rom our simple beginnings in mid-2001 when we began in Southern California, we have grown into the nations leader in velvet antler extract. Our corporate headquarters is currently located in Tampa, Florida. While the attributes of velvet antler extract have been widely documented, not all products are created equally. At BioProtein Technology, velvet antler products are not merely a part of what we do; velvet antler extract is the very center of our focus.
he emphasis at our ranch is velvet antler. We are a vertically integrated velvet antler company and control the entire process from conception of the elk at our farm facility in Idaho to the bottling of our unique velvet antler extract product. This ensures the health and welfare of our animals as well as the safety and high standard of our product. Like any farming trade, producing a high quality product requires years of experience, knowledge and a passion for the product. Our breeding program is crafted to raise animals that produce the most abundant and highest quality velvet antler possible, while serving the needs of the animals. The timing of harvest and the methods we use to harvest the antler are second to none.
We maintain the animals at optimum levels of health, guaranteeing the highest quality product for our customers. In fact, in order to sustain our business it is necessary to actively support the yearlong health and well being of each animal involved in our program. Velvet antler comes from clipping the antler while in its growth phase during mating season. The stags are never in danger during the harvesting process and BioProtein Technology takes the appropriate measures to ensure that the animals are not harmed. Harvesting of the velvet antler does not cause the animal pain or excessive stress.
Each year, a harvest of velvet antler is collected and the antlers are regrown over the next year, making our product renewable and environmentally friendly. Once the antler is clipped, it is freeze-dried and put through our own extraction process to ensure the high quality of its constituents.
The Extraction Process
We have developed a three-step extraction process that is unique to BioProtein Technology. We do not outsource our raw materials and we do not sell our raw materials to other suppliers. Our 43:1 extract is the most potent and bio-actively available velvet antler extract on the market.
An Improved Bottling Method
BioProtein Technology products only use amber glass bottles that prevent the harmful effects of sunlight from degrading the bioactive components of the extract; thus protecting the quality and the effectiveness of our extract before it reaches the customer and while in the hands of the customer. The all-glass environment prevents the polypeptides from binding to things like plastic containers or the plastic tube used for most spray velvet antler extracts. Growth factor molecules tend to bind to plastic (plastic bottles, droppers and spray nozzles) and not glass, thus our packaging provides a superior environment for the velvet antler extract products.
A Superior Delivery System with Organic Grape Alcohol
The organic grape alcohol works to stimulate the tissue under the tongue that is responsible for allowing the diffusion of nutrients into the bloodstream. The unique properties of organic grape sugars make organic grape alcohol an exemplary extractor of nutrients. The nature of the alcohol works to preserve the organic components of the velvet antler. Also, aside from being hypoallergenic, our grape alcohol is entirely free from genetic modification and is gluten free.
Benefits of Our Delivery System
For sensitive compounds that are subject to high rates of degradation and/or low intestinal absorption, oral routes of delivery offer major advantages over traditional encapsulated formulas. This oral delivery mechanism of our product allows the nutrient rich bioactive molecules to be absorbed directly into your blood stream orally and through the interior lining of your cheeks, thus avoiding the degrading action of the gastrointestinal tract, poor absorption in the intestines and metabolism in the liver that may decrease the bioactivity of traditional ingested tablets by 90%. BioProtein Technology products are designed to achieve maximum bioactivity, absorption and effectiveness. Through its delivery system, important growth factors are allowed to pass directly into the bloodstream. Our extract ensures that these crucial ingredients are delivered unaltered into the body and at a high rate of absorption, rather than broken down in the digestive tract.