One dropper equals approx. 500 mg Deer Antler Velvet with 60 droppers in a bottle.
Being based upon the numerous studies concerning hydroalcoholic (alcohol and water) extracts that conclude "statistical relevance" for the desired effects and results of New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet, the following dosages are recommended:
1 dropper per day + 1 dropper per 50lbs bodyweight.
Therefore a 150lb.-175lb. person should consume about 4 droppers a day.
Caution: Although these above dosages are guidelines one should begin by taking Antler Velvet slowly with one dropper per day to ensure no reactions. Be aware that a good amount of Tonic Tinctures customers find results with less than the recommended dosage.
For the average consumer your first bottle will last 3-4 weeks, every bottle thereafter will last 2-3 weeks.
Because of the potency of this extract 1 bottle per week would be only recommended for manual laborers and competitive athletes or those who weight train heavy daily.
Considerations for Consumption
As this is a tonic supplement - avoid consumption when sick or ill.
Shake gently and thoroughly before every use.
You may add this extract to any cool to warm beverage such as water, milk, smoothies and shakes.
Do not add to hot liquids or heat extract over 120*F
If your extract should solidify and/or crystallize please warm a bottle to no greater than 120F* and gently shake.
For best results take sublingually – place dropper(s) of deer antler velvet under tongue and hold for 15-45 sec and then swallow the rest of the unabsorbed extract. One dropper is one press of the rubber bulb which will fill an empty dropper tube to just above half way. This is 30 individual drops which is also 1 ml. The extractable components cross into the bloodstream within the mouth quite easily because of the alcohol present in the extract. The mouth is very close to the lower brain stem and endocrine glands where many of the important components can bypass digestion and directly enter the blood stream and have profound effects on the nervous, muscular, metabolic and endocrine systems.
Once a bottle is opened it expires in 30 days, although an unopened bottle will last 2 years from manufacture (check your labeling). This is due to the highly volatile nature of many important key constituents and their rapid degradation when in contact with air. Keep lid tightly closed and away from light. Refrigeration of unused bottles may maintain potency, but dark cool storage will suffice. If your antler velvet extract solidifies or separates simply warm a bottle to body heat temp all the way through and shake gently. You may use a pocket or hand. You may need to repeat this procedure.
This tincture is blended so that it can be taken every day over a course of time. It may take a loading period of adjustment to get the full benefits of Antler Velvet. Start with a minimum dose of one dropper two to three times a day and increase every three to five days, if necessary, by another dropper. The faster one’s metabolism the more deer velvet one may be able to take, but start with small dosages before physical activity and in the morning to recognize the desired effects.
Due to the nature of the various growth factors (GFs) and their capabilities in stimulating cellular growth we believe strongly that moderate consistent doses (3-6 droppers per day for a 175lb person) over an extended course of time are the best way to derive the most benefit. A maximum dose can range from 4-10 droppers divided into 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 doses a day. It is completely possible to take too much or too little - there is a best dosage that will work for you. Activity levels increase the amount of the dosage - intense or extended exercise makes the effects more pronounced.
One is considered to have followed a course of New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet if they have done so for 14-90 days. The longer you take New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet consistently the more profound the effects.
You may cycle your antler velvet supplementation for better results and ease of use. Although many of the actions of New Zealand Deer Antler are due to consistent daily/weekly/monthly/yearly use, one can insert breaks of two days a week or 1 week per bottle or 3 months on and then 1 month off.
Be aware that nutrition is very important for the activation of the numerous desired effects of New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet. A natural Vitamin A&D/EFA supplement such as Cod Liver Oil is highly recommended to be taken in conjunction with Antler Velvet. Velvet’s potency is also increased when one includes iodine, iron, b12, regular amounts of exercise, and nutritious food in their diet. Be sure to eat enough complete proteins.
NOTE: Dietary restriction of food will nullify many of the desired effects and results of this tonic.