USPlus® Certified Organic Saw Palmetto Extract

The gold standard for supporting prostate health

Protect your brands and increase consumer confidence with a trusted source of high quality saw palmetto extract
USPlus Organic

Saw Palmetto: A natural for men’s health

USPlus® (the only patented saw palmetto prostate product US 6,669,968 & US 6,319,524) Certified Organic Prostate Formula is derived from the organic berries of the Serenoa repens palm, a plant native only to the Southeast region of the United States. Studies suggest that saw palmetto inhibits the binding of dihydrotestosterone (a potent form of testosterone) to cellular receptors in the male prostate gland and has been used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto can also be useful for promoting healthy hair. Other studies have pointed to saw palmetto as a possible aid in reducing the inflammation associated with physical exercise


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Saw Palmetto: A natural for men’s health


In today’s market, where you source your saw palmetto can make a big difference in the quality of final product you sell to consumers. Valensa’s USPlus® Certified Organic Prostate Formula is the industry standard for quality. Saw palmetto is wildcrafted, meaning that it is not farmed or cultivated in any way. It grows mainly in the Southeastern USA and is harvested primarily in the State of Florida, USA. It does not grow in China.

At Valensa, we assure that saw palmetto berries are harvested and extracted in Florida, USA at the optimal time for maximum potency. We maintain a total chain of custody of the product from harvesting through packaging in our certified organic production facilities located on a 15-acre campus in a protected saw palmetto grove. Valensa’s USPlus® Certified Organic Prostate Formula exceeds the minimum requirements for USP standards in total fatty acids, fatty acid profile, total fatty alcohols and phytosterol levels (U.S. Pharmacopeia* Saw Palmetto Extract. USP 26 – NF 21 First Supplement. 2003.p.3024-25). Our assays assure the proper concentration of lauric acid to the concentration of respective fatty acids – the key determinant of saw palmetto extract quality. With certified kosher and certified organic grades of saw palmetto available, Valensa’s USPlus® Prostate Formula is the only product of its kind certified by Consumer Labs.

Starting with our DeepExtract™ ultra-high pressure supercritical CO2 technology, Valensa produces a rich total extraction product of native organic palmetto berries. This is an all-natural process that does not use chemical solvents. The dark color of our USPlus® Certified Organic Prostate Formula extract indicates a premium product with the highest efficacy available. Independent assays have shown that USPlus® Prostate Formula contains three times the beta carotene, ten times the amount of lutein and 30 times the zeaxanthin of typical saw palmetto extracts. The table below shows typical USPlus® Prostate Formula analysis versus the USP specification.

Typical USPlus® Prostate Formula Assay

PARAMETER USPlus®
Prostate Formula
USP Specifiation
Total Fatty Acids 90% 70 - 95%
Total Sterols 0.35% 0.20 - 0.50%
Total Fatty Alcohols 0.18% 0.15 - 0.35%
Iodine Value 42 40 – 50
Saponification Value 230 210 - 250
Unsaponifiable Matter 2.0% 1.8 - 3.5%
Residual Solvent Absent  
Heavy Metals <10 ppm  

Free saw palmetto analysis service

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.

The USPlus® Prostate Formula brand

A commitment to quality and efficacy you can trust
Located on a protected saw palmetto reserve in Florida, Valensa International is a leading manufacturer of saw palmetto extract. USPlus® is the highest purity, highest quality standardized saw palmetto extract on the market. We not only employ our proprietary DeepExtract™ supercritical CO2 process to create the best quality materials, we also add O2B™ peroxidation blocker stabilization technology to ensure long-term product stability and efficacy for the consumer. We are an excellent partner to ensure continuous supply and unparalleled quality as you look to build your brands around a saw palmetto extract.

In addition to USPlus® Prostate Formula, Valensa offers Palmetto Rosso™ saw palmetto extract, based on a process that has been fine tuned to produce a visually appealing, brilliant natural rose-colored extract.

Specifications

USPlus® Certified Organic Prostate Formula (Product F0105)

Ingredient Declaration
Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Fruit Supercritical CO2 Extract
Physical properties
Appearance Oily brown liquid, pourable at room temperature
Odor Characteristic and aromatic
Solubility Insoluble in water. Miscible with oils and non-polar solvents
Refractive Index 1.400 - 1.500
Relative Density 0.850 - 0.950
Moisture < 1.5% (Karl Fischer)
Chemical properties
Total Fatty Acids 85 - 95% (GC)*
Total Sterols 0.20 - 0.50%(GC)*
Total Fatty Alcohols 0.15 - 0.35% (GC)*
Iodine Value 40 - 50 USP <401>
Saponification Value 210 - 250 USP <401>
Unsaponifiable Matter 1.8 - 3.5% USP <401>
Peroxide Value <5.0 USP <401>
Acid Value <230 USP <401>
Residual Solvent Absent
Heavy Metals <10 ppm AOAC
Proprietary Patented Product
US 6,669,968 & US 6,319,524
Microbiological
Total Plate Count < 1000 cfu/g
USP <61>
Yeast and Mold < 100 cfu/g
E. coli Negative
Salmonella Negative
S. aureus Negative
Pseudomonas Negative
Storage
Conditions Tightly closed containers in a cool, dry, dark location
Shelf-life 24 months minimum
Packaging 25 or 180 kg food-grade HDPE containers

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Market Facts

  • More than 50% of men age 50+ exhibit symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • 90% of men in 70s and 80s affected by BPH
  • Over 1 million new cases of BPH in USA and Europe each year
  • Saw palmetto is one of top 3 most commonly used dietary supplements
  • Prostate health is subject of major health awareness programs

Health Focus

  • Prostate health
  • Men’s health
  • Healthy hair
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Weight training
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