Due to the uncanny benefits, some professional sports decided it necessary to ban Deer Antler Velvet Extract.
But this time, we’ll focus on the recovery aspect.
Back in 2013, Ray Lewis, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, got badly injured. Like any sound minded athlete, he searched for ways to potentially speed up his recovery.
He discovered deer antler velvet extract and figured why not. His recovery was swift. Some claimed too swift. And…although correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation, some blamed the deer antler spray he’d taken was the reason behind the impressive recovery time. Cue stupid scandal.
So, naturally, the NFL got all flustered, blew the entire thing absurdly out of proportion (I like to imagine Mr. Goodell shaking his head in comically ridiculous, ignorant, outrage like some half-human spawn of Jabba, but that’s just me), and suspended the linebacker.
Despite, I might add, that Ray Lewis passed every PED test they gave him. In other words, whatever the poorly propagandized past might wanna lead you to believe, although deer antler spray is rich in a certain powerful growth factor,* it is not said growth factor. There’s a difference (their logic is just as bad as noobies saying creatine’s a steroid…like, wait, what?! *eye roll*).
By the time of this writing, the whole Ray Lewis “scandal” with Deer Antler Spray is so far in the past thinking about it actually makes me wanna go check the mirror for any new grey hairs (not quite so depressing as when new emo-kid initiates refer to some of my favorite albums as oldies, but still way too close for comfort), so, as much as it pains me to say this, it might be before your time. But past does this thing where it can hinder the progression of present and future. Weird how time works.
Now, luckily, many organizations have managed to do that thing where they refer back to logic instead of relying on preconceived (pious) biases. But sadly, apparently not everyone’s quite ready to move out of the dark ages.
If you are worried that the sports organization dictating your supplement decisions might lock away the epic gainz (many have experienced from incorporating Deer Antler Spray into their supplement stacks), then you may consider checking with your local dictato…I mean, ahem, association representative. For permission.