The Benefits of EVA
There is no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis. But EVA
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.
The strong anecdotal evidence from traditional Chinese medicine,
combined with the solid and growing body of empirical evidence from
Western scientific research, validates the following benefits delivered
• Its ability to fight inflammation.
• Promotion of bone and joint health.
• Stimulation of the immune system.
• Stimulation of muscle and tissue growth.
These benefits work in support of the four objectives listed above
for the relief of arthritis. In addition, they’re delivered
by a natural product that carries none of the worrisome side effects
associated with modern arthritis medications. EVA
per cent natural; it comes from the farm, not the lab!
The natural substances in EVA have
also been shown to address other health issues and contribute to
general well being. EVA can provide:
• Anti-aging effects (inhibition of the activity of some enzymes
associated with aging).
• Anti-cancer activity (some anti-tumor effects against certain
forms of cancer cells).
• Tonic effects (revitalization for those weakened by illness
or other stress).
EVA is nature’s own special
package of ingredients that form the right combination to address
many different health problems.
What is EVA?
EVA is made from elk antler. Most commonly, it’s processed
into a fine powder contained in capsules, although traditional practice
also uses antler slices for teas and soups.
EVA is composed of proteins, amino
acids, minerals, lipids and water. Specific key compounds contained
in EVA include collagen, glucosamine sulphate, chondroitin sulphate,
erythropoietin and growth hormones. These natural compounds work
to stimulate red blood cell production and cartilage cell regeneration
and development. How to Use EVA
General experience derived from both Asian and Western practice
suggests that one or two 250-350 mg capsules of EVA
per day are sufficient to maintain health and alleviate minor fatigue.
Higher doses are used for healing or performance enhancement.
Like most natural health supplements, the effects of EVA
tend to be cumulative. Typically, significant benefits are seen
after eight to 12 weeks of consistent use.Some minor side effects (headaches and nose bleeds) have
been observed at excessively high dose levels. General caution suggests
that people who take anticoagulant or blood pressure medications,
and men with an enlarged prostate gland, should seek advice before
EVA should only be used as part
of an overall health plan and should not replace prescription medication
or proper nutrition. As is the case with all dietary supplements,
you should consult your physician before using EVA.Production and Quality Assurance
In order to produce EVA,
antler is harvested annually. In partnership with the Alberta Veterinary
Medical Association, Alberta’s elk producers are all certified
to remove antler. They also must follow Alberta government regulations
designed to ensure a humane, low-stress process that protects the
animal from injury. Efficient,
humane handling methods ensure the producer a quality harvest for
many consecutive years from each bull elk. Upon removal, every antler
is tagged and logged into an Alberta government database so it can
be traced to the farm and animal of origin.
Antler is processed into powder and packaged in capsules in plants
that are rigorously monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
and Health Canada. There are
approximately a dozen EVA processing
plants in North America. The largest one, processing more EVA
than all the others combined, is located right here in Alberta near
Sangudo in the west central region of the province.
The elk that produce the antler are reared on free-range elk ranches
by producer-members of the Alberta Elk Commission. They are raised
naturally, without growth stimulants, hormones, steroids or anti-biotics.