There are only two fatty acids that are called “essential,” meaning that they absolutely must be in the diet every day because the horse’s body cannot produce them. The first essential fatty acid is an omega 6, known as linoleic acid (LA) and the other is an omega 3, known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
Both have specific roles, however, omega 3s, in particular, are involved in functions such as:
protecting the blood vessels, heart, lungs, digestive tract, bones, and joints.
creating hormonal balance, including assisting with insulin resistance.
promoting a healthy immune response and protection against allergies and skin problems.
protecting the brain against inflammatory conditions, most notably PPID (Cushing’s disease) and leptin resistance.
Organically grown feed has a lower detectable level of pesticides and herbicides. Exposure to these chemicals, especially over time, can be detrimental to your horse’s heath. Interestingly, nutrients such as antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids are more plentiful in organic plants because they aren’t oxidized by commercial chemicals.
COMING SOON! PRO Series by Pink Rose Organix is a nutrient dense and buildable feed system that utilizes only the best USDA-organic and scientifically proven ingredients to provide your horse with optimal nutrition. PhD formulated, PRO Series ensures your horse is getting the best balance of necessary ingredients for joint protection and immunity, skin and hoof integrity, growth and muscle development, fiber digestion and energy metabolism.