Deer Velvet » Members

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Deer Velvet Deer velvet is obtained from deer and elk (or wapiti). Large antlers can weigh up to 20 Kg for a pair.

Deer velvet has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. It refers to the whole cartilage in its pre-calcified stage and doesn’t refer to the velvety “skin” growing on the antlers. The antler is usually cut-off before the calcification process starts when it is approximately two-thirds of its maximum size. Velvet antler contains approximately 40 compounds including chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine sulphate, prostaglandins, monoamine-oxidase inhibitors, selenium, calcium, collagen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, bone morphogenic protein and growth factors.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses velvet antler to treat muscular weakness, joint mobility, growth problems and childhood respiratory health. Western medicine uses velvet antler primarily to strengthen physical endurance, strengthen bones and tendons, support sexual potency and promote virility. Animal studies with deer velvet have shown reduced inflammation and negative effects of morphine in mice. It also stimulates fibroblast growth and increases phagocytic activity of macrophages in vitro.

Human studies have shown that deer velvet supports testosterone levels in young males and increases muscular endurance. It is also claimed that deer velvet may provide beneficial support for joint mobility, cardiovascular health and mental health.

Alaron Products Ltd

Contact: Claire Quin Address 13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New ZealandAddress PO Box 5080 Port Nelson Nelson 7043 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 5875 Website: www.alaron.co.nz
Overview

Alaron Products Limited is New Zealand’s most respected GMP Certified contract and private label manufacturer of dietary supplements, complementary medicines, nutraceuticals, vitamins and minerals in hard shelled capsule, tablet, chewable tablet, coated tablet, powder blend, cosmetic and personal care form. We are audited, licensed and certified by the New Zealand Ministry of Health MedSafe Division, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, and the NZMPI Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines division for the manufacture and packing of products utilising herbal, dairy, probiotic, meat, game, fish, shellfish, apiary, vitamin, mineral, enzyme and cosmetic ingredients.

Alaron has access to New Zealand’s scientific research facilities. However, we are strictly a contract and private label manufacturer of capsules, tablets and powder blends produced to the highest standards to our customers’ formulations and specifications. We market no brands, nor do we have “standard products” as such.

Our strategy is to align ourselves with the best marketers of these types of products in their local markets world-wide. We therefore depend on the local marketer to best identify the products and formulations that will be most successful in their area. We also assume that the marketer will determine the best scientific information available to support their marketing story, usually by way of literature or Internet searches. Finally, the buyer needs to determine and co-ordinate compliance with the import and local market legal requirements. We also function as a gateway to Asia and Australia for marketers in North America and Europe who need a manufacturer that is familiar with regional regulatory requirements.

Our services include product development, procurement of materials, formulation, blending, hard shell capsule filling, tablet manufacturing, tablet coating, packing into pharmaceutical grade tablet bottles, powder pots or sachets, batch/use by coding and application of labels, and packing into cartons for dispatch. We also provide a complete cosmetic and personal care products development, production and packing service. We can co-ordinate the supply of all necessary inputs to production of a finished product, or can complete any stage of production, with supply of components by you.

We have access to a full range of ingredients from around the world as well as a focus on unique New Zealand ingredients from marine sources (NZ Greenshell Mussel, Shark Cartilage, Abalone, etc.), dairy (Colostrum, Whey Powders, Milk Powders, Lactoferrin, etc.), Apiary (Bee Pollen, Propolis, honey powder, etc.), Herbal (Grape seed, Blackcurrant, Pine Bark, Kiwi Fruit, Boysenberry, etc.), Deer Velvet, Deer Blood and related products.

GMP Certified Contract Manufacturer – Quality you can trust – Experience you can depend on – The ideal partner for your manufacturing needs – Your complete service provider.

Notes

Company Founded: 1993

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
Australia,
Malaysia,
Croatia,
USA,
Korea,
Hong Kong,
China,
Japan,
UK

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13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New Zealand

PO Box 5080 Port Nelson Nelson 7043 New Zealand

Green Cross Health

Contact: Lara Squires Address Private Bag 11906 Ellerslie Auckland 1542 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 571 9080 Website: www.greencrosshealth.co.nz
Overview

Pharmacybrands Limited (NZX:PHB) is New Zealand’s only listed Retail Pharmacy group and one of the largest retail operations in the country.

Pharmacybrands’ recent investment in Radius Medical gives the company a much broader scope of activity. The aim is to deliver a broad range of integrated primary healthcare solutions to New Zealanders, with a focus on enhancing their health, beauty and wellbeing.

Because the Pharmacist is the Health Professional that people see most often, Pharmacy remains the core of the business. (The company has retail operations under the Unichem, Amcal, Life Pharmacy, Radius and Care Chemist brands).
The Medical side of the business operates under Radius Medical Solutions, which is the support arm for Radius Medical and The Doctors branded medical centres.

With a focus on the Medical and Service side of the business the company is exploring growth as a broader healthcare company.

Notes

Company Founded: 1981

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand and online worldwide

Provelco Co-operative Limited

Contact: Ross Chambers Address PO Box 6231 Upper Riccarton Christchurch 7442 New Zealand Phone: +64 (0)3 348 5080 Website: http://www.provelco.co.nz
Overview

Deer velvet as a dried and frozen ingredient

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PO Box 6231 Upper Riccarton Christchurch 7442 New Zealand

Pure Vitality Limited

Contact: David Stedfast Address 189 Heaphy Road RD1 Dobson 7872 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 7380520 Website: www.purevitality.co.nz
Overview

THE PURE VITALITY STORY

Driven by the growing necessity for holistic wellness, Pure Vitality set out on a journey to discover effective natural solutions that can transform people’s lives around the world.  Here, remotely secluded in the pristine islands of New Zealand, nature, science and traditional wisdom fuse into an energizing and rejuvenating essence with all the spark and life that is found in the world of Pure Vitality.

OVERVIEW

Nestled in the foothills of the snow capped Southern Alps, Pure Vitality provides a special and unique range of deer products, deer antler velvet, manuka honey, health supplements and skincare products from our own property.  We farm one of the largest herds of red deer in New Zealand; we make the hives, harvest the honey from our own bee hives and have built our own fully registered manufacturing, processing and packing facility on our own farm.  Pure Vitality’s purity and quality guarantee begins with balancing the soil, growing pure and healthy pasture and breeding and nourishing the finest animals on our own farm.  This enables us to control quality right from the soil to the shelf.  We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced business partners who want to take New Zealand’s Health to the world.

Good quality deer velvet is expensive to grow but we only use premium quality, full beam, deer velvet in our health supplements to ensure our customers get the best results. If deer velvet is cheap, it’s not the real deal!   Named the ‘Emperors Tonic’ for its powerful health giving properties, Deer Velvet has been highly regarded in traditional oriental medicine for 2000 years. More recently, scientific research in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Korea confirms velvet’s benefits for supporting joint health and mobility, healing and recovery, strength and endurance, healthy immune system, fertility and libido, and vitality and wellbeing.

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

While we produce our own brands of deer antler velvet, health supplements, honey products, and natural skincare we also offer contract manufacturing services.  Our manufacturing facility, NZPURE1 is registered and audited by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Premium deer velvet, deer products, manuka honey, honey products, selenomethionine, vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals and natural skincare.

 

Notes

Company Founded: Started farming 1983

Markets currently sold in:

  • New Zealand,
  • Australia,
  • Taiwan,
  • Germany,
  • USA,
  • Singapore

 

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189 Heaphy Road RD1 Dobson 7872 New Zealand

Pureland Ltd

Contact: Richard Hanson Address PO Box 2776 Queenstown 9349 New Zealand Phone: +64 21 899 800 Website: www.avoca.co.nz
Overview

The Avoca Provenance

At the heart of Avoca is a dedication to creating authentic and unique New Zealand products that are inspired by our landscape, way of life and people.

Avoca brings together New Zealand and imported ingredients to craft high quality items that represent the very essence of a New Zealand experience.

Avoca products prioritise the use of ingredients from trusted New Zealand origins. The luxury of space and the natural environment allows us to grow our ingredients the way nature intended.

Our range is forged out of New Zealand with a combination of Kiwi innovation and skills and unique New Zealand ingredients, to craft uncompromising products reflecting its New Zealand origins.

We guarantee that Avoca products with this stamp are authentically New Zealand made for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Notes

Company Founded: 2010

Markets currently sold in:
Hong Kong,
Japan,
China

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PO Box 2776 Queenstown 9349 New Zealand