1) 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
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) 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.
7) 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.
8) 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.
9) Will the Velvet Antler products make me look too muscular?
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.
10) How do I take these products and when is the best time to use it?
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.
11) Why is there grape alcohol in these products?
The grape 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.
12) Why aren’t the products in a capsule?
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.
13) Why are the products packaged in glass bottling?
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.
14) Are these products for patients of all ages?
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.
15) I am taking other supplements (i.e. protein powders, multi-vitamins, joint formulas), can I still take these products in addition to my non-prescription supplements?
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.
16) Can I take these along with my prescriptions drugs?
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.
17) If I am taking several of these products, can I take them at the same time or do I need to space them out?
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.