Nicholas Hahn
March 21, 2014

Vitalikor Deer Antler Velvet Extract Review

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When it comes to advertising, Vitalikor keeps it short, sweet, and to the point.

According to the official website, Vitalikor Deer Antler Velvet supports muscular strength and endurance, muscle recovery, muscle mass maintenance, a healthy immune system, and joint health.

That’s it.

No outrageous claims. No pictures of insanely pumped body builders. No fine print.

Instead, VitaliKor lets the product speak for itself.

I found this approach intriguing, so I learned all I could about Vitalikor Deer Antler Velvet.

What’s Inside the Bottle?

Unfortunately, Vitalikor’s formula is hidden behind a proprietary blend. Each serving has 300 mg of the following ingredients, though I don’t know how much of each ingredient is used.

100% Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe vera offers multiple health benefits, including relieving constipation and improving circulation. According to studies, aloe vera juice, when taken twice daily for 2 weeks, lowers blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Researchers conclude aloe vera juice is a potential tool for treating diabetes. [1]

L-Arginine. Arginine is an amino acid primarily known for its effects on blood pressure. This is because arginine converts into nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels. Recent studies show arginine also has a positive effect on growth hormone (HGH) levels. In fact, arginine increases resting HGH levels by as much as 100%, and when combined with exercise, this double to 200%. [2]

Deer Antler Velvet Extract. While additional studies are needed to confirm its effects, deer antler velvet is believed to increase aerobic capacity and lower cholesterol. Researchers assert deer antler velvet “may have positive effects on body composition and strength/power in men undergoing resistance training.” [3]

Epimedium. More commonly known as horny goat weed, epimedium is a popular aphrodisiac as it improves blood flow and sexual function. This is because epimedium contains the chemical icariin which mimics testosterone’s effects. [4]

Tribulus. Tribulus is a traditional herb used in traditional Chinese medicine as an aphrodisiac. According to studies, tribulus improves sexual performance parameters due to its androgen increasing properties. [5]

Eurycoma Longifolia. Also known as tonkat ali, eurycoma longifolia increases sexual performance in a dose-dependent manner. In a recent study, higher doses resulted in greater growth of ventral prostate and seminal vesicles. Consequently, researchers believe longifolia is an effective aphrodisiac. [6]

Potential Side Effects and Safety Concerns

While the ingredients in Vitalikor Deer Antler Velvet are all-natural, they are known to cause a few mild side effects.

Arginine, for example, is known for its effects on blood pressure. If you are currently taking medication for blood pressure, ask your doctor before using this supplement.

Additionally, some users are allergic to aloe vera, as well as some of the other herbs in this extract. Be sure to read the label carefully to avoid potential side effects.

What Consumers Are Saying

VitaliKor Deer Antler Velvet is highly recommended on GNC.com.

“I have really noticed a difference in strength and recovery. I have not been sore since I have been taking this. I will continue taking this product. Pricing is fair.” – tylerh1979

“I have been searching for something to help with recovery. The Glutamine I am taking does help a little, but I need to recover much quicker. It seems like this has been working. I have been on it for a month and a half. I am happy with the results so far. Strength has gone up to.” – drewchild

Where to Buy

Due to Vitalikor’s popularity, Deer Antler Velvet Extract is available through multiple online retailers. I found the best prices at the following stores:

VitalityResearchLabs.com: $34.99
Drugstore.com: $44.99
GNC.com: $49.99

What Do You Think?

VitaliKor seems like a good choice for improving performance. It has some great ingredients for a great price. It’s easy to purchase, which is always a plus.

However, the consumer reviews are few in number, so it’s always good to get additional opinions on a product. If you’ve tried Vitalikor Deer Antler Velvet Extract, please share your experience in the comment section below!

References

[1] S. Yongchaiyudha1, V. Rungpitarangsi1, N. Bunyapraphatsara2, O. Chokechaijaroenporn. “Antidiabetic activity of Aloe vera L. juice. I. Clinical trial in new cases of diabetes mellitus.” Phytomedicine. Volume 3, Issue 3, November 1996, Pages 241–243. “

[2] Kanaley JA. “Growth hormone, arginine and exercise.” Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 Jan;11(1):50-4. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18090659

[3]Broeder et al. “The effects of New Zealand deer antler velvet supplementation on body composition, strength, and maximal aerobic and anaerobic performance.” Advances in Antler Science and Product Technology: 161–165 (2004). Available from: http://www.hghigf1.com/data/uploads/pdf/broeder-athletics-aspt2.pdf

[4] Zhang ZB, Yang QT. “The testosterone mimetic properties of icariin.” Asian J Androl. 2006 Sep;8(5):601-5. Epub 2006 Jun 5. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16751992

[5] K Gauthaman, P.G Adaikan, , R.N.V Prasad. “Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus Terrestris extract (Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats.” Life Sciences. Volume 71, Issue 12, 9 August 2002, Pages 1385–1396. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320502018581

[6] Hooi Hoon ANG1, Hung Seong CHEANG1, Ahmad Pauzi Md. YUSOF. “Effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) on the Initiation of Sexual Performance of Inexperienced Castrated Male Rats.” Experimental Animals. Vol. 49 (2000) No. 1 P 35-38. Available from: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/expanim/49/1/49_1_35/_article


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