Because Omega 3s Are Essential for Your Horse
Every domestic horse on the planet needs Omega 3 supplementation because no one, not horse or human, can manufacture their own Omega 3s. A horse in the wild will get his Omega 3 needs from the many varied kinds of fresh native grasses that have never been exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and never been GMO’d. Domestic pastures virtually always come up short because they have been heavily exposed to some or all of the above. Grass hay loses its Omega 3s when it’s cut and dried. So every domestic horse needs supplementation. Even more so if your horse is experiencing dry scaly itchy skin, dull coat, joint pain/inflammation, poor hoof growth, allergies, or pregnancy, which is a condition associated with Omega-3 deficiency because the foal’s fast-growing brain, eye, and organ cells use up all available Omega-3s from the mare.
Omega 3s are absolutely essential to your horse in so many ways. They fight inflammation, they support and build the immune system, improve bone and joint health, restore cracked and brittle hooves and support strong solid hoof growth, they can eliminate sweet itch and bug-bite sores, are recommended for horses with insulin resistance and Cushings, and can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, all while promoting shiny, healthy coats and smoother skin texture. Compare labels. You will find only one brand, Omega Fields, using 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. Many don’t even use core flax, opting for less expensive and less effective flax by-products like flax meal.
Every Omega 3 supplement in the Omega Fields line begins with 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. That is .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this. Omega Horseshine contains more Omega 3s per serving than any other flax supplement on the market. And Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar is the one treat on the market that is actually good for your horse. All good stuff and no other stuff. In short, Omega Fields begins with the best stabilized fortified flax money can buy and therefore your horse receives the best Omega 3s money can buy. Needless to say, I am very excited about these folks.
And virtually every other Omega 3 supplement will contain some combination of molasses (sugar), corn or corn by-products, or wheat or wheat by-products that are high in non-structural-carbs that turn into sugar the minute they are metabolized into the body, or soy, or hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils, or artificial (chemical) preservatives.
None of the above are in Omega Fields’ supplements. None. Zero. Whether for horses, dogs, chickens, or people.
Dr. Mark DePaolo, DVM says: “Horses are not designed to eat sugars or carbohydrates. ALL grains, when digested, are processed and metabolized as sugar which is detrimental to your horse’s health and well-being.” Also these sugars load up your horse with high doses of Omega 6, an inflammatory when not balanced properly with Omega 3.
Horseshine contains no soy. No Soybean meal or soybean oil. According to Dr. DePaolo, “Soy is highly estrogenic and should never be fed to either sex of horses, especially those who are already suffering from any type of metabolic disorder like Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance or Cushing’s Syndrome. And 99.9% percent of soy included in human and horse food is genetically modified to be Round-Up Ready. Glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup, is the leading cause of leaky gut syndrome in horses. Leaky gut syndrome can cause food allergies, diarrhea, mal-absorption syndrome, colic and irritable bowel syndrome.
“Phytates in soy are also undesirable. They will bind to certain nutritional minerals in a horse’s diet and prevent them from being absorbed into the body. It is very common for a horse that is being fed soy to be lacking Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and sometimes Selenium when tested utilizing horse hair analysis. These minerals are very important in the production of proteinaceous connective tissues such as tendon, ligament, joint cartilage, hoof and hair coat.”
All flaxseed used in Omega Fields’ products is milled to Global Food Safety Initiative standards for human consumption, employing a third party-validated, 5-log Kill Step and proprietary stabilization processes for long shelf life. The flaxseed is certified to SQF 2000 standards, guaranteed pathogen-free with very low total microbial values, and guaranteed shelf stable for a MINIMUM of one year under ambient storage conditions – no refrigeration or special packaging required!
If it sounds like I have become a spokesperson for this company I have recently agreed to do just that. Because I’ve been blown away by Omega Fields and their products. It’s the first company I’ve ever met whose standards are as high or higher than my own. Thus, the first time I have ever agreed to do such a thing.
These folks seriously care about my horses’ health and happiness. And I recommend them to you without reservation. We are now using Omega Horseshine with all of our horses and Horseshine led us to Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar, which was really exciting because we train with treats and I always worried about the amount I was using and how much bad stuff I might be putting into our horses. But not anymore! In fact, 15 of these treats gives your horse enough Omega 3s to equal a maintenance serving of Horseshine.
No more guilt.
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Training with Treats
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Note the absence of halter and lead.