1.) Do you harm the elk for it’s antlers?
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.
2) Can I overdose on this product?
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.
3) Is this like HGH?
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.
4) Is this like synthetic IGF-1?
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.
5) Are there side effects with this product?
No, this is a 100% natural raw super food supplement.
6) How and when was velvet antler discovered?
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.
7) What makes BioProtein Technology velvet antler so special?
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.
8) How do I know which strength to take?
There are 3 different dosage ranges that can be utilized by those who are active to mildly active, moderately active and extremely active.
9) Will I become dependent on any of the velvet antler extract products? Will I always need to stay on it?
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.
10) Is the Tribulus in Sub-L safe for women?
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.
11) Is it okay to take more of the recommended daily dosage?
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.
12) When is the best time to take it?
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.