Deer Velvet and Immunity Research

1.2 billion people can’t be wrong!

Traditionally, velvet is used in Asia as a nourishing tonic – especially before winter – to support the immune system.

An extensive research programme to research velvet’s effectiveness and provide scientific verification of traditional uses has been underway in New Zealand and around the world since the mid-seventies. In New Zealand more than 2.3 million dollars per year has been invested in this research. Dr Jim Suttie and his team of scientists at AgResearch Invermay Research Centre are acknowledged as world leaders in velvet research.

Dr Suttie’s research showed clear evidence of extracts of Deer Velvet helping to strengthen immune system defences, especially through the increase in the white blood cells, the body’s first line of defence against disease. When eight NZ antler extracts were evaluated they all had measurable immune effects.

This response – immunopotentiation in scientific terms – is the body’s defence mechanism. Increased numbers of white blood cells are produced to aid in the body’s fight against the “intruder” bugs.

Other studies have shown that Velvet antler promotes antibody production and stimulates the action of phagocytes, the cells that engulf and destroy bacteria thereby helping strengthen immune system.

Rather than being a curative, the use of Deer Velvet promotes the restoration of normal body processes, by providing valuable nutrients to strengthen the body and protect it from illness. 

Help the body fight of disease and stay energised!


“Since taking Canes Deer Velvet I have noticed an improvement in energy levels and definitely don’t feel tired. Currently I am working long hours and continuing to train, and I don’t feel I could have done this without the aid of Canes Deer Velvet”
Andrew, Lifestyle 2000 Health Centre – Rotorua

“I work long hours in the position of Chief Examiner for the NZ Snowboard Instructors Division and use Canes Deer Velvet to help me stay healthy, focused and revitalised.
I travel a lot within New Zealand and the United States and like to travel relatively light. Deer Velvet has so many benefits I don’t need to take a lot of other supplements with me to keep my energy levels up.
I can honestly recommend Canes Deer Velvet to anyone who likes to lead a busy and active lifestyle”
Louisa Muir ex NZ Snowboarder, 1998 Extremes and Nationals Giant Slalom Champion, 1999 American Snowboard Tour Runner-up