Deer Antler Spray, so what?

2/2/13 in NFL   |   bsamps07   |   1 respect

There have been a lot of reports coming out recently accusing players from golf to professional baseball to professional football of using deer antler spray.  The first question that came to mind when I heard this report is, “so what?”  While I will tell you why deer antler spray is banned in the NCAA and all professional sports.  Deer antler spray supposedly contains a banned substance, known as IGF-1, according to Sports Illustrated.  This spray does not supposedly register when somebody takes a drug test and reportedly makes you heal faster and give you nutrients according to Christopher Key, a co-owner of a company who makes this spray, in an ESPN article.  In a recent Sports Illustrated article Key said, “IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor, is a natural, anabolic hormone that stimulates muscle growth. We have deer that we harvest out of New Zealand. Their antlers are the fastest-growing substance on planet Earth ... because of the high concentration of IGF-1. 

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