Chia facilitates natural well-being and can supplement the horse’s daily feed
Chia seeds contain more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in an ideal balance than any other plant product. Omega fatty acids helps to lubricate the horse’s skin and skin resistance and makes a nice & shiny coat!
Omega fatty acids are also good for normal and healthy joint functions and healthy connective tissues and are also important for pregnant mares.
Chia is low in sugar and starch so it is also suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Low sugar level may have positive effect on bowel functions. Chia contains high level of fibre which is good for equine digestive. Low starch and sugar content feed is thought to be useful for horses with stomach ulcers, insulin resistance, equine metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal problems. A high-fibre, low starch feed is likely suitable for horses with gastrointestinal disturbance. Due to the low sugar, high-fibre and high oil content, chia can be extremely beneficial for horses experiencing muscle issues.
Chia easily gels and forms a film in the intestines that slows carbohydrate absorption, supports the normal functions of body sugar level balance and intestinal health. The absorbing properties of chia helps to ensure a perfect balance of fluid and electrolytes. Chia can also be used to remove sand from the intestinal.
Chia is rich in antioxidants and magnesium, which helps to calm stress-sensitive horses and help maintain a healthy oestrous cycle for mares.
Chia is rich in essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, E).