Differences Between Sublingual vs. Oral Consumption of Deer Antler Velvet

The increase in popularity surrounding deer antlers has taken the supplement industry by storm in recent years, and for good reason. Once used in traditional Chinese medicine over 2,000 years ago is now making its way to the forefront of mainstream health and fitness literature, being used widely amongst competitive bodybuilders and athletes alike.

While the popularity of deer antler supplementation is largely concentrated in the athletic and bodybuilding demographics, it’s rapidly making its way to the minds of the general public as well, for its plethora of potential health benefits outside of muscular development and athletic performance are all but undeniable.

Although more research needs to be done on the use-cases and benefits of deer antler, and all supplements for that matter, the evidence thus far is more than promising, with positive anecdotal reports being hard to ignore.

In what follows, we’ll be discussing all things deer velvet antler. More specifically, we’ll detail what deer velvet antler is for those less informed, illustrate what the potential benefits are for those curious, inform you how to take it if you’re considering a purchase, and share the most optimal way to consume it is for your betterment.

For those of you who already know what deer antler is, this article is still for you! Why? Because although deer antler is becoming more commonly known, it’s still not common for consumers to understand the differences in how to consume it. From capsule and powder to liquid extract and spray, how are you supposed to know what works best and for what purposes?

That, in a nutshell, is what this article is about! So, with that said, let’s get right into it…

What is Deer Antler Velvet?

As you can likely guess from its name, the supplement known as deer velvet antler extract is just that; an extract from the soft and fuzzy velvet-like fur found on the antler of a deer itself. Not just any deer antler, however, but a humanely-harvested, newly grown antler that has yet to calcify or harden.

The reason for this is because, at this stage, the antler is abundant in nutritionally-dense cartilage comprising protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, IGF-1 (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1), and other hormonal compounds beneficial to one’s health.

The science behind using deer velvet antlers for medicinal purposes dates back to traditional Chinese times that dates back over 2,000 years. Nevertheless, its properties are beginning to once again be appreciated and used to improve one’s health.



Fun fact: Cervidae antlers have the unique ability to regenerate on their own, with regrowth rates of up to 2cm daily! It’s these unique properties that allow for regeneration that are also beneficial for human health.


What are the benefits, you ask? Great question!

While the benefits differ depending on what form you consume it in (i.e. dissolvable tablet, capsule/pill, spray, liquid extract) and how you consume it (sublingually or orally), there is a general list of benefits that are commonly associated with its supplementation.

We’ll go into detail about the specifics of consuming deer antler extract sublingually vs orally shortly, but first…

The Potential Benefits of Deer Antler Velvet

Whether you’re struggling to reach your athletic performance goals, suffering from inflammation and joint pain, or simply lack the energy to be at your best, deer velvet antler supplementation can help.

For the elite athlete of the bunch, we here at Velvet Vitality have created a highly potent alternative to traditional deer antler extract; Cervidae Velvet Extract, optimally formulated with Elk Velvet Antler.

In any case, the benefits of supplementing with high-quality deer antler extract are vast. Below are some of the most commonly reported!

Potential Benefits of Deer Antler Supplementation:

  • Improves Muscle Strength
  • Increases Cardiovascular Health & Stamina
  • Reduces Joint Aches & Pain
  • Promotes Muscle Recovery & Repair
  • Aids in Longevity & Anti-Aging
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Increases Libido
  • Boosts Athletic Performance
  • Promotes Bone & Cartilage Health
  • Improves Nail, Skin, & Hair Health
  • May Reduce Stress and Improve Mood

As mentioned earlier, while these are the benefits most commonly associated with deer antler supplementation, results do vary and depend greatly on how you administer it, whether orally or sublingually.

Nevertheless, no matter how you choose to supplement with deer antler, the presence of noticeable health benefits are all but guaranteed. Try for yourself today at https://www.velvetvitality.com/!



Fun fact: Deer Antler has also been shown to be widely beneficial for canine health, too! If you have a dog yourself, consider doing some research on it! You just might find that it’s exactly what it needs.


How to Take Cervidae Velvet Extract

While the prevalence of deer velvet antler supplementation has been growing at a rapid speed in recent years, it’s still a common inquiry to question the best way to dose and/or take it.

Although most products, including ours at Velvet Vitality, provide clear instruction on the box or label as to how to properly dose and take its contents, it does help to clarify in further detail for those still uncertain.

With that said, the following is a general outline of how to take Cervidae Velvet Extract for best results! Because it’s a liquid extract, it’s recommended to be consumed sublingually, though it can also be added to a glass of water as well.

How to Take Deer Antler Liquid Extract:

  • Fill the vial with the elk antler liquid extract
  • Lift up your tongue and drop 15-30 drops under the tongue
  • Leave the liquid extract drops under your tongue for 1-2 minutes for max absorption
  • Once 1-2 minutes have passed, swallow its contents
  • For optimal results, supplement for 30-90 days before assessing its effectiveness

It’s that simple!

Of course, the dosage will largely depend on both your experience with the product as well as your relative size in height and weight. The dosage will also depend on whether or not you wish to supplement with it once or twice per day. In the case of supplementing twice per day, simply split the dosage in half, taking the first half in the morning and the second half in the evening.

Now that you know how to take it, you may be wondering why it needs to be consumed in such a way; i.e. under the tongue…To find out the answer to that question, continue reading! In the following section, we’ll dive into the key differences between sublingual and oral consumption of deer antler extract!

Differences Between Sublingual vs. Oral Consumption

Depending on what form of deer velvet extract you choose to consume, you may be instructed to ingest it orally or sublingually. Put simply, oral consumption simply refers to swallowing its contents and allowing it to be processed via the digestive system.

Types of deer antler supplements that are consumed orally are capsules/pills and powders.
Contrastingly, sublingual consumption refers to administering the contents under the tongue for it to be immediately absorbed in the bloodstream without the need to be processed via the digestive system.

Types of deer antler supplements that are consumed sublingually are dissolvable tablets, sprays, and liquid extracts.

What makes one superior to the other? While there are several differentiating factors, the primary reason sublingual consumption is superior to oral consumption is its immediacy of absorption and, thus, much more bioavailable.

In other words, while oral consumption requires the contents to travel through the digestive tract, getting destroyed by gastric acid and intestinal/hepatic enzymes, sublingual consumption gets immediately absorbed in the bloodstream resulting in near-instant effects.

As for the benefits, sublingual consumption tends to elicit a better health response overall. While this can, of course, be attributed, in part, to the idea of absorption as outlined above, it’s also because of the forms of deer antler that require sublingual consumption (i.e. spray and liquid extract). Let’s elaborate…

While oral consumption of capsules, pills, or powder has shown to elicit mild benefits, mostly for mild arthritis and joint pain, deer antler spray and liquid extract make a much greater impact across the board because of their IGF-1 profile. Not only are they more densely dossed with such compounds but they are much more bioavailable because of their administration method.

In fact, it’s because of the IGF-1 profile that they’ve become so popular in the bodybuilding industry, showing a drastic increase in muscle growth and repair in comparison to orally administered forms of deer antler supplementation.

In short, for the fastest and most effective results, opt for spray of pure liquid extract via sublingual administration. To summarize, below are the differences in benefits with respect to sublingual versus oral consumption…

Superior Benefits Associated with Sublingual Administration:

  • Improves Muscle Strength
  • Increases Cardiovascular Health & Stamina
  • Promotes Muscle Recovery & Repair
  • Aids in Longevity & Anti-Aging
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Increases Libido
  • Boosts Athletic Performance
  • Improves Nail, Skin, & Hair Health

Superior Benefits Associated with Oral Consumption:

  • Reduces Joint Aches & Pain
  • Relieves Symptoms of Mild Arthritis & Osteoporosis
  • Improves Bone and Cartilage Health

As you can tell, the benefits associated with sublingual administration of either deer antler spray or velvet liquid extract are far superior to those associated with oral consumption of capsules, pills, and/or powders.

For those of you interested in a high-quality, premium liquid extract of Cervidae Elk Antler to sublingually administer for optimal health benefits: check out our brand new product, Cervidae Velvet Extract, here!

Whether you’re looking to reach peak performance, increase muscular strength & size, boost cardiovascular health & stamina, or simply increase energy levels and reduce fatigue, our mighty formula works to do just that.

A Final Outlook

When it comes to finding a premium supplement that will help take your health and fitness to new heights, opt for a Cervidae velvet extract made with pure elk antler extract and sublingually administer it 1-2 times daily for 30-90 days to experience optimal results.

Because of its higher potency, higher bioavailability, immediacy of effects, and ingredient profile including higher levels of IGF-1 among other beneficial compounds, sublingual administration of a liquid extract form of deer velvet antler is the superior choice.

Our new product, Cervidae Velvet Extract by Velvet Vitality is just that! Whether you want to follow the herd and subscribe to our email list to get the latest promotions or if you’re prepared to grab a bottle, be sure to visit us at https://www.velvetvitality.com!

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