Unfortunately, many Saw Palmetto berries are harvested in fields contaminated by pesticides and herbicides as they are next to orange groves that use these chemicals. They are then sold at outdoor auctions to the highest bidder.
In order to ensure the purity, safety and integrity of A.Vogel Sabalasan®, the Saw Palmetto berries used are organically cultivated far from citrus groves that heavily use chemicals. The plants are not exposed to any form of herbicide, fungicide or other chemical agent. The berries of the Dwarf Palm (Saw Palmetto) are harvested by professional pickers who harvest only in this organically grown area which is checked by officials (soil samples) several times a year.
The harvest is culled, cleaned and stored in dryers within 24 hours. This preserves the freshness of the fatty acids in the berries to provide the highest possible potency. Finally the Saw Palmetto berries are placed in capsules rather than tablets in order to further protect the vital fatty acid content.
Considering the high risk of contamination by pesticides and herbicides used in the omnipresent citrus groves of Florida, choosing an organic Saw Palmetto extract is fundamental.