Why Elk Velvet Antler Supplements? | Wapiti Labs, Inc.

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Wapiti Labs takes elk velvet antler seriously. But what is this material? What is it used for, and where does it come from? Let’s take a closer look at this renewable health powerhouse.

History of Elk Velvet Antler Supplementation
Elk velvet antler (EVA) has been used as a natural dietary supplement and health treatment throughout the Eastern world for more than 2,000 years, with confirmed roots stretching back to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some historical sources even date its use as far back as 3,000 years ago, when it may have been used to help treat impaired hearing, vision, and other ailments before the invention of more modern medicines.

What can Elk Antler Supplements do?
A natural adaptogen, EVA works to correct aspects of the body that are out of balance. Instead of forcing the body to react to it, it works with what the body is already doing to create equilibrium. Additionally, a number of historical claims surrounding the potential uses of EVA promote the idea that EVA aids in easing indigestion. Using a proprietary extraction technique to get the most from this beneficial resource, Wapiti Labs of Minnesota creates pet and human supplements that help to promote stamina, strength, and a healthy immune system—among other benefits.

Where does EVA come from?
Unfortunately, not many people in the U.S. are aware of what elk velvet antler can do, which is why we’re here to share the history and health benefits of this renewable, sustainable resource. The majority of the world’s velvet antler supply actually comes from overseas—New Zealand leads the world in EVA production, with China coming in as a close second. In the U.S., Wapiti Labs, Inc. is the original elk velvet antler company. We take pride in the proprietary techniques and sustainable approach we’ve perfected over our two decades in operation.

You might be wondering where we get pure EVA to use in our range of pet and human supplements. It doesn’t come from New Zealand or Australia, we’ll tell you that! Home to our herd of over 200 elk, Wolf Creek Elk Ranch is a retired 320-acre dairy farm located in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. Free of pollution and located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the ranch cultivates a stress-free atmosphere that allows us to produce Minnesota’s premier antler velvet. We allow no more than two elk per acre of land to prevent overpopulation and protect the health and temperament of our herd.

Each elk in our herd is well-fed and cared for by our attentive crew and dedicated veterinarian. And in addition to that high standard of veterinary care, all our elk are certified through the Minnesota Board of North American Elk Breeders Association, guaranteeing that only the antlers of healthy elk are harvested and used in products produced by Wapiti Labs.

An elk’s antler is its fastest-growing tissue, growing back year after year. Antlers can actually grow up to 1 inch every day! If they aren’t regularly harvested, the antlers calcify and are shed naturally on a yearly basis according to the changing seasons and the accompanying rise and drop in a bull’s testosterone levels. If harvested at the right time, a mature bull’s antlers can yield 20 to 30 pounds of Grade A velvet.

An elk’s velvety antlers are developed enough to harvest when the animal is between one to two years of age. Antlers will continue to be collected until the elk is around 15 years old. Antler velvet harvesting is a humane practice, but to keep things especially safe and stress-free for our herd, we do it once a year in the spring. Antlers are removed from healthy bulls (male elk) under the close direction of our herd veterinarian.

Some people assume that harvesting elk antler is detrimental to the health of the animals. But as we mentioned, elk naturally shed their antlers each year. Depending on how each elk’s antlers are growing, we typically harvest EVA in May or June. Additionally, elk antlers fully regenerate each year, making EVA a superbly renewable resource.

And while harvesting EVA sounds like it might take a long time, we’re actually able to complete the procedure and return the elk to its herd in under 30 seconds. Elk don’t feel any pain or experience side effects from the harvesting procedure. And, aside from those quick 30 seconds once a year, our elk are able to spend their carefree days roaming our expansive acreage and receiving high-quality care from our elk veterinarian.

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We believe so strongly in the benefits of pure EVA that we’ve made this material our sole focus. Rich in glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and other nutrients, this sustainable resource offers substantial benefits, especially for our four-legged friends.

To preserve the highest nutrient level possible, Wapiti Labs uses a proprietary EVA extraction and manufacturing process. The end result is a concentrated, nutrient-dense powder, tablets, or liquid formula that serves as the foundation for our unique dietary supplements and EVA-rich products. If you’re looking for a way to support your dog or cat’s healthy lifestyle, a supplement that takes advantage of nutrient-rich EVA is the way to go.

Here are just a few of the key components that make EVA such a powerful resource:

-Amino Acids: Great for muscle recovery and repair
-Collagen: The most abundant protein in the body, helps protect skin
-Insulin-like Growth Factors (IGF-1): For muscle and tissue growth
-Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): Stimulates cell growth for renewal or healing wounds
-Glucosamine: Vital to building and repairing joint structures such as bones, cartilage, and ligaments
-Hyaluronic Acid: Lubricates joints
-Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium
-Elements such as iron, copper, and zinc which help healthy skin, growth, the healing of wounds and red blood cells

With an online store boasting numerous products that utilize EVA as an ingredient, Wapiti Labs is your one-stop shop for taking advantage of all this resource has to offer. We’ve created a variety of unique formulas that include natural ingredients like EVA and support the health and wellness of our four-legged friends. We also offer elk antler chews, for when your canine companion needs a tough toy.

Just one of the many ways you can lovingly support your pet through their golden years, supplementation is the method we know best and can stand confidently behind. Whether you’re looking to boost your pet’s strength, vitality, mobility, longevity, and joint flexibility, or just to curb a terrible chewing habit, the eco-friendly, renewable nature of our high-quality EVA products and supplements can’t be beaten.

At Wapiti Labs, we’ve grown our business around our passion for promoting health and wellness through education and science-based supplementation. Endorsed, recommended, and distributed by veterinarians who practice both eastern and western herb-based medicinal techniques, our products could be precisely what your furry friend needs to thrive. In fact, most pet owners who introduced EVA supplements into their pet’s daily routine saw a positive change in an average of 7 to 10 days.

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By choosing our EVA supplements, you’re giving your pet the best of the best—natural ingredients like morinda root and cinnamon bark. You won’t find any fillers such as shark cartilage, dead shellfish, bovine trachea, or lamb lung in our supplements. Instead of those meaningless fillers, our supplements contain ingredients like herbs, fruits, and roots, because your furry friend deserves a high-quality supplement.

Committed to providing only the highest-quality product to our customers, every Wapiti team member can personally guarantee our product, as the EVA we use comes straight from our own source of registered and monitored elk. Whether you’re purchasing elk velvet antler as a valuable ingredient, a health supplement for humans, or a lasting chew for your overzealous pup, Wapiti Labs is proud to offer quality EVA products shipped directly to your front door.

Not sure which of our products would be most beneficial for your pet? Just ask us! We’ve put in the time and research to develop a number of supplements that address some of the most common problem areas in pets, such as joint flexibility. We’ve also created both feline and canine formulas of each of our supplements.

Maybe you know your pet needs additional support, but you’ve been unsure of where to find the right products. And, thanks to the vast range of supplements and pet products on the market, each one filled with more questionable ingredients than the next, we don’t blame you. Finding natural supplements that are truly made with quality ingredients is no easy task. But you can rest assured that you’re getting exactly that with us.

When you purchase and properly administer supplements from Wapiti Labs, you provide solid support for various systems and functions of your pet’s body at any life stage. From the gastrointestinal system to the immune system, EVA supplements are an ideal choice for providing support where and when your furry friend needs it.

At Wapiti Labs, our goal is—and has always been—to support pet owners with the tools needed to help cats and dogs live long, happy, healthy lives. Thanks to our attention to detail and commitment to quality, we’ve created a pure supplement bursting with positive benefits. EVA is quickly absorbed for use in pets and people, and our concentrated formulas enable you to take fewer doses at a lower cost per dose.

Our supplements have no known side effects and could be the best organic solution to enhancing stamina, increasing libido, repairing tissues and muscle, or helping organs stay healthy in people. If you’re searching for a way to naturally support your pet's health or give yourself an extra boost, consider our high-quality EVA supplements. The reach of elk velvet antler is seemingly endless, and your pet—and you!—should benefit from the positive results.

Core Benefits

  • • Supports joint flexibility and mobility
  • • Supports positive kidney and liver function
  • • Enhances energy levels
  • • Aids normal muscle recovery
  • • Supports a healthy immune system
  • • Supports the body's normal inflammation response
  • • Aids normal red blood cell production and circulation
  • • Enhance ability to cope with stress - physical, emotional and chemical