ProVida (FourFlax) 5L
Cold-Pressed from Linseed Seed, Flax Seed Oil is rich in Omega 3, an Essential Fatty Acid that has many health benefits, and produces incredibly shiny coats...The Natural Choice for a Healthy Horse!
Many horse owners, breeders and trainers are now starting to feed some form of oil as part of the diet. Whether it be for a shiny coat, an energy source, or overall health, there are several types of oil available. Flax Seed Oil will provide fantastic results in terms of soft, shiny coats and the energy provided, but the key advantage of using Flax Seed Oil over other readily available oils is the Omega 3 content.
Flax Seed Oil provides the richest (almost 60%) natural source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid (EFA) which is not generally present in equine foods. Like all animals, horses cannot manufacture this essential fatty acid which is so important for their overall health.
Grain is a common ingredient of many modern horse feeds, and contains high levels of Omega 6, another Essential Fatty Acid. Many other oils such as Hemp and Soy Bean Oil are also much higher in Omega 6 than Omega 3. Every horse (and any other mammal) needs to obtain both Omega 3 and 6 in the diet, as they cannot be produced by the body hence the term 'Essential'. However, very few horse feeds contain sufficient amounts of Omega 3, and it is this lack of Omega 3 and too much Omega 6 that is often cited as the cause for poor health, dull coats, stiff joints or allergic reactions.
Supplementing your horse's daily feed with Flax Seed Oil can help to rectify the imbalance of Omega 6 and 3, and encourage optimum skin, coat and hair condition, free mobility and strong hooves, as well as supporting the immune, circulatory and digestive systems. And as an energy source, Flax Seed Oil is second to none, with the equivalent amount of energy being provided in one cup of oil as four cups of grain. It is therefore ideal for race horses and endurance events, with the added advantage of muscles recovering quickly after exercise due to the high content of Omega 3.
Research also suggests that feeding a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve semen quality and its tolerance to freezing and thawing. CLICK HERE to read the research article we found very interesting.
Below are some common problems encountered by horse owners:
- Dry, itchy skin or patches of hair loss
- Allergic reactions such as sweet itch
- Inflammatory conditions such as laminitis
- Joint pain and reduced mobility
- Cracked hooves
- Slow wound healing
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Bad behaviour or fizzy horses
Supplementing your horse's diet with Omega 3 rich Flax Seed Oil is a perfect way of supplementing the diet to encourage optimum overall health. The oil has a very natural taste and smell and horses generally enjoy eating it when mixed with their usual every day feed. Our Flax Seed Oil does not have to be bleached or deodorised in order to feed, and does not contain any preservatives or additives - simply a natural product for your horse's overall health.
And finally, our Flax Seed Products for Horses are processed in exactly the same way as our Food Grade products, and meet food grade standards, so you can be assured you are feeding your horses a top quality product.