How We Do It
Our process starts with the farmer. We only source raw velvet from our farm directly, or velvet antler from elk farms in the USA. We support our farmers by offering a fair price on a rapidly growing commodity, that is velvet.
We then utilize the freeze-drying method, to preserve the over 400 active minerals and nutrients contained in the whole antler. The freeze-drying method is costly and time consuming, but ensures a higher quality finished product, as opposed to other methods companies use.
The dried velvet antler is then crushed and ground into a fine powder. Particle size reduction is an important step of the process so, that the product can be encapsulated.
The velvet antler powder is then encapsulated, packaged, and ready for distribution.
We support the deer and elk farming industry by buying raw velvet from US elk farmers.
The most effective way to preserve the mineral content in the velvet antler is freeze-drying.
The velvet is put through a series of machines to crush, grind, and sift the velvet antler into a fine powder
The velvet antler is powder is encapsulated and packaged.
Tobin Farms processes only 100% WHOLE velvet antler into powder and capsules.
WHOLE means we do not and will not separate and sell the tips somewhere else. 100% WHOLE velvet antler powder is reddish brown (not grayish) in color. The capsules should be clear and stuffed full. Our capsules are clear so that you can see what you are purchasing.
velvet antler powder should be reddish-brown. You can easily see that if the dark brown tips (bulbs) are sold separately to foreign brokers (because they gladly pay a high price for them), why the powder will be pale or grayish. Because we are not tempted by the foreign broker’s high price, we do not and will not sell any of our tips (bulbs). For this reason, our velvet antler powder is reddish-brown… the way it must be. This explanation is one of the reasons why there can be a difference in quality (potency) when there should not be.