GNC Retailers Add BuckPower to Store Shelves

Top Quote GNC's across the nation now carry the 100% pure Red Deer Antler Velvet supplement. End Quote
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2013 - The performance nutrient that was the talk of Super Bowl week is now available on GNC shelves.

    TCCD International's BuckPower Deer Velvet boasts a number of health benefits, including increased muscle strength and recovery. The 100% pure Red Deer Antler Velvet product is a popular supplement known for promoting healthy joint function, increasing strength, lowering bad cholesterol, improving energy and endurance, and boosting libido.

    "BuckPower's popularity has increased dramatically over the past few months," said Ted Alflen, CEO and founder of TCCD International. "Now that it's available at 705 select GNC stores, more customers will have the opportunity to benefit from this clean, third-party verified, worry-free supplement."

    BuckPower Deer Velvet retails for $39.99 (MSRP) for a 60-count bottle of 250 mg capsules. The product is readily available in 705 GNC stores at a temporary special discount price and at GNC is well known for vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition and other health-related products.

    BuckPower comes from Red Deer farmed in New Zealand - the leading producer of high quality antler velvet from one of only three species known by traditional Chinese medicine to contain the coveted nutrients. The velvet is humanely removed by licensed veterinarians, who must follow the Code of Practice managed by the National Velvetting Standards Body. Removing the antlers of bucks prevents fighting and harm to the animals - a common occurrence as bucks mature and become aggressive with each other.

    Leading U.S. media outlets have linked high-profile athletes to the use of banned sublingual spray products purportedly originating from New Zealand deer velvet.

    These products originate from a US company who has reportedly refined deer velvet to concentrate IGF-1. This changes the material from deer velvet (which is not banned) to an IGF-1 product - which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the US PGA as it is considered a Performance Enhancing Drug (PED). IGF-1 is a naturally occurring growth factor present in most animal tissues and fluids. An average glass of milk will likely contain a more IGF-1 than 1 gram of velvet powder.

    Considered a general wellness tonic, antler deer velvet was first used over 2,000 years ago in traditional Chinese medicine to remedy more than 50 diseases. Scientists continue to study antler velvet's powerful benefits, especially growth factors (IGF-1) relating to the regenerative and deciduous nature of the antler. A multi-university study found New Zealand Red Deer Antler Velvet performed greater than a placebo (study available upon request). Specific benefits include:

    • 9.9% Increase in Strength
    • 9.8% Increase in Aerobic Capacity (VO2 Max)
    • 12.2% Decrease in Bad (LDL) Cholesterol

    To learn more about BuckPower Deer Velvet, visit
    About TCCD International (
    TCCD International is the family-owned company behind the well-known heritage brand Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal™. Started in 1991 in Pompano Beach, Fla., TCCD offers a healthy, natural alternative to conventional products. The founders, Ted and Cathy Alflen, are pioneers in the industry and the leaders of innovation in the crystal deodorant sub-category. Through 21 years of research and innovation, they've created an extensive product line of natural invisible solids, roll-ons, sprays and patented crystal deodorant sticks that contain no harmful aluminums or parabens. For more information, visit or contact the sales team at sales ( @ ) tccd dot com or 1-800-653-4006 dot

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