Meadow Creek Elk Farms offers premium quality
velvet antler SPECIFICATIONS:
Capsule size: 250 mg. Bottle
size: 90 capsules per bottle
Contents: 100% whole beam elk velvet antler dried,
processed, tested and encapsulated
of 100% elk velvet antler harvested at the "velvet stage."
Velvet is the name given to antlers while they are growing and still in a
cartilaginous state. During this stage the antler is rich with nutrients.
Velvet Antler is classified as dietary supplement, known as a
multi-nutritional supplement for promoting endurance, stamina, and
strength, for resisting the symptoms of stress and fatigue and for
providing nutritional support for joint structure and function. The elk
velvet antler used in Meadow Creek Elk Farms, LLC(MCEF)
is dried, processed, microbiologically tested and encapsulated in 250 mg
capsules, and bottled 90 capsules per bottle.
On our farms in Wisconsin, we raise high genetic
bulls, who have a record of producing premium quality antlers. The
elk are pastured on alfalfa fields and supplemented with a mixture
of grains and minerals with no artificial additives.
- The antlers are harvested annually, under tight
guidelines outlined by the North American Elk Breeders
Association, using no drugs, and causing no harm or stress to
- The complete antler is dried and processed in an antler
drying facility, one designed after the original Korean methods of
drying. Traditional Korean method of drying consists of drying
the antler very slow, at a very low temperature, using
consistent use of fans, much like the convention oven of today.
- The ground antler is then micro biologically tested
(bacterial analysis-standard plate count).
- Encapsulation is done in a FDA inspected lab that
operates according to strict Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP).
- Each Capsule contains 250 mg. of 100% elk antler, using
no additives or fillers.
MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY STANDARDS
standards start long before the capsules are bottled, they start at the
farm, where the antlers are produced. Choice herd management practices
that include sound nutritional habits are key in the result of the high
quality of our elk products.
MCEF uses The North
American Elk Breeder’s established "Velvet Harvesting
Guidelines," to achieve maximum nutritional value in harvested
antlers. Quality control practices for MCEF include processing standards
established to insure product reliability and consumer safety.
Raw Velvet - All velvet used in MCEF’s capsules ,
originates from either Meadow Creek Elk Farms or from elk farms in
Wisconsin and Michigan who supply velvet to MCEF.
- MCEF adheres to the
NAEBA code of ethics and complies with the Elk Farming Handbook
for all matters of
animal care, health and management.
- MCEF follows the
industry-approved method of velveting using harvesting guidelines
established by The North American Elk Breeders Association , which
they state in the "The Velvet Management Handbook."
harvests velvet using "Velvet Harvesting Guidelines"
chart published by NAEBA, to insure proper length and outgrowth to
achieve maximum nutritional value.
- Only premium antlers are
Velvet Processing - All processing is done at a government
inspected antler drying facility per Federal or State regulations
- For product
quality, all drying procedures are approved by MCEF.
- Grinding and pulverizing
antler is done to meet requirements established by the FDA
- Every batch of
ground antlers used is 100 % velvet antler with no additives, using
the entire antler, including tip and base.
- A microbiological
analysis is done for each batch of processed ground antlers at a
pharmaceutical testing laboratory to ensure product safety. The test
includes the following: an aerobic plate count, salmonella, coliform,
E. Coli, Staphylococci, yeast and molds.
- Each batch of
antlers must meet the microbiological specifications established for
FDA approved Laboratories.
- Analytical results
are kept on file at MCEF.
- A copy of the
Laboratory Report is available upon request to all buyers.
Encapsulation - is performed at an FDA Inspected Laboratory
using General Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Each batch is assigned a
batch number and expiration date, which is identified and stamped on
- Sample bottles
from each batch are held in an accredited warehouse for traceability.
- Each bottle of
velvet antler is safety sealed to ensure consumer protection.
- All labels meet the
labeling requirements established by the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).
3-Pack Pricing - Order On-Line
for complete descriptions and pricing for elk velvet antler, plus
resource books and booklets on velvet antler. Frozen green, dried
bulk powder are also available, call for current prices.