Our 100% pure cold pressed Linseed Oil is produced daily with no heat or extraction chemicals used, this ensures the product retains all of its goodness, is of the highest quality and when it reaches you will be as fresh as you can get.
Linseed Oil Contains:
Omega-3 essential fatty acids (including Alpha-linolenic acid)
Omega-6 essential fatty acids
Omega-9 essential fatty acids
Feeding Linseed oil has many health benefits:
Improves skin and coat condition
Good for skin allergies (including Sweet Itch)
Supports mobility and flexibility
An important aid to a healthy digestive system
Supports the immune system
Linseed oil contains an essential fatty acid known as alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. This fatty acid belongs to the omega-3 group of lipids. Linseed Oil is unusual among oils as it contains considerably more Omega-3 than Omega-6, therefore is fantastic in helping to address the imbalance of the ratios of Omega-6 to Omega-3, which in the modern horses diet is a common problem.
Linseed Oil, is obtained from the gentle cold pressing of the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant. Of all the vegetable oils, Linseed Oil (or Flaxseed Oil) has the highest levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3 fatty acid in Linseed Oil (ALA), has been shown in research to help to tackle stiffness, the circulatory system and aid the ability to fend off immune disorders, making it ideal as a nutritional supplement. Horses diets have changed over the years as much as human diets have, and Omega 3 and 6 are not always as balanced as they should be, many contain high levels of cereals or added vegetable oils, which are high in Omega 6. Any imbalance can affect the general wellbeing of your horse.
The Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) contained in Linseed oil ensures basic cellular health, and is as important to the health of our horses as vitamins and minerals. EFAs help cells form and function correctly and they are responsible for helping the body perform biological functions. Your horse cannot produce EFAs in their body, so it is essential that the get them through the diet.
Linseed oil is beneficial for their coat and skin. If your horse suffers from a dry or very dull coat, fatty acids help to improve the texture of the coat, making for a fuller, shinier appearance. While it may seem superficial, a dull coat can often be a sign of other health problems, or a lack of essential nutrients.
Linseed Oil will not only improve your horse’s coat and produce a gorgeous shine, but it can also help with skin problems, Linseed Oil has even been shown to help with Sweat itch.
Linseed Oil has been shown to reduce the build-up of lactic acid in muscles, which is a common cause of fatigue in performance horses, our Linseed oil is regularly used by top competition riders such as Ben Maher and Robert Smith.
Research has indicated that supplementing a horse daily with Linseed Oil will, over time, have a beneficial effect on horses with stiff joints, helping mobility.