them so fast? It’s the velvet. Or more specifically, it’s what is in the velvet.

The velvet of a few select species of deer is an amazingly strong IGF-1 enhancer. What is IGF-1 and why do I care that antler velvet stimulates it’s production?

Wikipedia defines it as:

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) also known as somatomedin C is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IGF1 gene. IGF-1 has also been referred to as a “sulfation factor” and its effects were termed “nonsuppressible insulin-like activity” (NSILA) in the 1970s.

IGF-1 is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin. It plays an important role in childhood growth and continues to have anabolic effects in adults. A synthetic analog of IGF-1, mecasermin is used for the treatment of growth failure.

I know, I know…wikipedia is some confusing shit sometimes. But I bolded the parts that matter to you and me.

“nonsuppressible insulin-like activity”

It plays an important role in childhood growth and continues to have anabolic effects in adults.

Continues to have anabolic effects in adults. Stimulates an non suppressible insulin like response. Got your attention yet? It sure grabbed mine!

The hype on deer antler velvet is all over the internet right now and naturally, that made me suspicious, no lack of snake oil salesmen running around these pipes. But what made me double take, what made me think there might be more to it than typical supplement hucksterism is this:

Major League Baseball has banned deer antler velvet supplements.

The National Football league has banned deer antler velvet supplements.

The Olympic Committee has banned deer velvet sprays and extracts.

Why? Because it gives their athletes an unfair advantage. A remarkably unfair advantage.

But…as of right now…

It’s still legal to purchase deer velvet supplements.

Think about that for a minute…

You, Joe Blow Mr. Average American, can safely and legally get your hands on the supplement so powerful that the NFL, Major League Baseball and the Olympics doesn’t want their athletes using because it unlevels the playing field…creates a culture of the haves and the have nots…

Which one are you going to be?

We’ll be updating this blog as we dive further into exploring the mystery surrounding this deer antler supplement situation, stay tuned..