Pure Linseed (Flax Seed) Oil
Proudly produced in the UK
High Barn Cold pressed oil from linseed seeds is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid and omega 6 in the correct proportions. Lack of these essential fatty acids may result in a dull coat, dry itchy skin and cracking hooves. Offering linseed oil to horses prone to sweet itch has been found to be beneficial to them.
Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties so are potentially beneficial for chronic arthritis as well as regulating smooth muscle and autonomic reflexes – construction of healthy cell walls – transportation of oxygen to body cells – regulation of nerve transmissions – primary energy source for heart muscles. Its lignans support the immune system as well as circulatory and structural system.
Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons into daily feed ration. Linseed (flax) oil is a superior oil to other readily available vegetable oils as it contains the highest levels of Omega 3.
Linseed (Flax) oil has many renowned qualities. It is an excellent energy source and according to some research better than feeding extra sugars and cereals. Linseed oil has also been shown to provide a suitable source of energy for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. It is a safe way of fattening up old thin ponies and will certainly make the coat shine.
The latin name for linseed Linum usitatissimum means most useful, and it has been used in all its forms for many thousands of years.