Product Profile: Horse Feed Supplements – Groomers Royal Jelly
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 sold 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 royal jelly supplements.
Royal jelly is a milky-white substance worker bees produce to feed queen bees and bee larva. The queen bee feeds solely on royal jelly, and as a result, lives up to 50 times longer than the average bee (between three and eight years typically). Royal jelly is essentially made of honey, bee pollen and enzymes. It features a complex chemical structure, of which there is no synthetic equivalent.
Royal jelly has high levels of B vitamins including biotin, folic acid and niacin, as well as fatty acids, essential sugars and a basic form of collagen. The biotin which occurs naturally in royal jelly has been proven to benefit horses with hoof problems such as thin hoof walls, collapsed heels, damaged frogs and injured soles. Niacin is known to support digestion, and folic acid can help maintain healthy blood. The cocktail of B vitamins in royal jelly can also boost general wellbeing, aid energy production, and support the metabolism and nervous system. It is especially beneficial for horses under stress, after illness, or for horses that don’t travel well.
Royal jelly can also help the coat, improving texture and shine. It is therefore ideal for coats that lack condition, especially when combined with our Crown Coat Shampoo, also enriched with pure royal jelly.