Active Ingredients

NZVel - Active Ingredients - Truly amazing!


Proteins: The main structural parts in cells that aid tissue growth and repair.  

Amino Acids: Deer velvet contains the 20 standard amino acids including the eight essential amino acids. Amino Acids are the essential building blocks of the body.  

Collagen: Is the main protein of connective tissue and widely recognised for the promotion of healthily skin and hair. It is also the vital structural protein component of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage, providing elasticity. Collagen is known to help rebuild joint cartilage and repair tissue damage. 

Lipids: Are essential for cell growth and energy storage. Lipids build cell components and boost energy levels to enhance cellular activities. Deer Velvet contains Essential Fatty Acids (EFAÕs) that cannot be constructed within the body so must be obtained externally.  

Calcium: Builds and maintains healthy teeth and bones, and is essential for nerve impulse conduction for keeping the heart beating steadily, and keeping muscles and nerves working correctly.  

Phosphorus: Provides structure for bones and teeth, and is a component of nearly all metabolic reactions.  

Sulphur: A component of various amino acids and insulin.  

Magnesium: Is necessary for the formation of bone and teeth and for normal nerve and muscle function.  

Potassium: Essential for nerve and muscle function and is involved in electrolyte balance.    

Sodium: Helps the body maintain normal electrolyte and fluid balance. 
Manganese: Needed for the formation of bones and connective tissue, and the formation and activation of certain enzymes.  

Zinc: A component of more than 100 enzymes necessary for healthy skin, healing of wounds and growth.  

Copper: Necessary for energy production, formation of red blood cells, bone and connective tissues and has an antioxidant action to help protect cells against damage by free radicals.  

Iron: Essential for blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body.  

Selenium: A powerful antioxidant and necessary for the thyroid gland to function normally.  

Cobalt: Required in the synthesis of vitamin B12  

Growth Factors: Naturally occurring substances capable of stimulating cellular growth and regulating a variety of cellular processes. Deer Velvet contains both IGF 1 and IGF 2. IGF 1 promotes tissue growth, organ health, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and has been shown to stimulate muscle growth, regenerate nerve tissue. IGF 2 promotes tissue growth and supports the development and function of the organs such as the brain, liver and kidney.  

Glucosamine: An amino sugar that occurs naturally in the body and is a major basic nutrient used in the production, maintenance and repair of joint structures including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligaments and joint fluids. It is also a component of synovial fluid, which lubricates and serves as a shock absorber for the joints. Glucosamine aids in repairing damaged cartilage, building new cartilage, cushioning joints, relieving pain and reducing inflammation.    

Chondroitin: An extremely potent anti-inflammatory agent. Chondroitin gives cartilage elasticity and helps prevent the destruction of cartilage.  

Phospholipids: In order to repair the structural damage caused by free radicals, pathogens and toxins the body requires a constant supply of phospholipids.  

Prostaglandins: Are chemical regulators produced in all tissues that influence pain signals, regulate inflammation, and maintain tissues such as the lining of the stomach, supporting blood clotting and involved in the stimulation of cells into action.

Hyaluronic Acid: Cement of connective tissue and a component of synovial fluid (joint fluid). This helps elasticity in the skin and the rejuvenation of joint fluid.

Although there are hundreds more - over 400 in total but these are the most beneficial active ingredients.