Fats are an essential food and play many useful roles in the body, ranging from supplying energy to ensuring the integrity of cell membranes. Fats in the form of oils are commonly fed to horses. During digestion they are broken down to release energy.
Fats consist of a chain of fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule. Fatty acids are important for a wide array of cell structure components and for many chemical reactions in the body, including hormonal and energy activities. Fatty acids play a vital role in establishing a healthy lipid barrier in the skin, the defence mechanism against assault from irritants and infection.
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) are Essential Fatty Acids; i.e can not be made by the body and must be provided in the diet. The two types, Omega-6 and Omega-3 oils must be present in the diet in the correct balance for good health. These fatty acids include Linolenic Acid, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) which are well known for their role in the support of a healthy immune system, skin and joints, reproductive system and performance. NAF Omega Oil is an ideal energy source for performance, providing more energy than the same weight of carbohydrates or protein. The energy from oil is released slowly, making it ideal for prolonged performance, and less likely to cause bouts of excitability associated with high cereal diets.
As with any dietary change, Omega Oil should be introduced gradually to ensure that the metabolic pathways within the body can adapt to oil utilisation. NAF Omega Oil uses a blend of three natural oils to provide the correct balance of PUFAs. It is suitable for all horses to support health, performance and where the history indicates.
Horse & Poines: 15ml - 45ml per day
Linseed Oil, Soya Oil, Hemp Oil.
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