Promoting Health By Selecting Chia Seeds As A Horse Supplement-
It’s hard to find an all in one horse supplement… but one of my favorite go-to options for natural supplementation is chia seeds…
I’m curious 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 I have come to trust and utilize over the years. When you’re looking for a horse supplement that support 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.
When I feed chia seeds, I prefer to soak them, but since I often feed a soaked beet pulp shred or soaked grass pellet, this is convenient for me. The serving size I like to utilize for my personal horses 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. I would love to know if you have tried chia seeds for your horse… join our free private Facebook community of other like minded horse owners. Click Here to join now.
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