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My name's Forrest Smyth. I'm the founder of VelPure.
Some years ago, after a day splitting firewood, I developed a condition called Adhesive Capsulitis - commonly known as 'frozen shoulder' - a painful and debilitating disorder in which the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.
I could barely raise my arms to shoulder height, and even simple movements were incredibly painful and difficult. After a year, I had recovered 90% of normal movement in my right arm, but three years later, I could still not raise my left arm above shoulder height.
Around that time my wife and I started taking a New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet supplement on the recommendation of a friend for its reputed general health and anti-ageing benefits ...but, soon after first taking the velvet supplement, something totally unexpected happened...
After taking the deer velvet for a month, I realised I had finally recovered most of the movement of my left arm!
I still wasn't totally convinced that it was due to the deer velvet, but after three and a half years it seemed unlikely that it was purely coincidence that I had recovered almost full movement of my left arm after taking velvet for just a month ...so I began to research deer antler velvet, which up till that time I knew very little about.
I discovered several studies that indicated that velvet antler can reduce inflammation and increase the mobility of joints ...and even eliminate symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. Clinical tests have shown that oral ingestion of glycosaminoglycan-peptide complex, or components such as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate (both found in velvet antler), may help stimulate cartilage repair, so it was entirely likely it had been responsible for the remarkable improvement in my 'frozen shoulder'.
As I researched deer antler velvet further, I realized:
As I continued taking it, I began to notice other benefits; for example I found that if I went on a jog after not having done so for some time, I didn't experience the usual muscle soreness a day or two later. I also began to just, well, (without being able to exactly put my finger on it) ...generally feel better!
Through research and my own experience, I became so convinced that deer antler velvet could make a powerful impact on many peoples lives, that I set myself the challenge of bringing premium NZ deer velvet to a wider audience of health conscious users around the world seeking to support their health through a safe, effective, and totally natural nutritional supplement, and at the same time make it my personal mission to raise awareness of this ancient and remarkable natural remedy by providing a balanced and trusted online source of information about it, basing our information and opinions on scientific research whenever possible.
My Commitment To You:
At VelPure we are passionate about the benefits of New Zealand red deer antler velvet! We take our product every day ourselves, and we stand behind every bottle of VelPure we sell. It's our mission to:
Where Our Deer Antler Velvet Comes From
There’s no better place on earth to raise healthy deer than New Zealand. It is a pure, green island nation of abundant natural resources, and free of many of the pests and diseases that limit agricultural production and trade in other countries, including CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease). CWD is a fatal contagious disease that affects deer which is quite widespread in the US and Canada, but has also been found in Korea, and more recently in Norway.
New Zealand is generally acknowledged as producing the finest quality deer antler velvet in the world. In research carried out at the lnvermay Research Centre in Otago, scientists compared the composition of New Zealand Red Deer Antler Velvet with the velvet traditionally regarded as the world's best from Russia and China, and while the mineral content was similar, the lipid content (the most valuable and bioactive constituents of the velvet) was significantly greater in the New Zealand Red Deer Antler Velvet.
Animal Welfare and Care For The Environment
Sustainability and the highest standards of animal welfare are at the very core of our philosophy. Our deer are free-range and grass-fed, raised on extensive pasture, free of GMO’s & growth hormones, with few interventions apart from routine health procedures. The antlers are humanely removed by veterinarians or specially trained and registered farmers under a stringent, government controlled program to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare.
Quality Control and Traceability
Our velvet antler is humanely removed at the peak of potency, and labelled immediately after removal, using authorised unique identification labels to ensure traceability. Processing combines the best of traditional methods with modern processing technology, resulting in the highest levels of hygiene and product quality.
If you are interested in learning more about deer antler velvet, including links to scientific studies (see 'Is There Any Credible Science To Back Up The Empirical Evidence'), please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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