Valensa to Host Panel on USP Verified Saw Palmetto


Education session to discuss value of USP’s Dietary Ingredient Verification Program.

Faced with adulterated or fake extracts, the saw palmetto extract market has been challenged worldwide, straining the trust in the industry and consumers. Yet, scientific research continues to support quality saw palmetto extract that is compliant with U.S. and EU monographs.
Valensa International invites the natural product industry to a 30-minute discussion about the path USPlus Saw Palmetto has successfully completed to earn USP’s rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (DIVP). 
The panel, “Ensuring Purity and Potency Through the USP Verification. A Case Study: Saw Palmetto,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 1 to 1:30 pm at the SupplySide Central Center State, Booth 5759.
The panelists will address:
The Market Problem. Saw Palmetto extract market has been challenged with adulterated and fake extract products.
The Value of Verification. USP DIVP helps ingredient manufacturers ensure compliance with GMP requirements, purity and potency. It reduces risk while also providing them with a way to differentiate their dietary ingredients in an increasingly competitive global market.
A First for Saw Palmetto And What it Means to Customers. USPlus Saw Palmetto has successfully completed USP’s rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program, which evaluates adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and officially recognized quality standards.
Edward Wyszumiala, Director of Customer Engagement, USP
Umasudhan C.P., CEO, Valensa International
Stephen Hill, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Saw Palmetto Expert 
USP’s DIVP tests dietary ingredients, audits manufacturing practices and reviews documentation before the manufacturer earns the use of the USP Verified Mark. Having received recognition from USP, Valensa International was also added to USP’s website, a resource for finished product manufacturers to identify ingredient manufacturers that have earned the right to use the USP mark.