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Hemp Seed Topping

Hemp seeds are non-GMO. They support superior health in horses. 

Hempseed Topping, also called Hemp Fines, are a co-product of the dehulling process to make hemp nut. Hemp Fines/Topping contains fragments of the hemp nut and the hemp hull. The fines are typically between the sizes of coarse sand and fine rice, and composed of a blend of materials mixed heterogenously to create a medley of colors from black or dark brown, to light tan. Fines have slightly less oil than hulled hemp seeds because of the increased hull content. 

It is a complete, gluten free, alkaline forming plant protein with all 10 essential amino acids which are 65% highest quality globulin, edestin, and the rest albumin type protein which supports immune function, is easily digestible, and has no enzyme inhibitors like nuts, grains and legumes.

Choose Hempseed Topping with 43% Fat and 30% Protein if your horse needs extra protein along with extra fat calories. 

The fat content of hemp seeds 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. To purchase hempseed oil, click here...

During the dehulling process, the hemp seed fragments along with the hulls remains. They become a nutritious whole food that offers high quality protein in a highly palatable form. This is very important to your horse because he requires enough essential amino acids (building blocks) to synthesize body proteins, including muscle, hooves, blood proteins, antibodies, skin, vital organs, hormones, and more. An important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth, and of the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes, as well as keratin, the protein found in hooves and hair. If only one source of protein is fed (as with one type of grass hay), your horse will not get sufficient amino acids to stay healthy and peripheral tissues such as skin, hooves, and joints, will show signs of malnutrition. Hemp seeds offer all ten essential amino acids (those that must be in the diet) in proper proportion to be best utilized by the body. The quality of protein found in hemp seeds is so high in fact, that it rivals soybeans. 

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Click here to read "Choose Hemp Instead of Soy!"  

Click here for a recent study on hemp products from the University of Edinburgh

Other Hemp Products:

Hemp Seed Oil - All the goodness of 100% Canadian cold-pressed hempseed oil, offering Gamma Linolenic Acid to reduce inflammation. 

Hemp Seed Protein Fiber - Hempseed meal - higher quality protein than soy. Fat - 10% with 30% Protein. Choose this is you do not want your horse to have as many fat calories

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. 

Hemp seed topping is appropriate for:

Feeding instructions:  1/2 cup to 2 cups per day. Each 1/2 cup (weighs 90 grams) provides 27 grams of quality protein and 38.7 grams of fat. 

Shelf Life:  18 months if stored properly (cool, out of direct sunlight). 

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Hemp Seed Topping 

20 lb bag  (100 1/2 cup servings)  $123.95

SAVE a considerable amount with Two 20 lbs (200 1/2 cup servings)  $184.95

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