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Norelkco Nutraceuticals is the trade name for the North American Natural Health Products Co-operative Ltd. Norelkco is a New Generation Co-op that was incorporated in the Province of Saskatchewan (Canada) on December 23, 2004.
The overall goal of Norelkco Nutraceuticals is to produce and market value-added natural health products made from livestock, botanicals and medicinal herbs. The priority markets are the North American pet health, human nutraceutical and functional food markets. 
The Co-op is owned by 50 producers from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba (Canada). Norelkco is managed by an elected 7 member Board of Directors. The Co-op has staff to manage day-to-day operations.

What is velvet antler?  
Velvet antler refers to elk or deer antlers harvested in the velvet stage of growth. Velvet antler powder  is prepared from the inner cartilaginous matrix.
In the Orient, velvet antler products have been used for over 2000 years to maintain good health and strengthen weakened bodies. Today velvet antler is being used in North America to help pets maintain health and energy, and help with a variety of nutritional health problems.

What does velvet antler contain?
A natural balance (nothing added or taken away)

Safety standards  in manufacturing.

Velvet antler research
                        A Clinical Evaluation of a Powder of Quality Elk Velvet Antler for the Treatment of Osteoarthrosis in Dogs. Companion Animal Research Group, Dr Maxim Moreau, Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine, University of Montreal St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal 2004, vol 45 pg 133 – 139
Effects of Topical Elk Velvet Antler on Cutaneous Wound Healing in Rats. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Vol 10, Number 5, 2004, pp 835 – 840 JOHN R. MIKLER, Ph.D.,1 CHRISTINE L. THEORET, D.M.V., Ph.D., Dipl.A.C.V.S.,2 and JERRY C. HAIGH, B.V.M.S., M.R.C.V.S.3

Potential Uses of Velvet Antler as Nutraceuticals, Functional and Medical Foods in the West
Hoon H. Sunwoo, PhD and Jeong S. Sim, PhD, Designer Food Concept, Antler Research Group, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

The Effects of Elk Velvet Antler Consumption on the Rat:
development, behaviour, toxicity and the activity of liver y-glutamyltranspeptidase.
Published in the Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology: C-Pharmacology, Toxicology & Endocrinology, vol 138: pg 105 – 112, 2004.
 Dr Susan J Hemmings, and Dr Xiuyuan Song, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


For more information please contact:

Norelkco Nutraceuticals
Box 232
Moosomin, SK