EVA Naturally Contains
Calcium(Ca) – provides structure for bones and teeth, and is essential for nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction and blood clotting.
Copper(Cu) – necessary for red blood cell development, bones and nerves.
Iron(Fe) – essential for blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body.
Manganese(Mn) – needed for development of bones and connective tissue, and for normal functioning of the nervous system.
Magnesium(Mg) – needed in metabolic reactions and storing and releasing energy in cells.
Phosphorus(P) – provides structure for bones and teeth and is a component of nearly all metabolic reactions.
Potassium(K) – needed for nerve and muscle function.
Selenium(Se) – powerful antioxidant.
Sulfur(S) – is a component of various amino acids and insulin.
Zinc(Zn) – part of the enzymes involved in digestion and respiration, and is necessary for normal wound healing and skin health.
Proteins (including all essential amino acids) – are the structural materials in cells and aid in growth and repair of tissues.
Collagen Type II – major structural component of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
Lipids (all essential fatty acids including omega 3 and 6) – build cell parts and boost energy for cellular activities.
Growth Hormones and Growth Factors
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Growth hormones and factors have an effect on growth and maintenance of bones, promoting protein and fat metabolism, stimulating cartilage growth, and thickening and lengthening bones in children. They also have growth promoting actions on skin. IGF-1 is well known as a natural anti-aging factor. IGF-1 encourages the absorption of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate – two important ingredients in the treatment of joint pain. IGF-1 levels decline in humans as we age, with detrimental effects on muscle tissue.
Hyaluronic acid – is the cement material on connective tissue and a component of synovial fluid that cushions the joint.
Chondroitin sulfate – an extremely potent anti-inflammatory agent.
Glucosamine sulfate – an amino sugar that occurs naturally in the body. Its’ glue-like qualities help to hold tissues together. It is also a major component of synovial fluid, which lubricates and serves as a shock absorber for the joints.
Erythropoetin – a hormone produced naturally in the kidneys and released into the bloodstream in response to low oxygen levels, thus helping to increase oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Prostaglandins – a chemical messenger produced in virtually all tissues causing a broad range of positive effects on many of the body’s defense systems.
Phospohlipids – effective structural materials in cell membranes. They help to facilitate the passage of fat in and out of cells and blood.
Glycosphingolipids – involved in cell metabolism and growth.
More information sources
There is extensive information available on EVA from a wide variety of sources. We have found the following sources very informative:
“The Remarkable Healing Power of Velvet Antler” – by Dr. Betty Kamen, Ph.D.
“Velvet Antler – A Gift From Nature” – by Cindy Ewashkiw, D.T. & Dr. Marion Allen, Ph.D. R.N.
“Antler Science and Product Technology” – Edited by J.S. Sim, H.H. Sunwoo, R.J. Hudson, B.T. Jeon
What is EVA?
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:
- enhance metabolism
- slow the aging process
- improve thyroid functions
- alleviate inflammatory conditions
- enhance the immune system and to protect and restore damaged organ tissues
- relieves joint pain
- 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?
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
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.
- J.S. Sim, H.H. Sunwoo, R.J. Hudson, B.T. Joen (2001). Antler Science and Product Technology
- B. Kamen & P. Kamen (1999). The Remarkable Healing Power of Velvet Antler
- Cindy Ewashkiw & Dr. Marion Allen (2001). Velvet Antler, a Gift from Nature (2nd Edition)
- Research links. Alberta Elk Commission www.evaalberta.com
History of the use of EVA
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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