The Altai maral deer is a truly unique animal. It is not for nothing that it is called a noble deer, and whole legends are told about it. Maral deer live in a very small area. Blood and antlers (young horns) of the maral deer are highly valued. It has been known that for many centuries, humans have used blood of this animal as a means, strengthening human vitality and delaying old age. Maral deer antlers are unique as they contain a highly concentrated source of various nutrients that have ever been found in the plant or animal world. They have incredible growth energy, the growth rate reaches up to two centimeters per day.

What makes maral deer antlers so unique?

Chemical composition

Chemical composition of maral deer antlers is very rich, containing approximately 40 key compounds and 400 active components. Though these ingredients are generally known,  combination of these components as a whole contributes significantly to efficacy of the maral deer antlers. The maral deer antlers contain: 18 of 22 naturally occurring amino acids, so many trace elements as no other artificially created vitamin complex that can be bought at the pharmacy, growth factors, collagen, glycosaminoglycans, lipids, minerals, microelements and other compounds.

Beneficial action

Modern scientific research shows that the maral deer antlers can have beneficial effects relating to:

• improved overall health

• increased blood flow and blood circulation

• lowered blood (arterial) pressure

• increased energy levels and endurance

• increased muscle development and strength

• improved flexibility and mobility of the joints

• improved muscle recovery

• prevented and reduced incidence of inflammation

• improved sexual health

• development of the bone system

• strengthened function of the immune system

• improved mental health

• anti-aging effects


Maral deer antlers can act as a natural adaptogen restoring homeostasis in an unbalanced organism and helps where needed. It affects many systems of the organism and thanks to its complex chemical composition supports health condition and well-being of the organism.

Maral deer antlers are a 100% natural product. It is not a synthetic, foreign substance. Therefore, the maral antlers are safer and achieve homeostasis better than any synthetic drug.

Maral deer antlers have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. And even today they are still a major component of the traditional Chinese medicine.

Sports indicators, muscle strength, endurance, recovery

Research activities show that the maral deer antlers have a positive effect on athletic performance, including increased muscle strength, endurance, aerobic capacity and recovery time.

Even today, more and more athletes consider the deer antlers to be a product that supports recovery from physical exertion and injury and possibly also serve as injury prevention. The maral deer antlers can improve athletic performance in many ways, such as by increasing strength and endurance, supporting blood ability to distribute oxygen, alleviating minor tissue damage, and strengthening the immune system.

Research has shown increase in cardiac output and distributed blood volume, while heart rate, mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, central venous pressure and other parameters remained unchanged. Researchers believe that polysaccharides in the cornea can reduce  tendency of the blood to clot, improve blood circulation, reduce the risk of stroke and improve overall condition of the cardiovascular system. Researchers suggest that the maral deer antlers can improve blood circulation in the muscles or act as an anti-inflammatory agent, allowing athletes to recover faster after training.

The maral deer antlers have the ability to increase growth hormone and testosterone levels.

Impact of the maral deer antlers on cell growth and renewal has been studied from several aspects. Antlers can become a natural source of hormones for those seeking help with muscle growth and development. Research has revealed various growth factors in the maral antlers, including IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1), IGF-2 (insulin-like growth factor-2) and EGF (epidermal growth factor).

IGF-1 is responsible for anabolic response to the growth hormone. It is bound to the receptors inside the muscle cells, thus stimulating cell growth. IGF-1 supports both the muscle hypertrophy (growth), and hyperplasia (formation of new muscle cells).

IGF-1 also plays a role in fat regeneration and loss. It accelerates cell regeneration and muscle regeneration, and reduces body fat so that insulin stops distributing glucose to the body, causing the body to start utilizing fat as an energy source instead of glucose. Therefore, increasing IGF-1 levels in the body may increase ability of the body to build musculature, recover from injury or after training, and burn fat.

Research has also shown that the maral deer antlers can contribute to growth of the new blood vessels, accelerating wound healing and recovery from major surgeries.

Several performed studies have been focused on possible use of the maral deer antlers for wound healing. As early as in the USSR, Pantokrin (also Pantocrine) was widely used in the patients with surgical and internal injuries. A number of positive effects have been reported, including normalization of blood pressure, reduction of surgical complications, and faster patient recovery.

Bone and joint health

In normal joints, cartilage acts as a buffer between the bones. Body usually replenishes the cartilage, depending on its wear, but when osteoarthritis occurs, the cartilage is disintegrated faster than the ability of the body to replace it. Over time, the bones begin to rub, causing pain, swelling, and loss of joint mobility. Most methods of treating osteoarthritis try to reduce pain and preserve joint function, but these methods are only little associated with joint health recovery.

Researchers believe that imbalance between cartilage erosion and regeneration suffers in osteoarthritis from glycosaminoglycan deficiency. Glycosaminoglycans play a vital role in structural integrity of the cartilage. This compound slows down action of the enzymes impairing cartilage nutrition.

Several studies prove that velvet deer antlers can reduce or even eliminate the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis.

Research activities show that though the mechanism is not known, the velvet deer antlers have strong anti-inflammatory effects. Recent clinical trials indicate that oral use of the complex of glycosaminoglycan and peptide or components such as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate, both found in the maral deer antlers, may contribute to cartilage regeneration.

The maral deer antlers help maintain healthy sexual function.

According to modern research, the velvet deer antlers show gonadotropic activity. Research confirms that the maral deer antlers can increase testosterone levels in men and can help avoid certain conditions associated with aging.

The maral deer antlers are used to increase libido, correct erectile dysfunction in men and improve fertility. The velvet deer antlers have traditionally been used to alleviate sexual dysfunctions in men.

In women, the maral deer antlers can reduce the pre menstruation symptoms - relieving cramps, suppressing mood swings and increasing energy levels. It is estimated that 40% of users of the maral deer antler production worldwide are women. The velvet deer antlers are used to regulate hormones and compensate for hormonal imbalance.


Research shows that products of the maral deer antlers suppress activity of certain enzymes associated with aging. In addition, they increase synthesis of liver and kidney proteins by stimulating activity of other specific enzymes.

Blood pressure control

The maral deer antlers can lower blood pressure in people with normal blood pressure and stabilize abnormal blood pressure values. Polysaccharides in the maral antlers improve blood circulation, reduce blood clotting and improve overall health of the cardiovascular system.

Mental health and mood

The maral deer antlers affect mental performance. It has also been reported that the maral antlers can act as an antidepressant and mood regulator.

Boosting the immune system

The maral deer antlers can improve condition of the immune system, and have been shown to be a natural source of immunoglobulins that fight infections and diseases. They activate  production of lymphocytes and increase the number of red and white blood cells. Each of these actions can directly complement ability of the body to resist or fight diseases, thus supporting and maintaining health