Frequently Asked Questions

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SmartZYME™ is a safe, natural, non-GMO, vegan, whole-cell golden algae DHA nutritional food supplement for your pet.  By feeding your pet a daily serving of SmartZYME™, the DHA Omega-3 fatty acid protects and repairs your pet’s health from the inside out.

SmartZYME™ is grown and harvested from C. cohnii, a well-known species of golden micro-algae that grows in all oceans around the world.  This particular species of algae possesses the special metabolic enzymes that produces DHA internally. And C. cohnii is unique in that it produces only DHA; the most important Omega 3 fatty acid that directly converts glucose to healthy fats and inhibit saturated fat accumulation in the body.  
Further, SmartZYME™ is the only Omega 3 product that preserves the DHA Synthase Enzymes that work to produce additional DHA after consumption. To preserve its freshness, SmartZYME™ is packaged and cold-shipped to your door in convenient serving pouches.

SmartZYME™ is unique among all DHA Omega 3 products because it is fresh, whole cell food, not a processed, over concentrated, extracted oil that is extremely susceptible to damaging oxidation. Because SmartZYME™ is the same form of DHA that is already found in the body, once consumed it goes to work immediately to help improve your pet’s health. SmartZYME™ is the most highly bioavailable DHA product you can feed to your pet. 

SmartZYME™‘s DHA has many benefits. It improves  mobility, circulation, cognition, reduces inflammation and allergic conditions and helps our pets stay active and vital throughout every stage of life. And the special metabolic enzymes that only SmartZYME™ offers keeps producing DHA  in your pet after consumption.

Depending on the status of your pet’s health, 90 days (usually much sooner) is often more than enough time to witness dramatic improvement.

Our experience is that the more impaired the animal, the sooner you will notice/witness a change for the better.  For healthy animals, while a change is not expected (as there are no visible issues to resolve), SmartZYME™  is important to use to maintain their health.  We feed SmartZYME™  a full serving (1/2 pouch for small animals, full pouch for large) daily to our pets and enjoy their health and vitality.

We ship SmartZYME™ cold to your door to maintain freshness. That is also why we package servings of  SmartZYME™ in oxygen barrier pouches. To thaw, either warm it in your hands for a few moments or immerse it in warm water (up to 115ºF so as not to inactivate the enzymes). Don’t worry if your product arrives thawed or thaws in your possession. Freeze the pouches that you will not use immediately and refrigerate the pouches that you will use first. Please refer to our video to see how easy it is to use SmartZYME™ to exponentially improve your pet’s health.

Storage and Use

The pouches of SmartZYME™ that you received should have arrived frozen, but if they have thawed in transit, it’s OK. Simply refreeze them; thawing and refreezing will not damage the special DHA producing enzymes in SmartZYME™ as long as they are not exposed to temperatures above 115°F. Please keep the pack that you are currently serving from refrigerated. Some of our customers suggest keeping 2 or 3 serving pouches in the refrigerator and replenishing the supply from the freezer as necessary.

We cold ship SmartZYME™ to you to protect its freshness and ensure that the special enzymes remain active. In the refrigerator, please treat SmartZYME™ like an item of fresh produce.

How to serve your pet SmartZYME™

After removing a pouch from the freezer (you can easily thaw it by holding it in your hands for a few moments) or refrigerator, gently massage the packet to mix the contents.

Snip a corner of the pouch to open it and simply dispense the pouch onto your pet’s favorite wet or dry food, and if you wish, mix the food and SmartZYME™ together. Then serve.

How much SmartZYME™ you should serve

You cannot “overdose” on SmartZYME™ because SmartZYME™ is a nutritionally value added (functional) food, not a medicine.

SmartZYME™ has been reformulated so that pets of all sizes can enjoy the added nutritional value of a full serving of DHA goodness inside every serving of
SmartZYME™. SmartZYME™ is now packaged in convenient full serving sized pouches (1 teaspoon/5 ml) available to large as well as smaller animals.

For first time users

We brine SmartZYME™ with sea salt to preserve it so that no artificial or synthetic preservatives are used. We recommend serving a smaller amount for the first few days and gradually increase to the recommended serving size to give your pet time to adjust to the salt that we use.

Likewise, if your pet is experiencing a health issue or flare up that might benefit from SmartZYME™, you may consider increasing the daily serving amount until the condition improves.

SmartZYME™ is a functional food, not a medicine, so you cannot overdose with it. We recommend feeding a smaller amount the first few days to gradually build up to the suggested amount. Once your pet has been fed smaller amounts of SmartZYME™ and is accustomed to it, standard recommended servings are ½ pouch/day for cats, kittens and small dogs. Dogs 50 pounds and more are to be fed a full pouch daily.

SmartZYME™ will last for over a year frozen. However, once it is in the refrigerator and ready for use, please feed it to your pet within 1 month. Think of SmartZYME™ as an item of fresh produce.

Yes, SmartZYME™ is vegan.  The sterile production process we employ does not use any animal product or byproduct. SmartZYME™ contains algae, sea salt (used for brining) and vitamin C (to maintain its freshness). 

DHA is the most important Omega 3 fatty acid. It is a necessary building block for brain development and critical to optimal cognitive function. In addition to brain health, DHA improves circulation, mobility, skin and coat while reducing inflammation and many allergic conditions. Animals and humans do not possess the enzymes necessary to produce DHA internally and they rely largely on diet to ensure this important nutrient is present in their bodies.

DHA Omega 3 has a significant antioxidant capacity to absorb the oxygen radicals that are believed to be the cause of inflammation, irritation, itch and pain present in many skin, mobility and other health conditions that our pets encounter.  Every infant formula is supplemented with DHA because it is critical to brain development and cognitive functioning throughout every stage of life. Due to its extremely low freezing point, DHA helps to keep everything moving throughout the body. We think of it as “Nature’s Antifreeze” because it does not allow unhealthy saturated fats to accumulate.

Recent studies have shown that for both humans and animals, that DHA Omega 3 increases the body’s basal metabolic rate so that more calories are burned at rest, as well as when moving. Metabolic enzymes, such as those contained in SmartZYME™ work to produce DHA, convert sugars such as glucose or fructose to unsaturated “good” fats (DHA) instead of unhealthy saturated fats that tend to accumulate in the body if this important nutrient is missing.

An enzyme is a protein catalyst that causes a chemical reaction to occur in the body.   When enzymes are exposed to high temperatures, as they are during the manufacture of Omega 3 extracted oils, they become denatured (inactive) and ineffective. No heat is used to make SmartZYME™.

The heat that fish oil extractors use to produce extracted Omega 3 oils strip away these special enzymes that are needed to produce Omega 3 fatty acids.  SmartZYME™ is the only Omega 3 DHA product that preserves the algae’s enzymes to remain active and intact because our process does not use heat – we grow and process SmartZYME™ at room temperature and then freeze the resultant package to preserve its enzyme producing properties.

SmartZYME™ works to rebalance impaired metabolisms that can lead to illnesses such as Diabetes, Cushing’s Syndrome, Obesity, etc. that affect so many pets and people.

In mammals, proteins are digested into smaller enzyme peptones and amino acids in the stomach that can then be absorbed into the body to be stored and utilized in the liver cells.

Fish oil is prone to oxidation, and oxidized Omega 3 PUFAs (poly-unsaturated fatty acids) can become toxic – not safe. Once your pet consumes fish oil that has oxidized, potentially damaging free radicals can enter their body and penetrate a variety of cell membranes to harm your pet’s health. Although Omega 3 oil producers add Tocopherols (synthetic Vitamin E) as an antioxidant to preserve the extracted oil, once the tocopherols molecules become oxidized, they cease to protect the PUFA. 

The stamped expiration date on extracted Omega 3 oil  offers protection from damaging oxidation only as long as the package seal remains unbroken. Once the contents of the package are exposed to the air, the clock starts ticking for the damaging peroxidation chain reaction to begin. That is why we safeguard SmartZYME™ from exposure to damaging oxidation by brining with sea salt, packaging in  small serving oxygen barrier film, and ship to you cold.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Small Animal (mg) Large Animal (mg)
Fat 43 118
- DHA 23 46
Protien 541 413
Carbohydrate 582 510
- Fiber 26 14
Sodium 95 95
Vitamin C 50 50

The DHA Synthase enzymes in SmartZYME™ produce more than 1,000 mg of additional DHA within 15 days.