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Medelys Laboratoires International

Prior to launching the company known today as Vie de Velours, the owners were raising elk whose antler was earmarked exclusively for the Oriental market. For more than 2,000 years velvet antler has been utilized in Asia in traditional remedies. Orientals are still the greatest consumers of elk antler and Vie de Velours continues to supply them.


In the late 1990’s, Asian markets experienced a period of great turbulence, and business became more difficult for Quebec producers. As a result, in 2000, Vie de Velours was born to bring to market an entirely natural product based on the velvet antler of the great North American Elk.

The first product to reach the market was Vie de Velours CAPSULES, used principally for its benefits to joint function. In 2003, Vie de Velours GEL was added to help relieve local pain.

Vie de Velours has become part of the Quebec culture, and is renowned for its natural products of superior quality.

Medelys Laboratories International purchased Vie de Velours in 2016 

Medelys Laboratories International Inc., a company founded by Jean-Yves Leroux (Ph.D.), a renowned biochemist who has developed many successful formulations in the dietary supplement industry. To guarantee high quality products, Medelys is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified which ensures the integrity of its manufacturing processes and its conformity to the food safety regulations.

Founded in 2006, Medelys works in the health sector as a specialized developer and manufacturer of effective and functional natural health products and dietary supplements.

With its highly qualified scientific personnel, Medelys creates new formulations of health products that meet the current health needs of the population.

Medelys manufactures its own products and put them on the market, in partnership, with qualified distributors.

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