"Meadow Creek Elk Farms uses 100% quality Elk velvet antler"

Premium Quality

Meadow Creek Elk Farms offers premium quality velvet antler.  It consists 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.


 

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 encapsulating lab.
  •  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

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 the label.
  •  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).

Components

 After reviewing scientific research conducted on velvet antler Dr. Betty Kamen, Ph.D has written a book called The Remarkable Healing Power of Velvet.   Below are the components of Velvet Antler that are identified in the book.

  • Amino acids - Including essential amino acids.
  • Linolenic acid - The most significant of our essential fatty acids.
  • Phospholipids - The major structural lipids (fats) of most of out cellular membranes.
  • Minerals - Calcium, Phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium.
  • Collagen - Protein substance of the fibers of skin, tendon, bone, cartilage, and all other connective tissue; particularly collagen type II
  • Proteoglycans - Important for elasticity of joints, basic structural building block of joint cartilage.
  • Glucosamine sulfate - Component of chondroitin sulfate; necessary for connective tissue.
  • Prostaglandins - Naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents.

Histrorical Uses

Antler is said to build up the body's natural resources against disease or a chronic condition. It is considered a great energy product. According to reports from Russia, New Zealand, and the Orient, antler generates hemoglobin, controls blood pressure, increases lung efficiency, improves muscle tone and glandular functions, sharpens the wits, heals stomach ulcers, relieves the inflammation of arthritis and eases the debilities of old age.

An early Chinese herbal written around A.D. 200 describes the uses of growing antlers, "Deer Velvet tastes sweet and it's property is warm". Pilose antler (velvet antler) used in the cardiovascular system works on hypertension.

The Yin and Yang concept of medicine deals with balances. Velvet antler is considered a good way of bringing the body back into balance and to keep it there. The Chinese use velvet antler as a tonic to maintain good health, cure sickness and to strengthen a weakened body. Velvet antler is consumed for various purposes that include: to increase blood in the body; to reduce kidney deficiency (insufficient secretion of sexual hormones); to remedy cardiovascular disorders (anemia, low blood pressure or hypotomia); to promote rapid healing; for recuperation and regeneration of damaged tissue; to remedy sexual disorders in men (impotency, watery semen, premature ejaculation, hypertrophy of prostate gland); to treat menstrual disorders and menopause in women; and for treatment for cold extremities, lumbago, clear and profuse urine, weight loss, slow growth in children, weak bone and sinews, cold hands and feet, to bear colder weather, dysmenorrhoea, and leukonhonea.

The Koreans have compared it with our vitamins and health foods. One dose does not lift an invalid from the sick bed overnight, or jolt the impotent into mythic sexual prowess. The average Korean family buys about 30 grams of dried velvet a month.

Velvet antler has been used in Russia since the fifteenth century. Organized farming for antlers, however, did not begin until about 1840 in Russia. Pantocrin, a lipid extract of velvet antler was introduced in 1931 and has a long history of being used by Russian athletes. Both research and clinical studies from Russia show beneficial results for athletes. Dr. Arkady Koulton, M.D.,Ph.D. and past chairman of the Medical Committee of the Russian Body Building Federation has conducted controlled studies on Olympic athletes in the Soviet Union. Results have shown that athletes taking pantocrin had significant endurance increases.

Today several world class athletes are benefiting from the use of velvet antler. The Olympic Committee of Russia has approved a velvet antler formula for training Russian sportsmen for Olympic Games 2000 in Sidney.