Product Profile: Horse Feed Supplements – Groomers Equaderm
Supplements or “complementary feeding stuffs” provide your horse with a source of extra vitamins and/or minerals. Generally, supplements can help with a particular condition or requirement, or with issues related to stress, age, or intensive work. Lack of adequate nutrition in haylage, hay and grazing can also be a reason for utilising supplements.
Groomers provide a range of feed supplements that target specific equine needs. Our food supplements are completely natural, are available in a range of sizes, and are available in a convenient bottle featuring a reservoir with the exact amount for a daily dose premeasured.
Today we will look at the potential benefits of our evening primrose oil supplement.
Evening Primrose Oil Benefits
Evening primrose oil originates from the seeds of the Oenothera Biennis plant, native to North America. Also known as “king’s-cure-all”, “night willow” and “primrose tree”, the evening primrose oil (EPO) plant was introduced to Europe in 1614. The vitamin rich nature of EPO has now led to its use in food supplements for both humans and animals alike.
EPO contains high levels of GLA (Gamma-linoleic acid) and omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, all of which are essential for skin and coat health. It also contains vitamin E, which works together with the natural fatty acids to help skin retain moisture better, as well as support and abate hormone imbalances that can lead to skin problems.
The high levels of fatty acids and vitamin E within this supplement can also aid joints health to keep your horse sound. Vitamin E also helps fight free radicles for all-round health and cellular regeneration, and some studies have even shown that EPO can help with anxiety, energy, hoof health and cholesterol levels.