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Velvet Energy UK was set up by Pauline Adams in 1998 following a trip to New Zealand as part of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship. She found out about deer velvet rather by accident after hearing about it first-hand from many enthusiastic 'velvet takers'.

Fast-forward 20+ years, and we now have over 15,000 customers world-wide, nearly all who heard about us through word of mouth!

We are the only supplier of New Zealand Deer Velvet in the UK and we are passionate about ensuring it receives the recognition it deserves.

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One of the many active ingredients in deer velvet is something called Insulin Growth Factor 1 or IGF-1.


Growth factors are key components of your body's ability to function. IGF-1 decreases as your body ages which is why deer velvet is proving to be such an indispensable natural anti-aging supplement

According to extensive scientific trials, IGF-1 increases the white blood cells, haemoglobin levels and lung efficiency. Increased numbers of white blood cells enable the body to fight 'intruder' bugs more efficiently.

Your body naturally makes IGF-1, spurred on by the release of Human Growth Hormone or HGH, but as you get older, your body produces less HGH, and thus less IGF-1.

Deer velvet contains IGF-1, a proven stimulator for production of red blood cells in the bone marrow.

Deer velvet capsules are a completely natural and a balanced way of taking IGF-1.


About Velvet Energy UK

Velvet Energy is a small business and  we very much rely on word of mouth - and we now have over 15,000 regular customers!

The business is run by husband and wife team Pauline & Doug Harkin,

Originally from Australia, Doug joined Pauline as Marketing Director in 2001. He too had won a Nuffield farming scholarship to study marketing and quality assurance in the UK and US. He and Pauline married in 2007.

They are both passionate about velvet and aim to raise the profile of deer velvet in the UK.

As well as running Velvet Energy, Pauline also trains racehorses and breeds from race mares.


Together, they  also run a holiday lettings business with shepherd huts and holiday cottages ( They keep pigs & chickens, and love walking their four dogs, watching rugby and riding on the moors of nearby Exmoor National Park.

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