Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT IS VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT? (VAE)?

Made up of 18 bio-identical growth factors, VAE offers a wide range of health and medicinal benefits to patients of all ages and conditions.  Some incredible benefits include:

 

• Increases Energy

• Speeds Up Recovery

• Promotion of Sleep

• Increases Libido

• Helps with Depression

• Slows Weight Gain

• Assists with Aging Skin

• Reduces Body Fat

 

Used by professional athletes and celebrities around the world for years, velvet antler extract is one of the world’s oldest superfoods and the most nutrient-dense supplements available today.  Velvet antler extract provides a more extensive collection of nutritional components than any other single source used to provide raw materials for dietary supplements. The biochemical matrix found in the live, growing velvet antler contains a complete range of beneficial growth factors

ARE THE ELK HURT OR DO THEY FEEL PAIN? 

Absolutely not.  We use a harvesting process that does not cause the animals any pain or excessive stress.  The quick snipping process can remove the antlers with minimal stress or discomfort.  The elk are never in danger during the harvesting process and BioProtein Technology takes the appropriate measures to ensure that the animals are not harmed in any way.   Our onsite veterinarian has complete oversight, ensuring the elk are in a safe environment.

WHAT IS IGF-1

IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) is a naturally occurring growth hormone capable of providing a wide array of health benefits.  Many studies and extensive research have been performed showing that increased natural levels of this polypeptide provide a slew of health benefits.

 

Many of the doctors that we work with have asked about the negative side effects of IGF-1 that they have heard in the news.  It’s important to note, these apply solely to synthetic versions that have been unsuccessfully copied in laboratories.  At BioProtein Technology, we do not offer any synthetic or isolated versions of IGF-1. The insulin-like growth factor found in our velvet antler extract is a 70-chain amino acid sequence, the way your body naturally produces it on its own.

ARE BIOPROTEIN’S PRODUCTS ALL-NATURAL?

Yes.  Here at BioProtein Technology, we only use the highest quality all-natural, raw materials.  Our products have no binders, chemicals, or fillers and no raw material has been touched with GMO or other potentially harmful materials.

WHY IS TAKING A PRODUCT SUBLINGUALLY MORE BENEFICIAL?

Maximum Absorption.  Our product allows the nutrient’s rich bioactive molecules to be absorbed directly into the blood stream orally and through the interior lining of your cheeks.  BioProtein Technology’s products are designed to achieve maximum bioactivity, absorption and effectiveness.

WHERE DOES VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT COME FROM?

The extract we provide is derived from the growing antlers of mature male elk. Elk antlers regrow entirely from scratch year after year, and in fact, elk are the only mammals capable of continuously regenerating an appendage.  Our onsite veterinarian places particular attention to the harvesting process making certain the needs of the elk are met.  The elk are never harmed and feel no pain during the clipping process.

WHY IS VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT SO POWERFUL?

Made up of 18 bio-identical growth factors, VAE offers a wide range of health and medicinal benefits to patients of all ages and conditions.  Antlers grow at a rate of over 1 inch per day in a cartilaginous state beneath a velvet-like skin which provides them with a constant supply of fresh blood and nutrients to assist growth.  Antlers can reach an impressive size of over six feet in diameter and usually weigh several hundred pounds. And even more amazing, all this growth happens in a very short time frame – usually 3-4 months.  As you can see, velvet antler provides a large, extensive collection of nutritional components providing raw materials for your patients and their dietary supplements.

WHY ARE BIOPROTEIN’S PRODUCTS SO POPULAR IN THE ALL-NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY?

Our velvet antler products are controlled entirely by us from raising the elk on our farms to bottling the final products in our FDA compliant lab in Tampa, FL.  This ensures the final product is the purest single source of IGF-1 and other superfood materials.  We use a 43:1 ratio for our products, which means we begin the process with 43 pounds of antler material and extract it down to only 1 pound of the purified product.  Our unique 3 step extraction process allows us to provide velvet antler extract that is the most bio-actively available on the market.

No, the velvet antler products simply work to bring your hormones back to an optimal state and help your body be at its best. Supplementing with velvet antler may reduce body fat and help the development of lean muscle mass, but cannot cause too much muscle mass because it is all natural.

Many women find that our products provide relief from menopause symptoms. However, we recommend consulting your doctor or healthcare provider before beginning a new supplement.

Many women prefer the natural hormone balancing effects of our products over synthetic hormone replacement therapies. However, we recommend you consult your doctor or healthcare provider before taking a new supplement while on estrogen therapy.

Although there are no known contraindications with velvet antler while pregnant or breastfeeding we recommend you consult your doctor or healthcare provider for approval before beginning a new supplement.

For best results take this in the morning on an empty stomach. Make sure your mouth is clear of all food particles (rinse your mouth with water before use). Hold 30 drops (2/3 of a dropper) under the tongue for 90 seconds, swish around your mouth for an additional 30 seconds and then swallow the remnants. Wait 10 to 15 minutes after consumption to consume any food or beverages.

Alcohol works as part of the delivery system, allowing direct absorption into the bloodstream. It also serves as an all-natural preservative and strengthens the product.

Our formulas are not encapsulated because capsules do not provide the best form of absorption into the body. For instance traditional tablet or capsule absorption is greatly affected by stomach acid, intestinal absorption and liver metabolism. These three processes can lower absorptions rates by 90-99%. Growth factors cannot be administered in an oral tablet; they are unstable molecules and break down as soon as they hit stomach acid. Our delivery system allows for direct absorption into the bloodstream, so the body has better access and utilization of them.

We only use amber glass bottles that prevent the harmful effects of sunlight from degrading the bioactive components of the extract. The all-glass environment prevents the polypeptides from binding to things like plastic containers and tubing used by most spray velvet antler products. Growth factor molecules tend to bind to plastic and not glass, so our packaging provides a superior environment for a velvet antler extract product.

Our products offer numerous benefits for people of all ages. If you are under the age of 18 we recommend consulting your doctor or healthcare provider before beginning supplementation with any dietary product.

Yes, none of our products will interfere with other supplements and Hydro Cell can actually enhance the absorption and utilization of vitamins and minerals, allowing you to take less of them and get a more potent effect. However, we recommend that before taking any nutritional supplement you first speak to your doctor or healthcare provider.

Our products are natural whole foods that work as healing therapies. However, before taking any nutritional supplement, it is important to first speak to your doctor or health care provider. Our product has no known or documented side effects or drug interactions.

These products will not interfere with each other and can be taken together on an empty stomach. In fact, Hydro Cell should be taken with other supplements, as it will enhance the absorption and utilization of them.

Derma• T Recovery Serum is best used when joints and muscles feel sore. Derma• T Youthful is best used as part of the daily regimen on wrinkles, burns, age spots, and other skin imperfections. Make sure the skin is dry before application for optimal absorption.

Yes, Derma• T will not cause any reaction with other topical products.

No, the oils in Derma• T are all natural, non-allergenic, and will not cause breakouts.

Derma• T delivers growth factors right into an injury site through a delivery system. This combination of oils helps to heal injuries.

Yes, this product is a super food mix and is often used as meal replacement and after workout protein. As nutrition from many different sources is important, do not let BioProtein Complete be your sole source of nutrition.

BioProtein Complete works best as an after workout protein and as a meal replacement.

Yes, even though colostrum is a dairy product, because it is a newborn’s first food it is very rich in proteins and immunoglobins and contains significantly less lactose than regular milk.

No, Remabolic will not cause drowsiness; it only helps to improve the quality of the sleep that you do get.

No, your body will not become dependent on it, but most people find that they feel more refreshed and ready for the day when using Remabolic the night before and decide to use it most nights.

Yes, if you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep through the night, more than one dose may be better for you. We recommend starting with a half dose and working up as needed to assess tolerance.

Most people take Remabolic right before bed because they feel the calming effects right away. For those who have trouble getting to sleep, taking Remabolic about 30- 45 minutes before bed may be optimal.

Stopping supplementation with Sub• D Tropin will not cause weight gain. However, Sub• D does have appetite suppressing effects so you may experience less satisfaction from small meals and therefore begin to eat more.

Yes, Sub• D is often taken before all meals to reduce calorie intake.

During times when you would normally over eat, or about 30 minutes before all meals to make reducing calorie intake less of a challenge.

Sub• M.I.C. can be used as a lipotropic injection support or alternative. Sub• M.I.C. may be more beneficial than injections because you can take a daily dose instead of a large dose once a week. When taken in a large dose (like enough for the week) the body will simply excrete what it does not need.

Yes. We do not recommend taking more than three doses a day due to the mild stimulant effects.

Sub• M.I.C. is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach.

Yes. Sub• B Tropin provides better quality and delivery of B vitamins than in any encapsulated forms.

Yes, many Americans have vitamin B deficiencies due to the foods we eat and because vitamin B is water-soluble your body excretes what it does not use.

Sub• B Tropin is best used in the morning and also at any time of day when an energy boost is desired. It is important to take water-soluble vitamins like B vitamins every day because deficiency occurs quickly.

No, we do not harm the elk for its antlers; it is a renewable food source. The antler actually hardens, falls off naturally, and regrows every year. The animals are humanely treated and kept in an optimal state of health so that we are always producing high quality velvet antler extract. The process for the animal is about as painful and stressful as clipping a human fingernail.

No, velvet antler is 90% proteins or amino acids. These amino acids bind together in large sequences to create growth factors. For instance the IGF-1 molecule is a 70-chain amino acid sequence. Since the supplements are primarily proteins, whatever your body is not absorbing you will just excrete through urine or sweat.

No, our products are not like HGH because HGH is synthetically derived. IGF-1 is the metabolite or end result of natural growth hormone (GH), velvet antler also contains a balanced matrix of growth factors, including the master growth factor, which is IGF-1. In total there are over 100 active constituents found in velvet antler extract.

No, this is not a synthetic product or version of IGF-1. It is also not an isolated version of IGF-1. Whenever you take an isolate you create some imbalance in your body. The IGF-1 in velvet antler is derived and delivered as it was intended in nature, which is in a balanced matrix. The IGF-1 found in velvet antler is a 70-chain amino acid sequence, which is what your body naturally produces on its own.

No, this is a 100% natural raw super food supplement.

Velvet antler has been used for over 2,000 years and falls only second in use in Asia to ginseng. It has been used in Eastern medicine and is still used and continuously researched to this day. Domestically we are the fourth largest consumer of velvet antler extract in the world.

BioProtein Technology is a vertically integrated velvet antler company, meaning we have full control from the conception of the animal to the end bottling of the product. Since we start with a superior raw material we have a great advantage against the competition. We also have an exclusive 43:1 extract, meaning that it takes 43 pounds of raw antler to make 1 pound of freeze dried extract, we then extract it twice more into water and organic grape alcohol.

There are 3 different dosage ranges that can be utilized by those who are active to mildly active, moderately active and extremely active.

Our products are not drugs and are naturally derived and therefore will not cause dependency. Our products are super foods and provide nutrition crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many people who temporarily stop taking our products chose to begin supplementation again because they can feel the difference.

Yes, Tribulus is a safe and effective hormone modulator and has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine for both men and women. Tribulus helps regulate hormones and cannot raise or lower any hormone out of a naturally balanced range.

Yes. We actually encourage double dosing for your first two weeks of supplementation to jumpstart the effects of these products. Take one dose in the morning and one in the evening on an empty stomach.

VAE and Sub• L Tropin are best taken in the morning on an empty stomach. When double dosing, the second dose should be taken later in the day on an empty stomach.