In 1954, Doctor John Ziegler was appointed as a team doctor for the World Weightlifting Championship. He found that Soviets had an upper hand in the games and dominated US by winning many gold medals. After a lot of research, Dr. Ziegler found that the Soviet Union players were taking testosterone injections to enhance their performance.
After returning back to US, all scientists together started research work. With the help of Ciba Pharmaceuticals, they invented a supplement better than testosterone, which was called Methandrostenolone. It was invented in 1656, which was later called Dianabol. Lately, in 1960s all US athletes were way ahead of Soviets. Gradually, people understood the characteristics of a steroid and many other advanced versions were launched.
With the misuse of anabolic steroids in sports, the commission decided to put a ban on its usage in games. Any steroid is an advance version of synthetic testosterone. Every human being has testosterone hormones that play a vital role in increasing male characteristics. When externally and artificially testosterone is injected in the body it directly flows in blood. This increases the level of testosterone which further enhances male characteristics like broad chest, deep voice, growth of hair and muscle gain.
There are numerous steroids that help athletes and bodybuilders in muscle growth and losing body fat. However, since few steroids are banned in major countries, thus some companies are trying to bring milder or advanced versions of steroid that might not be harmful for body and is easily approved by FDA.
Deer Antler Plus has recently gained lot of publicity. It helps in increasing muscle mass. It is manufactured by NPA (Natural Products Association). They claim that the product is natural and will not have any side effects on consumers. Deer Antler velvet is used to make this supplement.
Male young deer from species like elk, reindeer, red deer and many more have velvet on their antlers that are soft cartilage. With time, this velvet grows hard and provide nutrients and oxygen to antler bones for their growth. Deer velvet contains lot of nutrients for the growth of hormones. Thus, they are used to develop a supplement adding some more ingredients.
The benefits of this supplement are –
- Muscular strength
- Recovery of muscle after strenuous training
- Healthy immunity
- Strong joints
- Boosts sexual performances
Some of the sports association like NFL as well as MLB use deer antler extract as a supplement to enhance athlete’s performance. Although, it is a famous extract but, any medicine should be taken under the guidance of a trainer or a doctor.