Did you know there’s something fishy about the way fish oil is traditionally produced?
Together, all the earth’s trees and plants produce one third of all the oxygen needed. The rest comes from our oceans. So it’s important to take good care of those oceans. We’re currently not doing a very good job. Global fishing is a major contributor to the problem. We are catching too many fish. And the more fish we catch, the more we disrupt marine ecosystems.
What fish can do
No less than 25% of the global fish catch is used to produce Omega-3. And it’s completely unnecessary. Just like us, fish don’t produce their own Omega-3. They get it from algae. And what fish can do…
We can do too
Testa extracts Omega-3 from algae just like fish do. We do that on land in large ponds. This gives us constant access to clean water and enables us to optimally control all aspects of the process. The result is a 100% plant-based and totally pure Omega-3 supplement. Because not using fish also means excluding hazardous substances like heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. While including all the benefits that pure Omega-3 offers your brain, eyes and heart.That not only makes Testa Omega-3 better for the oceans, but also better for you.
Testa’s story began with a conversation about baby food. Increasingly, milk powder manufacturers extract the Omega-3 they need from vegetable microalgae rather than often contaminated fish oil. When Guido – who was working in the field of functional ingredients himself – heard about this, he decided to immerse himself in algae culture. Not only did he discover that algae are powerhouses in terms of nutrients, he also found out they are relatively easy to grow. He also heard about and read up on the negative impact of the fish oil industry on our oceans, and was astonished. How come we consume so much fish oil when there is obviously a better and fish-free alternative available? Driven by a passionate objective and a backpack full of knowledge, he called on Martin.
At that time, Martin had already been working in the dietary supplements industry for years. And with success. But his wife Ines’ sustainable lifestyle made him stop and think about the sector in which he was working. Of course, dietary supplements have to be healthy for the person taking them, but shouldn’t they be healthy for the rest of the world too? Through Testa they want to make the difference and change the Omega-3 sector. Simply by making it easier for you to make a better choice. Because let’s face it: Why would you continue to take fish oil if there’s a better alternative available?
Martin and Guido found each other in their shared mission. In 2014 they set up Testa, the ultimate plant-based alternative for traditional Omega-3 supplements made from fish oil. As far as they were concerned, a no-brainer. Through Testa they want to make the difference and change the Omega-3 sector. Simply by making it easier for you to make a better choice. Because let’s face it: Why would you continue to take fish oil if there’s a better alternative available?
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