Valensa International’s Parry Organic Spirulina earns USP verified mark

Published: 11-Jul-2018

Florida-based Valensa International announces that the company’s Parry Organic Spirulina is the first spirulina product to be awarded the distinctive US Pharmacopeia (USP) verified mark

This achievement was realised after Valensa was able to meet stringent and best-in-class requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Dietary Supplement Verification process.

“It’s a huge leap forward for the microalgae industry in the United States, and in particular for our spirulina,” said Uma Sudhan CP, CEO of Valensa International.

“We’ve continued to show our clients that our product is pure, furthering our company value of transparency and honesty."

With more than 4000 metric tons of spirulina sold in 30 countries during several years, Valensa International and its sister company Parry Nutraceuticals, lead the industry in Organic Spirulina manufacturing, purity, certifications and supply chain management.

Valensa International provides ingredients to food and nutraceutical companies that develop and market products to consumers.

What’s the process?

To earn the USP Verified designation, Valensa passed a number of tests, including the following critical milestones

  • implementation of a programme to comply with Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (HARPC)
  • implementation of a supply chain programme
  • compliance with sanitary transportation requirements
  • preparation implementation and oversight of a written food safety plan.

Parry Organic Spirulina is a blue-green algae and versatile superfood that supports overall health including the eyes, brain, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

Spirulina is considered to be the best complete source of plant protein, in addition to containing beta carotene, gamma linolenic acid, B-vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, sulpholipids, glycolipids, superoxide dismutase, phycocyanin and enzymes.

In contrast with most vegetable matter, Parry Organic Spirulina from Valensa does not have a cell wall made of cellulose, thereby making it easily digestible.

Moreover, spirulina supports gut health. Parry Organic Spirulina’s prebiotic effect helps maintain the healthy microflora needed for digestion, liver detoxification, absorption and immune health.

With its antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids and prebiotics, Spirulina is one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet.

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