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Products for people available from Shooting Star Ranch are:

- EVA Performance 30/500 mg capsules
- EVA Arthritis 30/500 mg capsules

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EVA Performance by Shooting Star top^

Yang, the energy side of Chinese life is believed to come from the majestic elk.  The performance benefits that they have known about for centuries have now been substantiated by western research. 

EVA (elk velvet antler) has been shown to:

  1. boost energy levels
  2. increase physical stamina
  3. assist blood flow
  4. prevent or repair muscle and tissue damage following exercise
  5. stimulate muscle and tissue growth
  6. improve joint and bone health
  7. fight inflammation
  8. enhance the immune system
  9. slow aging

Centuries of Chinese practice and experience, combined with modern scientific research and anecdotal evidence, suggest that EVA (elk velvet antler) has a positive effect on athletic performance. From the young amateur athlete to the more seasoned professional, EVA (elk velvet antler) is an excellent choice for either its healing characteristics and to increase your performance.

“Maximum Performance – Naturally!”

EVA Arthritis by Shooting Star top^

“Elk Velvet Antler provides nutritional support for joint structure and function.”    - approved indication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

There is no known cure for arthritis.  EVA (elk velvet antler) can help meet the four main objectives in treating the disease:  reducing inflammation and pain, preserving joint function, preventing deformity and optimizing functional health and well being.

EVA (elk velvet antler) is clinically proven to relieve symptoms of arthritis.

Studies have definitively confirmed that the chondroitin sulfate in velvet antler actually “helps restore joint function”. 

Collagen constitutes more than a quarter of the total fibrous protein which works together with the connective tissues of the human body. 

Glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and collagen are currently in favor by those seeking a natural remedy for arthritis. The FDA recognizes their effectiveness, and allows structure and function claims for joint health. But when they are naturally packaged in EVA, the various co-factors seem to result in a significant performance edge over the isolated chemicals when it comes to repairing damaged joints.
Velvet antler is also one of a very few natural sources for IGF-I and II, the secondary hormones that do the work for human growth hormone. These are probably the substances responsible for increased effectiveness of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate in velvet antler. The only other natural sources of growth hormone are colostrum (the "first milk" produced shortly after a cow or a human mother gives birth) and blue-green algae nucleus (chlorella is the most available source).
You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again!
Because you deserve to feel great everyday!”

What is EVA? top^

EVA is a safe, natural remedy that relieves joint pain and promotes bone, muscle and cartilage growth.  Natural anti inflammatory

EVA is a nutritional supplement, without compromising side effects that often accompany many synthetic prescription drugs or even some over-the-counter medications. EVA also works well on its own.

EVA may be one of the missing elements in the modern diet that has allowed tragic losses to our collective health.  EVA has been shown to:

  1. enhance metabolism
  2. slow the aging process
  3. improve thyroid functions
  4. alleviate inflammatory conditions
  5. enhance the immune system and to protect and restore damaged organ tissues
  6. relieves joint pain
  7. promotes bone, muscle and cartilage growth

Click here to read more about the complex list of ingredients found naturally in EVA.

Where does EVA come from? top^

Elk antlers regenerate every year, and are known to be the fastest growing animal tissue known. Antler is the only mammalian bone structure that regenerates annually. Elk Velvet Antler (EVA), the form used for nutritional purposes, is harvested from the elk about half-way through the incredibly prolific annual growth cycle.  EVA is loaded with growth factors, immune factors, cartilage, glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and collagen – unlike the inert and calcified horn or tooth that are permanent and do not regenerate annually.  The harvesting process used by elk farmers is not harmful to the elk.  The velvety covering on the antler is not used in the EVA products.  It is the inner cartilaginous matrix that is used.    

Elk have the ability to rapidly heal their own broken bones, torn muscles and severed tendons.  The elk is the only animal that is known to utilize self-healing powers to regenerate bone, muscle and tissue.  It is these properties that, in fact, produce the antlers annually.  A truly remarkable and renewable all natural product!

References & Scientific Research top^

April 2000, Banff, Alberta. This is the time and place that nutritional supplements based on deer and elk antler finally achieve scientific recognition in the west - a recognition that has been taken for granted for well over two thousand years in the east. This was the first in Canada, Antler Science and Product Technology Symposium.  Every four years the symposium brings together a world community of scientists, doctors, processors, producers and consumers to further the exchange of knowledge and to explore new insights about antler. 

  1. J.S. Sim, H.H. Sunwoo, R.J. Hudson, B.T. Joen (2001). Antler Science and Product Technology
  2. B. Kamen & P. Kamen (1999).  The Remarkable Healing Power of Velvet Antler
  3. Cindy Ewashkiw & Dr. Marion Allen (2001).  Velvet Antler, a Gift from Nature (2nd Edition)
  4. Research links.  Alberta Elk Commission www.evaalberta.com

History of the use of EVA top^

2000 years of good health.  Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used EVA (elk velvet antler) to treat a variety of ailments and improve the general health and well being of their patients.  Yin and Yang are rest and energy.  The Asians strive for balance.  Yin is inner peace while Yang, the energy side is thought to come from the majestic elk.

Traditional Asian health focuses on the prevention of ill health.  Medical practices in the western world uses the opposite theory of treatment after illness sets in.

EVA (elk velvet antler) is considered the second most important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine (the first is ginseng). 

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