Promoting Health By Selecting Chia Seeds As A Horse Supplement-
It’s hard to find an all-in-one horse supplement… but one of our team’s favorite go-to options for natural supplementation is chia seeds…
Have you tried them with your horse yet??
The chia seed has amazing nutritional value in a tiny package! Some might select chia seeds when looking for horse supplements for coat and even equine digestive support… but there’s much more to this super seed than that.
Most of the best horse supplements on the market have a long shelf life, but it’s because of a long list of additives and preservatives that make that shelf life possible. However, chia seeds have a naturally long shelf life and do not require grinding or cooking, they make a natural convenient choice to add to your horse supplement options.
5 Nutritional Benefits of Chia Seeds as a Horse Supplement
- Omega 3
According to USChia.com:
- Chia seeds are the highest naturally occurring source of Omega-3 fatty acids, with a 3:1 ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s.
- Chia oil is 63% Omega-3, greater than flaxseed oil (58%), and menhaden fish oil (29%).
- Chia seeds are a rich source of Vitamin B, with a higher niacin content than corn, rice, and even soy.
- Chia seeds are a great source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper.
Not Quite an All in One Horse Supplement… But Here’s The Amazing Results You Can Expect to See when Supplementing with Chia Seeds
Soaked chia seeds have been a natural option our Wellness Coaches have come to trust and utilize over the years. When you’re looking for a horse supplement that supports weight gain, coat, and especially during times of digestive concern think of adding soaked chia seed to your list of whole, natural nutrition options.
These amazing seeds can promote health by helping to soothe the GI tract and aid in the prevention of gastric ulcers and promote a balance of blood sugar levels.
The health benefits don’t stop there… Chia seeds can also provide support for allergy relief, improved coat, skin, hoof health, joints, and muscles.
The preferred way to feed chia seeds for horses is soaked. The average serving size is 1/4 cup (dry) chia seeds. A nice thing about chia seeds is you can feed them dry as well and even picky eaters are usually content with this as a supplement option. You can choose to utilize either white or traditional dark chia seeds, they are both packed with health-boosting nutrients for your horse. There are many sources where you can order chia seeds, reach out to your Core Wellness Coach and see where they order their chia seeds from!
By feeding natural options like chia seed in moderation and rotation, you can maximize the health benefits of your nutrition plan. Typically a 5 lb bag is the perfect size to feed through for 1 horse.