Qeva Elk Velvet Antler Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ’s)
What Does Qeva stand For?
QEVA – stands for Quality Elk Velvet Antler.
What is Elk Velvet Antler?
Elk velvet antler, often referred to as EVA, means products made from velvet antlers harvested humanely at the time of highest biological activity, which are then frozen, dried and ground into powder. EVA is a renewable product. Male elk grow new antlers each year and many produce EVA for up to 15 years.
What Benefits will Qeva Elk Velvet Antler Provide?
Strong anecdotal evidence from traditional oriental medicine with western scientific research studies in China, Russia, New Zealand and North America over the last century have confirmed that EVA can provide the following benefits:
- Relief from the pain and swelling associated with arthritis,
- Increased energy levels and vitality,
- Improved stamina, muscle strength and endurance,
- Reduced recovery and healing times,
- Restore bone mass and support joint function,
- Stimulation of the immune system,
- Improved blood circulation and mental alertness.
EVA is a safe, natural remedy without the side effects occasionally caused by some prescription and over-the-counter medications.
What does Elk Velvet Antler contain?
Qeva elk velvet antler is a rich source of up to 40 compounds that work in synergy to provide numerous benefits to users. Key compounds naturally found in EVA include glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, collagen, amino acids, fatty acids, growth factors ( IGF-1, prostaglandins ), and minerals, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Qeva is an all natural supplement for enhancing health, fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
How Does Qeva Compare to Other Products that Contain Glucosamine and/or Chondroitin Sulfate?
Many of the other products on the market that contain glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate are made from animal by-products such as shark cartilage, shellfish and bovine cartilage. Production of these products involves ending the life of these animals. While these products can provide some relief for conditions such as arthritis, there are many added benefits that only Qeva can provide because it contains many other compounds that the single trait products lack. It is the synergy of all of the compounds contained in EVA that makes it such an effective product.
How Does Qeva Compare with prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers for joint problems?
NSAIDs (Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) are common prescription and OTC pain relievers. They include such products as: acetaminophen, aspirin, naproxen, oxaproxin, nabumetone, diclofenac and ibuprofen. These drugs may produce side effects such as liver damage, kidney damage and bleeding from the intestinal tract. Qeva elk velvet antler does not produce any serious side effects at recommended dosages. In addition, NSAIDs only mask the underlying problems by relieving the symptoms such as pain and do not address the cause of the problem. Research has shown the EVA contains compounds relieve the symptoms of pain and swelling and help repair cartilage damage and function in joints with osteoarthritis.
What is the Recommended Dosage of Qeva Products?
The benefits of Qeva elk velvet antler are dose dependent. The usual dosage ranges from 4 mg. to 10 mg. per pound of body weight. The optimal dosage for arthritis and other chronic painful conditions is 7 mg per pound. Qeva is supplied as 280 mg capsules or in powder form. During the initial loading phase of 2 to 4 weeks, the recommended dosage is one capsule, or ¼ level tsp. of powder per 50 lbs. of body weight. After the initial 30 days, dosage levels may be reduced according to the patient’s needs. Often, 2 to 3 capsules or one level tsp. of powder is the effective maintenance level for most patients.
When Should Qeva Start Working?
Qeva will produce results within one to two weeks in most people. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond to Qeva. Dogs and cats will show marked relief of symptoms of osteoarthritis and senility within 2 to 4 days.
When Should Qeva be taken?
It is usually recommended that the dosage be split and taken both in the morning and at night. If taken once per day, Qeva should be taken in the morning.
Does Qeva have any Side Effects?
To date, there have been only minimal side effects reported from taking Qeva elk velvet antler. In older men, occasionally the symptoms of enlarged prostrate are made worse for a few weeks, but then gradually return to normal. Large dosages can cause transient gastrointestinal upset in people and dogs.
Can Qeva be Taken with Other Medications?
There have not been any undesirable effects noted by taking Qeva with other medications. However, it is not recommended to take Qeva with other prescription medications, unless recommended by a health care provider.
Are there Other Added Ingredients in Qeva?
No. Qeva is an all natural product and does not contain any added fillers, preservatives colors or flavours.
How is Qeva Administered to Pets or Other Animals?
Qeva is supplied as capsules, powder or as Elk Bites for pets. Elk Bites are made with freeze-dried heart, liver and kidney and are very palatable for both dogs and cats. Powder may be sprinkled over moist pet food and capsules can be given to pets directly. The dosage for Qeva Elk Bites and Joint Mobility capsules is one bite or capsule for 35 to40 pounds of body weight.
Does Qeva Benefit Other Animals?
Yes. Qeva is very beneficial for both dogs and cats and will help relieve symptoms such as lameness in horses from conditions such as navicular disease and knee and hock problems. Qeva can be sprinkled over moist oats or sweet feed to administer it to horses. The dosage range is one level tsp. for every 100 to 250 pounds of body weight.
Is Removal of the Elk Velvet Antlers Painful to the Elk?
Qeva is harvested from the elk bulls under a protocol developed with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. This protocol requires training and certification of the owners/operators and is done humanely using analgesia to block the pain. The elk are restrained in a padded squeeze and chemicals or medications are not used on the animals for any Qeva products.
How are the Elk Raised?
The elk are raised outdoors in large pastures using all natural feeds, without hormones, antibiotics or animal protein supplements. All elk used to produce velvet antlers are regularly tested and monitored for diseases, including tuberculosis and chronic wasting disease.
How Can You Be Sure that Qeva is a Quality Product?
All velvet antler used in Qeva products is harvested at the time of highest biological activity and is freeze-dried to prevent damage from heat and to ensure maximum potency and long shelf-life. Qeva products are produced with a 10 step Quality Assurance Program to ensure the highest levels of biological activity. Only whole antlers which have a dry-down percentage of less than 36% are used in the preparation of Qeva products, and no more than 35% of the antlers may be from animals under 5 years of age to ensure maximum efficacy.
Where Can Qeva be Purchased?
Our existing distributors and their contact information is listed on our order page. If you cannot locate a distributor or retail store in your vicinity, please contact us.
Prepared by: Dr. Terry Church, Ranch Manager and Veterinarian,
Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch / Qeva