Horse Ulcers Herbal Supplement | Chia Seeds
Horse Herbal Supplement to aid in the following: Equine Carbohydrate Syndrome, Equine Ulcers, Horse Colic, Horse Digestion, Horse Omega Oils, Equine Omega 3-6 Oils, Equine Sand Colic, Equine Joint Health, Equine Energy, Horse Health, Equine Stamina, Equine Natural Foods, and Equine Electrolytes.
Herbs of the World uses only high quality, human grade Chia seeds. Our Chia seeds are included in many of our formulas.
Preventing Ulcers in your Horse
Chia soothes the gut and all mucous membranes of the body, which eases inflammation caused by environmental pollutants, stress, race stress, injury or mental insufficiency.
Chia is used for scar tissue reduction in the lungs or bowels, moving sand and preventing ulcers. Chia acts as a barrier between the carbohydrates and the enzymes of the stomach. The slower metabolism results in less build-up of acid in the stomach. Horses are prone to ulcers because they constantly produce stomach acid. When under stress or heavy training, they tend to produce more ulcers like symptoms and more acid. Using Chia along with Ulcer Ease is the perfect preventative for your equine athlete.
Chia Seeds Suggested Use: Chia is a natural, healthy food, which is best fed daily. We recommend 6 days a week for supplements, with one day off to give the body a chance to reboot for all supplements and formula.Chia is high in soluble fiber, providing 27.6 grams of fiber for every 100 grams of seed.
Chia is a substance essential to cell life, a balance of giving out nutrients and while taking up debris.
Chia is derived from the Aztec word, chian, meaning oily. Anciently the chia seed was a staple to the natives in parts of Mexico. It is reported that they enjoyed longevity, working and being useful far past normal old age. Life expectancy was reportedly 120 years average, in the Oaxaca valley. It was also used for stamina during war, heavy work and endurance races.
It is an ancient seed now being used in America.
Chia has balanced nutritional components. The tiny seeds are highly palatable. Horses love the mildly nutty flavor. It can be easily top dressed on the feed.
Chia is an excellent source of EFA's (essential fatty acids), antioxidants, minerals, protein, soluble fiber and low NSC (non structural carbohydrate).
According to the FDA, Chia seed is considered a "dietary supplement" and its nutritional content complies with the strict regulations required by the organization to qualify as a "healthy food". (Food and Drug Administration, USA)
Omega Oils and Chia Seeds, Equals Health for your Horses
Chia is high in the Omegas. Chia seeds contain 32-39% oil. More importantly it is the crucial balance of 3 times more Omega 3 than Omega 6 in Chia. Two-thirds of Chia oil is Omega-3 essential fatty acid (polyunsaturated) while only 10% are saturated fatty acid. Omega-3 sources are becoming increasingly scarce in the world. It is important that we turn our attention to Chia as a source of valuable energy food.
Fresh green grass, a horse's natural diet, is very low in fat at only 4% to 6%. Horses do require a dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fats because the body can't manufacture them. It is especially important for horses in heavy training, racing, endurance, or rodeo disciplines. Horses that may be living in less than desirable conditions, without the naturally occurring plants and foliage that do provide Omega oils, should be on daily Chia seeds, or formulas containing chia seeds.
Grasses contain anywhere from four to six times as much omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid as they do omega-6 alpha-linoleic acid. This means that a horse would normally take in a much higher level of omega-3s than omega-6s. Unfortunately, omega-3 fats are very fragile. When grass is cut, the omega-3 content is rapidly lost. The omega-6 fatty acids are a bit more resistant to breakdown. Hay, therefore, is lower in omega-3 compared to omega-6 than fresh grass.
Chia oil is 62-64 percent, flaxseed oil is 58 percent, and menhaden fish oil is 29 percent.
Chia absorbs water. The gelatinous property of the seeds when wet in the gut, clears sand more effectively than psyllium husk .Plus it lubricates the mucous membranes of the body, rather than causing a drying effect, as sometimes psyllium husk can do.
Chia can absorb large amounts of liquid, increasing the amount passing through the digestive tract, stimulating the intestinal peristalsis. This property is clearly important for horses, as it clears debris out of the horse's gut natural. Assisting with regulating stool movement, which helps prevent sand colic and maintains healthy diverticula.
Chiamucilogenic gel increases in volume by 12 xs.
Psylliummucilage gel increases in volume by 10 xs.
Flaxmucilage gel increases in volume by 6 xs