TOP REASONS OUR HORSES AND DOGS NEED HEMP
- Essential Omega 3, 6, and 9
- Excellent “Complete” Plant Protein Source
- Easily Digestible Fibre
TOP BENEFITS OF HEMP FOR OUR EQUINE AND CANINE FRIENDS
- Calm Energy
- Enhanced Stamina
- Natural Anxiety and Stress Reliever
- Improved Cardiovascular Performance
Some have called hemp the most nutritionally complete food source in the world. Hemp contains: Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) for the growth and maintenance of body tissue; Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for improved skin and cell membranes, increased oxygen consumption in cells providing increased energy, metabolism and immune system functions; flavonoids for antiviral, anti-allergic, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antioxidant activities; cannabinoids and terpenoids for cell protection, immuno-suppression and anti-inflammatory properties; vitamins and minerals; and more.
Hemp has strong pain-relieving qualities. Research indicates it is useful for normalizing joint function, helping with laminitis cases, diabetes, and bone healing. Hemp is a safe, effective and completely natural supplement.
HEMP SEED OIL
Dry or dull coat can be brought to life with the use of this cold pressed oil. Using hemp oil on a daily basis helps to reverse or prevent arthritis in your animal. Many ailments can be avoided by supplementing these raw fatty acids.
Hemp seed oil is known globally for its use as an excellent skincare ingredient, as well as in human food
Hemp seed oil can improve joint mobility and stamina. Hemp seed oil is known globally for its use as an excellent skincare ingredient, as well as in human food because it is high in Essential Fatty Acids – the omegas, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 and GLA, as well as being high in protein that contains all the amino acids.
HEMP SEED CAKE
Hemp treats made from Hemp Seed Cake or Meal (Hemp Pellets) Hemp seed cake is the byproduct of the production of cold pressed hemp seed oil. It has been grown without the use of agro-chemicals. A true cool feed with added benefits. Hemp pellets contain essential omega oils and unique anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp is suitable for all ages and stages.
What the experts are saying…
Shari Frederick BS, NMD, LE believes, “There may be an imbalance in your horse’s intake of essential fatty acids (EFAs), primarily linked to the family of Omega 6 vs Omega 3. Most commercial equine feeds contain corn, wheat, oats, bran, sunflower, canola, soy or safflower, which provide much more Omega 6 than Omega 3, negating the benefits of both.
Adequate Omega 3 in your horse’s diet is essential, NOT OPTIONAL, for overall equine wellbeing!
Hemp merits serious equine EFA consideration because its Omega 6: Omega 3 (LA: LNA) ratio is 3:1. Adequate Omega 3 in your horse’s diet is essential, NOT OPTIONAL, for overall equine wellbeing!
MAKING SENSE OF OMEGAS
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Clair Thunes, PHD, Independant Equine Consultant says, “Hemp seeds are a source of good-quality protein that rival the soybean’s amino acid profile and omega-3 fatty acid content. Hemp for horses comes in two forms: oil and meal.”
Dr.Jo Anne Murray, PHD PGDIP BSC RNUTR BHS’II
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
University of Edinburgh
Dr. Dan Moore, a practicing holistic veterinarian wrote the article, “Allergies, Itchy Skin and Other Icky Stuff”, and he states that “…horses, in general, don’t get enough fat, and get far too much sugar from sweet feed and corn.”
“…horses, in general, don’t get enough fat, and get far too much sugar from sweet feed and corn.”
According to him, “The essential fatty acids are a must in allergy horses.” Bruce Fife, ND writes, “Fatty acids are vital nutrients necessary for good health. Some of the fatty acids are classified as being “essential” … the two basic essential fats are omega-6 (linoleic) and omega-3 (alpha-linolenic) fatty acids.
Dr. Tim Ober, USET veterinarian, conducted a small study in Florida on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers. What he found was that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.
Equine nutritionist Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D. states, “…Hemp oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their health benefits. The nervous system of both mature and immature horses also benefits from Omega-3’s, as supplementation decreases stress, improves learning and cognition, and staves off the development of stereotypic behaviours, such as cribbing.”
Elisha Hill, an international event rider based in Alberta, Canada, uses hemp fiber and oil for equine nutrition. She says all 12 of her horses are on hemp oil as opposed to other supplements because it’s a cost effective way to keep her horses healthy. She’s seen it increase stamina, calm some of her hotter horses and aid in digestion and weight management.
“I’m not a supplement person. Supplements are expensive and so much is wasted, I think. I tried the hemp oil on a whim just to see what it would do, and I was totally amazed,” said 28-year-old Elisha.
“I tried the hemp oil on a whim just to see what it would do, and I was totally amazed.”
She started adding two pumps of hemp oil to her preliminary-level Thoroughbred eventer’s feed as he was recovering from a trailer accident. Elisha said she was astonished at the results.
“I couldn’t believe how quickly he came back. I absolutely think the hemp oil helped,” she says. “So now all my horses are on it. It helps with weight gain, so all my thoroughbreds, even the sales prospects that come in off the track, look great after getting on the hemp oil.”
Elisha says she stopped routine injections on her 18-year-old eventing mare’s joints because the results from the oil in her diet outweighed what she saw in her mare’s performance after injections.
“Hemp is indeed a superfood…”
Dr. Mark DePalo, an equine veterinarian in Texas, writes that the levels of manufactured soy found in most common brands of grain for horses often contributes to allergies, endocrine dysfunction, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, among other issues. That was reason enough for Jennifer Soltys, a nutritionist, who says “Hemp is indeed a superfood,” …she has been feeding hemp to her own horses for 16 years. “Simply, horses source their fatty acids from grass naturally. Hemp is only slightly second to soy in protein quality and does not need to be heated or chemically processed to be edible, like soy.”
Julia Henriques, Managing Editor of Dogs Naturally Magazine
5 REASONS TO USE HEMP OIL FOR DOGS
Steve Brown, author of Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet states, “Your dog has substances in his body called prostaglandins. These are like hormones and they circulate around the body, helping to smooth muscle contractions, control inflammation, regulate the body temperature and other vital functions.
The GLA that’s abundant in hemp seed is a building block for prostaglandins. Researchers are looking at GLA supplementation today as an important component of proper hormone health and development.”
Hemp seeds are so powerful that researcher R. Lee Hamilton, a famous biochemist, sees hemp seeds as the solution to the world’s hunger problem and as an opportunity to reach a state of super health.
Dr. Ihor Basko, a holistic veterinarian practicing in Hawaii who is dedicated to equine, canine, and feline nutrition. Regarding treats he states, “Because of the nature and physiology of horses, too much sugar, honey, fructose, corn syrup, even molasses given over a long period of time may make some horses susceptible to metabolic disturbances involving the pancreas gland, the digestive flora, and the circulation and health of the hoof and foot (i.e. laminitis).”