Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential to the health of equines and pets. They play a significant role in fighting inflammation and the functioning of cell membranes. The three most important types of omega-3s are Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), and Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA).
EPA & DHA
EPA and DHA are mostly found in fish and seafood. DHA has various benefits, including fighting inflammation, aiding brain development, improving heart health, promoting better vision, and preventing or alleviating allergies. EPA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that acts as a precursor to prostaglandins, which are important fats that contribute to critical processes such as blood flow. Other health benefits related to EPA include lowering cardiovascular disease, fighting inflammation, & supporting muscle recovery.
Unlike other omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood, ALA is sourced from plants such as camelina oil, flaxseed, and soybean oil. ALA improves cardiovascular function, protects cell structure and function, and prevents inflammation and diseases. ALA can also be converted to DHA and EPA in small amounts.
Omega-3 for Equine Health
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients but are not produced by the body. Therefore, Omega-3 should be consumed by diet or supplementation. However, most equine diets are typically high in Omega-6 but low in Omega-3. Wild Gold’s camelina oil can make up for this as it’s especially rich in Omega-3 and has a favorable taste. Wild Gold’s camelina oil also has a long shelf life and is easily digestible.
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Check with a veterinarian before use. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.