The ingredient by the Florida-based nutraceutical has proven adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and officially recognised quality standards
Valensa International has passed the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) voluntary and rigorous Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (DIVP), demonstrating that it meets quality standards for its USPlus ultra-high pressure, supercritical carbon dioxide extract of saw palmetto.
“USP is pleased to recognise Valensa International as the first company to have a saw palmetto extract successfully complete the Dietary Ingredient Verification Program,” said John Atwater, Senior Director of USP Verification Services.
“Qualifying for this verification programme is an accomplishment that demonstrates Valensa International’s commitment to quality and operating GMP quality systems for the manufacture of dietary ingredients in compliance with officially recognised requirements."
"We’re thrilled to be the first saw palmetto extract in the United States to reach this level
"It also provides manufacturers of finished products with the ability to easily identify and qualify Valensa International’s supercritical carbon dioxide extract of saw palmetto, known to much of the industry as USPlus, as a supplier of a quality dietary ingredient they can trust.”
“We’re thrilled to be the first saw palmetto extract in the United States to reach this level, which is critical to our customers who count on delivering quality to the market. This third-party assurance is a key recognition that our USPlus and supercritical carbon dioxide extraction process meet rigorous, scientifically validated standards,” said Uma Sudhan, CP, CEO of Valensa International.
“It is important to us to provide the highest quality products to the market, and by participating in the USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program we have gone a long way to show we are committed to helping our partners achieve standards that consumers rely on.”
USP DIVP helps ingredient manufacturers to ensure compliance with GMP requirements and reduce risk while also providing them with a way to differentiate their dietary ingredients in an increasingly competitive global market.
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 who have earned the right to use the USP mark.