A Natural for Men’s Urinary Tract Health
Saw palmetto extract is derived from the ripe berries of Serenoa repens – a palm that is native only to the far Southeastern region of the United States. Clinical studies conducted around the world indicate that saw palmetto is effective in controlling the most common urinary flow problems observed in nearly all men beyond the age of 50 when taken at the efficacious dose of 320mg daily. In vitro tests further confirm that its mechanism of action is based on it ability to inhibit 5-alpha reductase mediated transformation of testosterone to the more potent hormone dihydrotestosterone whose abundance has been linked to poor urinary flow in older men. Because saw palmetto extracts offer such good relief from these age related problems as a nutritional intervention, and because these plant extracts avoid the considerable adverse side-effects associated with current drug therapy options, it is no wonder that saw palmetto extracts are such a popular dietary supplement for men. Thus for aging men, the dietary consumption of saw palmetto extract is a well-established, safe and effective method of managing this age related problem.
“USPlus® Saw Palmetto is the first of its kind to earn the USP DIVP (Dietary Ingredient Verification Program) status.”
High Quality Saw Palmetto
Purity is our point of difference.
In today’s market, where you source your saw palmetto can make a big difference in the quality and effectiveness of final product you sell to consumers. Valensa’s USPlus® Prostate Formula is the industry standard for quality. Annually, our ripe saw palmetto berries are collected in the wild and dried at our own facility located in Jasper, Florida. The dried berries have been independently confirmed by DNA analysis to have been picked only from Serenoa repens palms and are then extracted with clean supercritical CO2.
The extract is then tested for its ability to inhibit 5-alpha reductase. Because saw palmetto palms simply cannot be cultivated like farm raised products and since it only grows in the Southeastern portion of the USA and harvested primarily in the State of Florida, USA anyone claiming that their product comes from Southern Asia is simply not selling you genuine saw palmetto extract but likely a mislabeled ingredient. At Valensa we maintain a complete chain of custody because of our integrated capabilities from berry harvest purchasing, affiliate drying, CO2 extraction and product extract packaging.
We ensure that our saw palmetto berries are harvested and extracted at the optimal time for maximum potency so that they meet or exceed the recognized industry quality standards. Valensa’s USPlus® saw palmetto extract exceeds the minimum requirements for U.S. Pharmacopeia standards in total fatty acids, total fatty alcohols and phytosterol levels (USP 40 – NF 31, 2017). Our assays assure the proper concentration and fingerprint ratio of lauric acid to the concentration of other key fatty acids found in this unique berry. This ratio is a key determinant of saw palmetto extract quality and authenticity. Valensa’s USPlus® saw palmetto extract is the only product of its kind that has been certified by Consumer Labs. Quality is further maintained in our extraction facility with compliance for Kosher, Halal and NOP Organic.
Starting with our Deep Extract™ supercritical CO2 technology, Valensa produces a rich total extraction product of native palmetto berries. This is an all-natural process that does not use chemical solvents. Don’t be fooled, the dark color of our USPlus® extract, unlike the light yellow extracts imported into the U.S., assures a premium product with the highest efficacy available. Independent assays have shown that USPlus® contains three times the beta-carotene, ten times the amount of lutein and 30 times the zeaxanthin of typical saw palmetto extracts.
Furthermore USPlus® saw palmetto extract is the only extract that is protected by several U.S. patents developed by Valensa and this is one of the many reasons that our product services the largest US sectors mass market demand for the product.
Click the hyperlink below to see Valensa’s USPlus® and customer submitted Adulteration Analysis samples compared against the USP monograph.
The Valensa Advantage
|Industry Concerns||Valensa Solutions|
|Authenticity||Our product is 100% guaranteed to meet the USP monograph. Valensa’s Saw Palmetto berries are DNA verified.|
|Product Purity||Valensa uses an all-natural CO2 extraction process that does not use chemical solvents.|
|Quality||1st and only USP-Verified Saw Palmetto extract.|
|Compliance||100% Natural, 100% Vegetarian, USDA Organic (available), No Allergens, No GMOs, Gluten Free|
|Adulteration||Our GEMS Supply Chain Excellence Program offers Traceability, Sustainability, Purity, and Responsibility tenets.|
Valensa Partners with
Free saw palmetto analysis
In order to support consumer confidence in saw palmetto as a dietary supplement, and to ensure the growth of this market based on quality products, Valensa offers a free analysis of any commercial grade saw palmetto oil, regardless of its source. By working with you to promote quality, we look to build trust with the consumer and the strength of your brands.
Supply Chain Excellence Program
Our GEMS Supply Chain Excellence Program operates on four value pillars.
We provide traceability, transperancy and accountability on the sourcing of our natural ingredients,
Our goal is to have a positive impact on the environment.
We provide the highest quality, purest natural ingredients with scientific effectiveness.
We strive to help people achieve their personal health and wellness goals.
Saw Palmetto: Harvest
Valensa International is now “Fresh From Florida” and may use the popular logo provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to help educate local and international audiences about the unique Saw Palmetto palm. Indigenous to Florida, Saw Palmetto Extract provides a safe, natural alternative to relieving urinary and prostate health problems.
Fresh saw palmetto berries are hand-picked on available land throughout the State of Florida and into Southern Georgia. (the only area in the world that they grow)
Wet berries are dried within 5 days of the wild harvest. Valensa works with commercial berry processors located throughout the state of Florida as well as many buying stations that are set up during the 2-month harvest season (Mid-August through October).
The dried berries are extracted throughout the year using Valensa’s High Pressure Supercritical CO2 (Deep Extract®)
Valensa Impacts the Industry
News and Updates about Saw Palmetto
Prostate Health and a Standardized Lipidosterolic Extract of Saw Palmetto By Margaret H. Dohnalek, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Valensa International Controversy exists regarding whether or not saw palmetto products support prostate health and related lower urinary...read more
Scientists analyzed nutritional profiles of products labeled “Saw Palmetto extract,” finding little, if any, of the key fatty acids necessary to support prostate health; FREE report available ORLANDO, Florida (April 28, 2021) – Scientists from...read more
Valensa’s USPlus® Remains First, Only US Pharmacopeia Verified Saw Palmetto Extract For Third Year In A Row
USPlus® Pure Lipidosterolic Extract of Saw Palmetto, derived from Valensa’s GEMS Supply Chain Excellence Program, delivers an effective product and enables brands to meet emerging Amazon requirements ORLANDO, Fla. (April 5, 2021) — Valensa International...read more
New video and USPlus® logo reflect company’s commitment to truth and transparency for consumers ORLANDO, Fla. (January 27, 2021) — Since the launch of USPlus® in 2002, the industry has been faced with a dramatic shift in product quality, largely due to the...read more
From Supply Chain to Science – Get to Know Saw Palmetto Extract for Prostate Health Natural Products Insider hosts a 50-minute webinar with Valensa’s own Uma Pal, CEO; Margaret H. Dohnalek, PhD, Chief Science Officer; and Larry McCarty, SVP of Production...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Valensa International’s USPlus® Saw Palmetto First of Its Kind to Achieve USP Verified Status USPlus® Saw Palmetto successfully completes USP’s rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program, which evaluates adherence to Good Manufacturing...read more
Valensa International Creates Men’s Health Solution with Microencapsulated USPlus® Saw Palmetto Extract
For the first time, the proven effectiveness of saw palmetto extract can now be delivered in bars, shakes, gummies, and other applications ORLANDO, Fla. (February 14, 2019) – Valensa International introduces today a new Microencapsulated USPlus® Saw Palmetto lipid...read more
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On Thursday, November 8, guests of the panel learned how the “Florida GEMS” program has helped protect the supply chain. Panel was held during SupplySide Central, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas The discussion, titled “Florida GEMS: A Case Study of Saw Palmetto Supply Chain...read more
Valensa International Hosts Expert Panel to Examine Saw Palmetto Extract Sustainability After Hurricane Damage Guests will learn how the “Florida GEMS” program has helped protect the supply chain, on Thursday, November 8, 3-4pm, during SupplySide Central, Mandalay...read more
Will the REAL saw palmetto extract, please step forward? – Webinar On-demand Webinar Sep 05, 2018 Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) extract, a popular dietary supplement ingredient (and botanical drug in Europe), has been consumed for centuries by people and wildlife...read more
A Review of Saw Palmetto Extract and the Importance of Extract Quality – White Paper This white paper presents USPlus®; a pure saw palmetto extract offered exclusively by Valensa International. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common occurrence in older...read more
Valensa International Applauds the State of Florida’s New Requirements for Harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries
Valensa International Applauds the State of Florida’s New Requirements for Harvesting Saw Palmetto Berries ORLANDO, Fla. (July 16, 2018) – Valensa International applauds the new rule from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS),...read more
Valensa International Recognized as “Fresh From Florida” For Unique Saw Palmetto Berries, Extract ORLANDO, Fla. (May 14, 2018) – Valensa International is now “Fresh From Florida,” and may use the popular logo, provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and...read more
Valensa International Validates Botanical Adulterant Program’s Confirmation of “Masquerading” Saw Palmetto — Offers Free Analysis ORLANDO, Florida (June 13, 2017) – Six Saw Palmetto suppliers were found to have little-to-no actual Saw Palmetto extract,...read more