BIO-FLAX is a premium whole flaxseed, without preservatives or additives. Bio-Flax is #1 Canada “Select” flaxseed, providing a rich plant source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, lignans and other essential nutrients, as well as soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
PRODUCT TYPE: SIZE:
Whole Flaxseed 5lb
RECOMMENDED DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Overweight ¼ cup to ½ cup a day
Healthy weight ½ cup to 1 cup a day
Underweight 1 to 1 ½ cups a day
Performance 1 ½ to 2 cups a day
Foals ¼ cup a day
Yearling or growing ½ cup a day
Adjust as needed
Flaxseeds, as with any source of fat, aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K, as well as other fat-soluble nutrients such as the increasingly popular turmeric (curcumin), Boswellia, and resveratrol.
Flaxseeds are also a terrific way to add protein, thereby boosting the diet's overall protein quality. When you offer a variety of protein sources, your horse's body has a large, varied, amino acid pool from which to choose for building and repairing tissues.
Flaxseeds are low in sugar and starch (2.6%), making them safe for horses with insulin resistance, PPID (Cushing's), and PSSM. They are high in fiber (47%) with a large amount of pectin and mucilage.[ These water-soluble fibers create a soothing gel inside the digestive tract.
Flaxseeds are low in potassium, making them appropriate to feed to horses with HYPP.
There are several benefits associated with Omega 3 fatty acids:
Immune function - Joint and Ligament integrity - Allergies to seasonal pollens and sweet itch - Respiratory and gastrointestinal health - Hair and hoof strength - Energy needs for athleticism - Tying up prevention - Insulin resistance reduction - Protein boost to repair tissue