Hi. I’m Hiro, co-founder of PhytoSmart. I grew up in a family of veterinarians in Japan where there were always animals of one sort or another underfoot. My mother used to prepare all the food that was fed to our pets and the animals that boarded with us from fresh ingredients bought daily at the local farms and market stands. It was time consuming, I know, because my job was to pick up and deliver all of the ingredients each day from the different farms before school in time for her to prepare. But, we knew exactly what our animals we were eating.
So I didn’t follow my family’s path to become a veterinarian, but I did become a scientist who is always looking for better solutions to solve problems. I was working with different algae when I became intrigued by the variety of algae species that would benefit pets' nutrition and overall health.
Much work and many sleepless nights led me to a species of golden algae that has a very high content of DHA, the most essential Omega 3 fatty acid. This species is more difficult to grow because instead of sunlight it needs a different energy source to flourish. This led us to design a completely unique sterile system to grow and harvest our algae culture.
We have perfected our brand of DHA that we call PhytoSmart™. Now PhytoSmart™ inside, SmartZYME™,is now available to you as a fresh pet vital DHA nutrient that you can mix easily into wet or dry pet food, dispense into aquarium tanks for better fish nutrition and improve metabolic imbalances in horses too.
We know many pet owners are already buying fish oil to supplement their pet's DHA Omega 3 needs. But fish oil can become a neurotoxin that can greatly damage your pet's brain health, when it becomes old. That's why it is important to us that SmartZYME™ is a fresh food ingredient. And the benefits to your pet multiplies not just by eating it, but because our special process keeps the DHA producing enzymes active and intact to continue to produce DHA in their body long after they eat it. Your pets will thank you for it!