A.Vogel Saw Palmetto
Alfred Vogel discovered the beneficial effects of Saw Palmetto during
his exploration of the Americas in the 1950s and learned that the
Seminole of Florida, had used the fruit of Saw Palmetto for hundreds of
years for many conditions such as the onset of prostate enlargement and
But they had another, very important use for
the small palm: they used it as a love medicine to help improve erectile
Saw Palmetto cultivation: the A.Vogel way
Saw Palmetto plant grows mainly in Florida, in the southeast of the
USA. Sabal serrulata, the Latin name for American Saw Palm, is found to
the north of the Everglades, where the climate is hot and dry.
experience has shown that the most effective means of obtaining a good,
healthy crop of Saw Palmetto is to carefully select a natural
cultivation and devote time and energy in ensuring that the wild palms
have room to grow and are not overgrown by the forest or other plants.
this end, A.Vogel has fenced off about one square kilometre of fields
far away from industrial areas and citrus plantations which could be a
source of contamination. The berries are harvested only in this
organically grown area which is checked by officials (soil samples)
several times a year.
At our plantations, each Saw Palm bears
between 50 and 100 berries. When the fruit is ripe, berries are
hand-picked in searing temperatures ranging from 35 to 42 degrees
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.
The A.Vogel Saw Palmetto Quality
Importance of using Fresh herbs
herbs retain more of their phyto-chemical properties and deliver a
higher concentration of active ingredients necessary for superior
healing results compared to dried plant extracts.
We know that it is the fatty acid compounds in Saw Palmetto berry that hold the active ingredients. This is why Sabalasan Prostate 1 is made from Saw Palmetto berry oil.
capsule contains 320mg of the extract from organically cultivated Saw
Palmetto berries equivalent to 2280 - 3840 mg berries and no less than
85% fatty acids.
Saw Palmetto products made from powders or dried
herbal material will not contain as much of the oils and fatty acids as
the "oily capsule of Sabalasan Prostate 1.
This is an important difference to look for when considering the effectiveness of the available Saw Palmetto products.
the berries are harvested and dried within 24 hours, this unique
process keeps the freshness of the berries at its peak and their high
content of fatty acid from going rancid.
Note that if the Saw
Palmetto berries are not organic, they may contain pepticides used in
the orange groves of Florida, where Saw Palmetto thrives.
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