Sustainability: Eco-Conscious Choices
We’re committed to sustainability as much as we’re committed to quality. Learn about our eco-friendly practices, from responsibly sourcing our algae to practicing organic farming for our olives. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to know that your purchase supports not just your health but the health of our planet.
Algae vs Lanolin D3
Unlike sheep’s wool, the extraction process makes no use of pesticides, therefore there is no danger that algae vitamin D3 has any residual pesticides. In the US alone, 42% of adults are deficient, while 50% of children aged between 1 and 5, and 70% of children aged between 6 and 11 have low vitamin D stores 1.
The wool industry is not a gentle place. Much of the world’s lanolin comes from farms, where animals are often kept in dire conditions. To add to the pain, the barbaric procedure of Mulesing is practiced. Mulesing is where the skin is sliced from the buttocks of lambs, without painkillers, to produce a scar-free wool 2.
Sustaining & Nurturing Earth
Embracing Biodiversity and Zero Waste for Planetary Wellness
Our practices are designed to protect and enhance biodiversity, ensuring that every plant, animal, and microorganism thrives. We honor nature’s balance, sustaining ecosystems and enhancing our product’s quality and efficacy.
Embracing a zero-waste philosophy, we ensure every step of our production leaves no trace, reflecting our deep respect for the planet. This sustainable approach contributes to a harmonious cycle of environmental health and renewal.
What Is So Unique About Our Olive Trees?
MILESTONE® Olive Oils blend the wild essence of Olea Sylvestris with the robust qualities of Olea Europaea. This unique combination from the heart of Greece enriches our oil with unparalleled polyphenols, offering you a natural elixir for well-being, crafted by the harmonious fusion of ancient wisdom and modern science.
Olea Sylvestris DNA
Our production utilizes the wild component of this tree, particularly the part of the trunk that connects to the soil, to harness its natural, unmatched high-phenolic profile. Olea Sylvestris is the naturally occurring, unaltered form.
Olea Europaea DNA
Olea Europaea, and in particular the “Koroneiki” variety, is the source of our medical olive oil, renowned for its rich concentration of health-promoting polyphenols, mono-unsaturated fats and Omega-3s (ALA) 6 9.
- Haimi M, Kremer R. Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency from childhood to adulthood: Insights from a sunny country. World J Clin Pediatr. 2017 Feb 8;6(1):1-9. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.1. PMID: 28224090; PMCID: PMC5296623.