Hemp Oil -
Good For Horses?
Hemp oil a nutritionally rich source of Omega 3, protein, energy, vitamins and minerals in an equine diet.
Hemp Oil is nature’s perfectly balance plant-based, non GMO omega oil that provides a healthy balance of vital nutrients to ensure health and wellbeing
What really sets Hemp oil apart?
Hemp Oil is a rich source of Gamma Linoleic Acid
Gamma Linoleic Acid or (GLA) is an omega 6 fatty acid unlike other omega 6s that actually increase inflammation,
GLA reduces inflammation, benefiting a wide array of chronic inflammatory-related illnesses including skin conditions, allergies, degenerative joint disease and heart disease .
-Efficient source of Energy
-High source of cool pure easily digestible protein
-Low risk source of energy ideal for horses at risk from Gastric Ulcers
-Hemp Oil may Promote less excitable, calmer behavior in horses, when fed as an alternative to other high energy sources such as grain.
-Enhances Body Condition
-Helps lower heart rate in exercising horses
-Can assist in reducing inflammation in arthritic horses
-Valuable in the treating respiratory problems by reducing Pulmonary Inflammation
-Maintains gut health and integrity
How Does Hemp Oil Support Horses In Poor Condition?
Horses in poor condition and hard keepers can immensely benefit from the wide array of nutrients available in hemp oil.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Omega fatty acids assist in positive nutrition to greatly enhance the condition of horses.
Evidence suggests that many horses on high grain diets, joint problems, dull coats or allergic skin conditions, are very likely to benefit from a supplement of optimally balanced Omegas.
Unlike many other so called Omega 3 oils Cold Pressed hemp oil contains the perfect balance of Omega ratio to decrease inflammation.
How Does Hemp Oil Assist in Performance Horses?
Hemp oil iprovides a high level of protein for muscle development anti inflammatory properties and is an exceptional form of energy with out "heating a horse up."
Out of all the oils available hemp oil is ideal for performance and show horses because of its ability to sustain healthy joints and reduce inflammation, even in the respiratory tract.
What do the vets say?
A USA based veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, USET, conducted a study in Florida in 2009 on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers.
He found that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.
Hemp oil has the highest level of polyunsaturated fats and one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all plant derived Oils.
Cold pressed hemp oil is one of the most efficient sources of energy because it is cold-pressed from the seeds at low temperatures, thereby retaining all its nutrients and requiring only a small amount per day.
With no chemical refinement or genetically modified practice, hemp oil naturally contains Vitamin E (a natural preservative and antioxidant).
How Does Hemp Oil Assist in Breeding Horses?
The nutrients and minerals abundantly available in Hemp oil provide a pure source of protein to assist in the development of foals and and support health of lactating mares.
“Dietary fats are required to facilitate absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and as a source of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are not synthesized by the body,” says Dr. Jo-Anne Murray.
Using Hemp oil in an equine diet reduces the need for high levels of cereal grains, which are detrimental to gut health, Hemp oil is ideal for pregnant mares in late gestation with reduced appetite but increased energy requirements.
With its positive nutrient qualities hemp oil may also assist in reducing stress in foals during weaning.