VIGR Lifestyles ELK VELVET ANTLER

Is Elk Velvet Antler paleo friendly?
Yes.
Should I consume VIGR Elk Velvet Antler daily?

Most people use it daily for long-term benefits; others use it when they need to increase their energy, boost immunity, decrease chronic pain, or regulate hormones. Be sure to discuss your natural supplement routine with your physician or health care practitioner regularly and prior to medical procedures.

What time of day should I take it?

Take one to two capsules each morning or as recommended by a health care practitioner. For optimum results, double the dosage for the first three weeks or until you notice an improvement in your health.

What are the benefits?

Elk velvet antler has been used for over 2,000 years in eastern medicine to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions and as a preventative measure.

Within North America, physicians have used it to treat fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, impotence, arthritis, and depression. Research also indicates that elk velvet antler:
• Increases energy and stamina
• Slows the aging process
• Boosts immunity
• Improves muscular and nerve strength
• Increases athletic performance
• Generates cell rejuvenation
• Promotes healthy hair, nails and skin
• Aids in weight loss or maintenance of healthy weight
• Regulates hormones 
• Renews mental health
• Elevates mood
• Decreases chronic pain
• Reduces stress women experiencing menopause
• Enhances memory and learning
• Reduces age-related oxidation in the liver

What makes VIGR Elk Velvet Antler different from other elk velvet antler products on the market?

VIGR Elk Velvet Antler is a premium product for a number of reasons. The elk farms that harvest on behalf of VIGR ensure their animals are free-grazing (grass-fed), hormone and drug free and humanely cared for. The product is sustainably harvested to ensure that the elk keep producing antler on a yearly basis. Additionally, the product contains more active ingredients than others on the market.

By distributing elk velvet antler harvested from western Canadian farms, we also ensure that it is safe for consumption. The North American elk industry is highly regulated.

I’ve heard that it is similar to ingesting human growth hormone (HGH). Is this true?

Elk Velvet Antler has the properties of a natural growth hormone but does not contain human growth hormone. It contains many amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins vital to the body’s maintenance of sound health. As such, you’ll see an increased rate in growth of hair, nails and regeneration of skin as well as faster healing and recovery.

What are the natural ingredients?

Each capsule of VIGR Elk Velvet Antler contains 400 mg of 100 per cent pure, concentrated elk velvet antler. Natural ingredients in elk velvet antler include:
• Glycosaminoglycans and glucosamine sulfate which lubricate and rebuild joints;
• Chondroitin sulfate, which helps protect cartilage;
• Essential amino acids which are the building blocks of protein;
• Phospholipids which help to maintain the integrity of cell membrane;
• Hypoxanthine and uridene (anti-aging nucleotides);
• Anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, polyamines (RNA stimulants);
• Gangliosides , which enhance memory and learning;
• Lipids, which build cells and boost energy;
• Selenium which reduces infection, protects blood cells, and is healthy for the heart, liver, and lungs;
• Calcium which helps maintain healthy bones, teeth, nerves and muscles;
• Phosphorus which builds bones and teeth;
• Polysaccharides which regulate blood clot activity;
• Potassium which maintains healthy nerves and muscles;
• Magnesium which restores cells and releases energy;
• Bone morphogenetic protein which speeds bone growth;
• Numerous minerals and natural mood enhancers such as monoamine-oxidase inhibitors

Is VIGR Elk Velvet Antler safe for everyone?

Those who currently have or have suffered from hormone-related cancers, such as prostate, breast or ovarian cancers should consult a physician prior to consuming Elk Velvet Antler as it increases hormone levels. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are using androgens, estrogens, energy enhancers, hepatoxic agent, enhancing agents, or progesterone drugs.

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Contraindicated in patients with heat from yin deficiency, heat in the blood level, phlegm-heat in the lungs, blazing stomach fire, or warm fibrile disease.

Discuss your natural supplement routine with your physician or health care practitioner regularly and especially prior to medical procedures.

I’m a professional athlete. Can I use this?

Many professional athletes use this product to increases energy and stamina, increase athletic performance, aid in faster recovery and generate cell rejuvenation. Consult your trainer, physician or health care practitioner about your natural supplement routine.

Can VIGR Elk Velvet Antler be consumed with other types of medication?

VIGR Elk Velvet Antler can be taken by those currently on other medications under the care of  a physician or health care practitioner.

Can I give VIGR Elk Velvet Antler to my pet?

Yes! Elk Velvet Antler will provide health and healing benefits to your pet. You may notice your pet has more energy, experiences less joint and muscle pain, and becomes a happier, healthier animal.

Where does VIGR Elk Velvet Antler come from?

VIGR Elk Velvet Antler is sustainably harvested by western Canadian elk farmers. VIGR is proud to support local, independent producers who raise free-grazing, hormone- and drug-free animals.

Is it sustainably harvested?

Elk Antler can grow up to 50 pounds in less than a few months. It is sustainably harvested to ensure that the elk keep producing antler on a yearly basis.

The VIGR team is proud to support local, independent producers who raise free-grazing, hormone- and drug-free animals.

Are animals hurt in the production?

No elk are hurt or culled for the production of VIGR Elk Velvet Antler. Additionally, VIGR Elk Velvet Antler is sustainably harvested to ensure that the elk keep producing antler on a yearly basis.

The VIGR team does not support factory farming and is proud to support local, independent producers who raise free-grazing, hormone- and drug-free animals.

What is the process of getting it from the elk to the supplement?

The Antler is harvested and immediately frozen to preserve all nutrients and eliminate bacteria. It remains frozen until it is freeze dried. As there is no heat applied to the product to ensure that all of the natural nutrients are preserved. It is then sent to a processing facility where it is ground and encapsulated.

What research is supporting the benefits of elk velvet antler?

There has been extensive research on the health benefits of elk velvet antler by researchers at Harvard University, Brown University, and the University of Alberta. For a list of reference articles, please contact the VIGR team.

 


CHAGA MUSHROOM

What is Chaga Mushroom?

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a medicinal mushroom that grows on birch trees and has been used in traditional and Eastern medicine for thousands of years. Known as the “King of the Medicinal Mushrooms”, Chaga contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any plant found on earth, resulting in its growing popularity as a natural cancer treatment. Delaying the growth of some kinds of tumours, Chaga contains:

  • Betulin or betulinic acid (a chemical being studied for use as a chemotherapeutic agent)
  • Superoxide dismutase (an enzyme that protects against serious oxide damage, neutralizing free radicals that can lead to precancerous cell changes)

Chaga also has potent immune supporting properties. Containing immune-stimulating phytochemicals, Chaga is a rich source of beta glucans, and polysaccharides that are essential nutrients for the immune system and have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Where does VIGR source Chaga?

VIGR Lifestyles’ wild harvested Chaga mushrooms are hand-picked by experienced Chaga hunters in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada.

Found growing on birch trees, VIGR Chaga Mushroom is sustainably harvested and minimally processed to ensure our customers are receiving the best raw Chaga Mushroom on the market.

Is Chaga safe for everyone?

While there are no known negative side effects of Chaga consumption, we recommend you discuss your natural supplement routine with your physician or health care practitioner regularly and especially prior to medical procedures. Those who are currently using medications to thin the blood or lower blood sugar should consult a physician prior to consuming Chaga Mushroom.

Chaga Mushroom has been proven to boost immunity, enhance energy and reduce pains associated with various ailments. Additionally, VIGR Chaga Mushroom is free from additives and minimally processed to ensure its healing properties are maintained.

What is Chaga used for?

Chaga is also referred to in Asian culture as the “Mushroom of Immortality”. It contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants, which help protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, of any plant found on earth.

It’s also a rich source of beta glucans, and polysaccharides that are essential nutrients for the immune system. These polysaccharides have strong anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties, enhancing the body’s ability to produce natural killer (NK) cells to battle infections or cells that are out of control.

Beta glucans are used to boost the immune system in people whose defenses have been weakened by conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, physical and emotional stress; or by treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.  Beta glucans can also help combat:

  • Cholesterol – A 13-year-study indicates that beta glucans significantly lowered LDLs (bad cholesterol) in the body.
  • Cancer – Beta glucans have been shown to stop the growth and progress of cancer in the body.
  • Diabetes – Cholesterol, blood pressure, and levels of sugars in the blood have shown to be easier managed with increased beta glucan consumption.
  • Immune System Support – Studies have shown that beta glucans may boost the immune system and help fight viral infections.

Additionally, Chaga is anti-allergic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral. It can aid in treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Candidiasis (yeast)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Fungal Growth
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Influenza
  • Parasites
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Skin Ailments
  • Stomach Ailments
  • Stomach Disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Is there evidence that Chaga is effective?

Yes. It has been shown to positively affect stomach diseases and ulcers, stimulate the immune system, increase the body’s PH levels (high PH levels in the body inhibit the growth of cancer cells), eliminate metals from the body and cleanse the liver and kidneys. Some studies outline the amazing healing benefits of Chaga:

Anticancer effects of fraction isolated from fruiting bodies of Chaga medicinal mushroom

New ionic derivatives of betulinic acid as highly potent anti-cancer agents

Developing Novel Derivatives of Betulinic Acid for Fighting HIV

How do I prepare my Chaga tea?

Simmer two to five Chaga chunks for approximately 20 minutes in four cups of pure spring water at 60-65 degrees celcius to make tea. For greater extraction, grind chunks in a coffee bean grinder to form a powder and make tea using a filter. Chunk size varies from bag to bag – experiment to find your most optimum desired strength. For a stronger drink, use more chunks and simmer longer.

We encourage saving chunks in the refrigerator and reusing up to three times as wild Chaga is rare and nutrients can be re-extracted.

How long should Chaga be brewed for?

It takes approximately 2 hours to get the maximum amount of goodness from chaga.

What does it taste like?

 Chaga has a neutral smell and taste. Some claim that it tastes slightly woody, others claim it is slightly sweet (this may be the result of naturally occurring vanillic acid in Chaga giving it a delicate vanilla flavour). Chaga tea is enhanced by using your favourite spices such as cinnamon, curcumin, and vanilla among others, or adding honey for sweetness or lemon juice for tartness.


EARTHING

Earthing, or grounding, is the process of connecting to the Earth’s natural energies by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping grounded indoors.

Earthing immediately equalizes your body to the same energy level as the Earth resulting in synchronized internal biological clocks, hormonal cycles, and physiological rhythms.

How does Earthing promote bodily healing?

Pain and diseases in our bodies are often caused by chronic inflammation as a result of positively-charged molecules called free radicals.

When you make direct contact with the Earth, either by being barefoot outside or via a conductive sheet or mat indoors, the negatively-charged electrons from the Earth are absorbed into your body and reduce the free radicals and inflammation, leading to a reduction of pain.

What are the benefits?

Earthing has been shown to help:
• Reduce stress and renew mental health
• Decrease chronic pain and inflammation
• Speed recovery from trauma
• Slow the aging process
• Improve circulation
• Improve oxygen intake
• Increase ability to sleep and restore bodily energy
• Reduce free radicals in the body

In clinical studies, the physiological effects of Earthing have been almost immediate. Can you explain this

The body is mostly comprised of water and minerals. It is a good conductor of electricity (electrons). The free electrons on the surface of the Earth are easily transferred to the human body as long as there is direct contact. As such, many people experience the beneficial effects of grounding very rapidly.

How long should I stay connected to my Earthing product?

When you come in direct contact with the Earth there is an immediate and natural shift in your body.

People with pain often feel relief just by planting their bare feet on the ground or an Earthing product 30 to 40 minutes twice a day. Sleeping grounded through the night produces many beneficial results, such as better and deeper sleep, more energy during the day, and less pain.

Some chronically ill people benefit from additional grounding during the day.

How long will it take to relieve my symptoms?

It depends. For some, results will seem immediate. Medical thermal imaging has shown decreased inflammation in people within minutes of them becoming grounded. In fact, in a study conducted by the California Institute for Human Science, instantaneous changes in brain waves and muscle tension were documented when the Earthing connection was introduced.
Usually, however, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for the moving electrons to reach sites of pain and begin neutralizing inflammation. For some it may take longer.

It is important to remember that Earthing does not cure anything. Contact with the Earth does, however, help restore the body’s natural electrical balance and reduce stress and inflammation.

How long it will take to start sleeping better?

We have had many reports of improved sleep and decreased stress after only one or two nights of sleeping grounded. If the cause of sleep difficulty is long-term insomnia with underlying health issues, it often takes longer to see improvement in sleeping patterns.
Lasting changes in stress, sleep, pain and body rhythms occur when we are connected to the Earth for longer segments of time on a repeated basis. Night-time sleep, when the body is most receptive to healing, is the most beneficial time to ground.
Can Earthing add years to my life?

Earthing does look as promising as any other powerful anti-aging strategy.

Many researchers have documented the deterioration of the immune system as we age. The name for this is immunosenescence. A prominent medical theory states that one of the causes of general deterioration during aging is free radical damage, technically known as oxidative stress, which results in injury to cells. Since Earthing greatly reduces oxidative stress and inflammation, it is expected to increase life expectancy and improve health.

There is no question that maintaining a functionally “young” immune system is an excellent strategy for preserving the quality of life and slowing the aging process.

What is the history of Earthing?

The human immune system evolved over a long span of time during which we were in virtually constant barefoot contact with the Earth.
In our modern society, humans no longer walk barefoot. We wear shoes that insulate us from the Earth’s energy. In recent decades, chronic diseases, allergies, auto-immune conditions, and insomnia have become prominent health concerns. This could be a result of the immune system functioning less efficiently as humans increasingly separate themselves from the Earth’s energy.
Today, Earthing products help us re-connect to the Earth’s healing energy and live healthier, more natural lives.

Does Earthing hurt?

No. When some people are grounded through the feet they feel a tingling sensation moving up the legs which can be attributed to movement of electrons up into the body.

Do Earthing products need to be applied directly where I have pain in my body?

Our bodies conduct the Earth’s energy. If any part of your body is in contact with the earth, or an Earthing product, all of your body becomes equalized with the energy of the Earth.

We have observed, however, that applying the Earthing product near the location of an injury or pain may accelerate the decrease in local inflammation and pain.

Is Earthing safe for everyone?

Earthing is natural and safe. However, it is strongly recommended you consult your physician prior to Earthing if you are taking medication to thin the blood, regulate blood sugar, control blood pressure, or to regulate hormone thyroid levels.

I am not feeling anything; is this because I’m already healthy?

Most dramatic results are felt by those who are sick or energy-depleted. However, many healthy people, including professionally-trained athletes, use Earthing to prevent inflammation and aid in natural health and healing. Though healthy, many people benefit from:
• Improved circulation
• Improved oxygen intake
• Increased ability to sleep and restore bodily energy

What is the difference between the Earth’s electric field and the electric field used to conduct electricity in my home?

The Earth’s electric field is mainly a continuous direct current (DC) producing field. Throughout history, life on the planet has attuned our biology to this subtle field. By comparison, many home wiring systems use 60-cycle per second alternating current (AC). Unless at very low frequency (less than 10 cycles per second) and/or low power, AC is foreign to our biology.

How much “current” is actually being transferred from the Earth’s surface via the wire to a grounding product?

There is no constant measurable current flow beyond the equalization charge that is instantly transferred to the body when a person lies on a conductive sheet or makes contact with another type of Earthing product. The numbers of electrons are in the trillions and quadrillions; however, the body will only absorb the amount of electrons needed to maintain the same electrical energy as the Earth and to restore what is lost in the body’s metabolic processes.

Can Earthing protect me from cell phone frequencies?

There is no research indicating that Earthing will or will not protect a person from exposure to cell phones signals, microwave radiation, or radio frequencies. There is, however, research that shows Earthing significantly reduces the induced body voltages generated by simple exposure to common household 60 Hz electromagnetic fields continuously emitted by all plugged-in electrical cords (even if the appliance is off), internal wiring, and all ungrounded electrical devices in the home or office.

What is the difference between the Earthing technology and the use of magnets?

Although the use of magnets produces some therapeutic effects when properly applied, magnets cannot provide free electrons, nor can they connect the body with the naturally balancing electric frequencies of the Earth.

Earthing technology used inside your home or office connects you with the Earth’s electrons in the same way as if you were standing barefoot on ground outside.

I’m traveling outside of North America. Can I plug my Earthing product into a wall outlet?

Earthing products do not operate on electricity, so it does not matter what the electrical current is in your country (whether 110 volts or 240 volts, etc.).