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

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Elk velvet antler (EVA) is an entirely renewable health powerhouse. It has been used as an all-natural dietary supplement and health treatment throughout the Eastern world for more than 2,000 years. Wapiti Labs of Minnesota uses a proprietary extraction technique to get the most from this incredibly beneficial resource that can be used by humans and animals to promote strength, stamina and a healthy immune system.

Elk velvet antler has been used for centuries originating with Traditional Chinese Medicine. The majority of the world’s velvet antler supply comes from New Zealand with China following close behind. Wapiti Labs, Inc. is the Midwest’s original elk velvet antler company and we pride ourselves on our perfected proprietary techniques and sustainability.

Wapiti Labs’ 320-acre elk ranch is a pollution-free expanse of land that is home to healthy elk producing Minnesota’s premier antler velvet. The benefits of elk antler velvet are vast and unknown to many—which is why we’re here to share the health benefits to be had through this renewable and sustainable resource.

Once a year, antlers are removed from healthy bulls under the direction of our herd veterinarian. An elk’s antler is its fastest growing tissue and it grows back year after year, making this source incredibly renewable. Antlers can grow nearly 1” every day. While the antlers are growing, they are covered in a coating of soft velvet—and is harvested at this stage.

An elk’s velvety antlers start being harvested when it’s roughly one to two years old. Antlers will continue to be harvested until the elk is around 15 years old. As this is done yearly through a stag’s life, we ensure that the safest procedures are adhered to—antler velvet harvesting is an incredibly humane practice. If antlers aren’t harvested, an elk will otherwise naturally shed its calcified antlers every year as its testosterone levels drop around late fall / early winter.

Once an elk’s antlers have been harvested, it won’t feel any pain or side effects from the procedure. Once its antlers are collected, the elk are free to spend their carefree days roaming Wapiti Lab’s expansive acreage and getting cared for by our elk veterinarian until their antlers continue their natural growth process.

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Wapiti Labs takes EVA seriously—it’s all we do. We firmly believe in the immense benefits pure elk velvet antler has to offer. Research shows its rich in glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and more.

Here is some of what EVA is known to be composed of by Traditional Chinese Medicine Experts:
- Amino Acids: Great for muscle recovery and repair
- Collagen: The most abundant protein in the body, helps protect your 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 your red blood cells

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When you use Wapiti Labs EVA dietary supplements, you can count on absolute quality. When you pore over our list of all-natural ingredients, you won’t be finding fillers such as shark cartilage dead shellfish, bovine trachea or lamb lung like you may find in other products. Instead you’ll find herbs, fruits and roots such as morinda root or cinnamon bark.

Wapiti Labs elk velvet antler is committed to the highest-quality product we can provide. We can personally guarantee of our product—whether it’s being purchased as an ingredient, a health supplement for humans or a chew for dogs—as the EVA is coming straight from our own source of registered and monitored elk.

Our elk ranch, Wolf Creek Elk Ranch, is free of pollution, away from the city, and encourages a stress-free environment as we allow no more than one elk per acre of land to prevent overpopulation. As our elk are well-fed and cared for by our caring crew and veterinarian, we know only the antlers of healthy elk are harvested and used in our products.

The antlers are absolutely humanely harvested with utmost care and responsibility—the elk feel no pain or side effects from the process. Our elk veterinarian carefully oversees the entire process for each elk. The antlers are harvested during their time of highest biological activity, the velvet growth stage, as this is when the antler contains the most nutrients.

To preserve the highest nutrient level possible, Wapiti Labs uses a proprietary extraction and manufacturing process. The end result is a concentrated nutrient-dense powder, tablets or liquid formula to be used as the basis for our human and pet dietary supplements.

Because of our attention to detail and desire for quality, the result of our efforts is an all-natural, 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.
These supplements have no known side effects and could be the best organic solution to enhancing stamina, increasing your libido, repairing tissues and muscle, or helping your organs stay healthy. The reach of elk velvet antler is seemingly endless.

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