NEXT TIME YOU shoot a deer in velvet, you might want to gnaw on the bone. Antlers are among the fastest-growing tissues known among mammals, leading to the belief that velvet has magical powers. The fuzzy skin is packed with tiny blood vessels and is warm to the touch. Alternative-medicine proponents hype it as a nutritional supplement that can make you stronger, ease pain, and reduce the effects of aging.
The Facts About Antler Velvet
What don't you know about the velvet on that bucks' antlers? It might be good for you.