Valensa International has introduced a certified organic grade of its USPlus Prostate Formula -- a patented, solvent-free, supercritical carbon dioxide extract (Patent # US 6,669,968 and US 6,319,524) that delivers the most potent and comprehensive nutrient package of any saw palmetto supplement in the world today. Valensa is expanding its organic harvest areas in Florida and will add additional capacity to its already certified organic manufacturing facility in Eustis, FL.
Industry analysts have said that the growth rate for organic nutritional supplements is currently at 25% per year as compared to GDP growth for traditional supplements. In the coming months, Valensa will be introducing additional certified organic ingredients to support the nutraceutical and functional food industries as it responds to the growing consumer trend for organics. Valensa's processing facilities and organic materials are certified by agencies accredited by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (USDA/NOP).
According to Dr. Rudi E. Moerck, President, the move into certified organic saw palmetto is a natural one based on Valensa's continuing commitment to providing the highest levels of quality in the nutritional supplement industry across all its product platforms. "There is clear evidence in the market today that consumers want and are willing to pay for high-quality certified organic products. At Valensa, we want to support our customers and this consumer demand with the highest quality certified organic products in the industry," he said.
"At Valensa, we are fully on-board with the US Department of Agriculture and IFOAM organic certification programs and support the most stringent definitions of the term 'organic' in the marketplace. If we, as an industry, are to succeed with consumers in the areas of true certified organic and natural ingredients, we will have to abide by standards that have meaning. Consumers trust organic ingredients and trust is one of the most important issues the industry faces," he added.