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Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is non-GMO. It supports superior health in horses.
Hemp seed oil is cold-pressed. Cold pressed oils, also known as cold expeller pressed oils, have been mechanically pressed from the fatty portions of the botanical while ensuring that the maximum temperature (caused by friction) does not exceed 120 degrees.This method preserves the natural antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin A as beta carotene. Corn oil, soy oil, and canola oil are heat processed at temps as high as 180 degrees and then put through a hexane solvent bath. Hexane is a by-product of crude petroleum and is classified as a neurotoxin. The oils are then neutralized with caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). The next stage of processing is bleaching which removes chlorophyll and the carotenoids. The final process is deodorization, which uses pressurized steam at 500 degrees or more. Because nature's antioxidants like vitamin E and beta carotene are destroyed in this process, additives like BHT and BHA are then added to the oil to provide stability.
Hemp oil is a relative newcomer to the group of oils fed to horses, but it has a traditional use as a healthy, beneficial oil that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Hemp seed oil is a unique oil in that contains all the identified essential fatty acids, known as the omegas. Hemp seed oil provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but Omega 9 as well. But what really sets Hemp seed oil apart from the other oils is that it provides GLA: gamma linolenic acid. Hemp seed plant based oilseed provides essential fatty acids: Linoleic acid (an omega 6) and alpha linolenic acid (an omega 3) in a 2.8:1 ratio of omega 6s to 3s. Though inverted in relation to what would be found in pasture grasses, hemp seed oil has an added "secret weapon" that is not commonly found: Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is actually an omega 6 fatty acid, but, unlike other omega 6s that increase inflammation, GLA reduces it in humans, benefitting a wide array of chronic inflammatory-related illnesses including skin conditions, allergies, degenerative joint disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Although little research has been done on GLA in horses, it is reasonable to extrapolate its benefits to equine inflammatory conditions.
GLA is a regulator of the prostaglandins, the hormone-like substances that act as chemical messengers inside the cell. Their physiological effects include regulation of inflammation. There are two predominant prostaglandins: PGE-1 the anti-inflammatory prostaglandin and PGE-2 the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin. GLA increases production of PGE-1, thus reducing the levels of PGE-2. Hemp seed oil further provides GLA, antioxidants, and the ability to reduce muscle glycogen fatigue.
Higher quality oils can fe fed at a lesser amount.
The higher quality of oil, the less you have to feed. Typically hemp seed oil is fed at the same amount of corn or soy or canola oils.**
| Fatty Acid Analysis
|| Percent (%) of Total Fat
| Linoleic acid (omega 6)
| Alpha Linolenic acid (ALA) (omega 3)
| Oleic acid (omega 9)
| Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) (omega 6)
| Stearidonic acid (SDA) (omega 3)
Other nutritional info:
- Vitamin E: 100-150 mg per 100 ml
- Sterols: 478 mg per 100 mg
- Chlorophyll: 20-50 ppm
Feeding directions: Hemp oil is typically fed at one ounce twice daily. High Performance horses; or those recovering from illness or inflammatory conditions, may require 2-3 ounces twice daily.
Shelf Life: Best 18 months from production date but may be kept up to 2 years or more with ideal storage (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Click here for a recent study on hemp products from the University of Edinburgh
** Dr. Tim Ober, USET veterinarian, conducted a small study in Florida in 2009 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.
Other Hemp Products:
Hemp Seed Protein Fiber - Hempseed meal - higher quality protein than soy. Fat - 10% with 30% Protein. Choose this if you do not want your horse to have as many fat calories.
Hemp Topping - also called "Hemp Fines" are a fragments of the hemp seed and hull. Fat - 43% with 30% Protein. Choose this for adding extra protein and fat.
Hemp Body Builder - a co-product of pressing hemp seed for oil. A thick, dense butter resembling a nut butter, rich in beneficial fat. Fat - 65% with 16% protein. Choose this to add high amounts of energy from fat.
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