BY TPH STAFF
Many horses do well on fat supplements, especially for getting that shiny coat. But finding the right fat supplement can be tricky: what will the horse eat? What is the best choice from a nutritional perspective? For those who compete, what can we be assured is free of banned substances?
Springtime Supplements’ Ahiflower® Oil for Horses is the answer to those concerns for horse owners everywhere. Ahiflower® oil is a new plant-based omega-3-6-9 oil that comes from seeds of a plant whose botanical name is Buglossoides arvensis. Ahiflower® oil has a similar consistency to flaxseed or camelina oils, but it is much more biologically active due to its unique omega-3-6-9 fatty acid composition. Ahiflower® oil is vegan (not from fish), non-GMO, and fully traceable to the farms where the oilseed crop was grown.
It is the richest, most effective source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for an optimal physical response. The oil contains long-chain omega-3s to help regulate flexibility, fluidity, and post-exercise stress response in joints, ligaments, heart, brain, and skin cells.
What does this all mean for your horse? Well, Ahiflower® oil is clinically proven to be superior to flaxseed oil in maintaining a horse’s healthy overall omega-3 levels. Horses are herbivores, and they are not biologically adapted to consuming fish-based oils. Ahiflower® is a fully traceable, sustainable non-GMO plant-based source of omega-3, perfect for a grazing animal whose owners are seeking a complete omega to improve exercise recovery, joint and ligament health, skin health, and stress responsiveness.
In a recent clinical study with racehorses at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College, horses who consumed Ahiflower® oil for 10 weeks had up to 10x better omega-3 EPA and DHA conversion than horses who consumed flaxseed oil. Additionally, the racehorses consuming Ahiflower® oil had notably better anti-inflammatory biomarkers than horses consuming flaxseed oil. New equine research carried out at the Atlantic Veterinary College (PEI, Canada) found that Ahiflower® oil showed improved long-chain fatty acid conversion vs. flaxseed oil.
In addition to health, the supplement also has an environmental benefit. Since Ahiflower® oil for horses is not from fish, horse owners who switch from cod liver or other fish oils to Ahiflower® oil will save approximately 750 x 100-gram oily fish (like sardines, anchovies, or mackerel) for every 1 liter of Ahiflower® oil for horses they give to their horses. Overfishing is currently an environmental stressor, and Ahiflower® oil provides a superior alternative.
Unlike some fat supplements on the market, Ahiflower® oil is safe to use in competing horses. Every masterbatch is independently third-party tested for banned or performance-enhancing substances that are banned in international competition with the same conclusion every time—there are no banned substances in Ahiflower® oil for horses. Further, no competition horses taking Ahiflower® oil for horses have ever tested positive for banned metabolites in their blood.
The benefits of Ahiflower® oil aren’t just for horses. Springtime Supplements has a formula for humans, too. Human clinical trials show that Ahiflower® oil has up to four times better EPA conversion than flaxseed oil. It has the richest, most effective combined essential fatty acids from a single plant — more than flax, chia, hemp, sach inchi, perilla, or echium seed oils. This omega-3 and omega-6 powerhouse contains the highest naturally occurring stearidonic acid (SDA) in a commercially available plant oil, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). And of course, it’s vegan and non-GMO.
Environmentally conscious people appreciate that this is a traditional wild plant now being cultivated to demanding standards of sustainability and fully traceable to deliver all of their essential, daily omega needs. It is produced under sustainable and environmentally-sound production methods. The proprietary Crop Assured 365® system assures identity preservation, traceability, and quality. When you commit to Ahiflower® oil, both your body and the planet will thank you.
Ahiflower® oil is an outstanding addition to your horse’s diet and your own, with benefits for skin health, hair, and joint mobility, as well as supporting the immune system. And by entering code PLAID19 at springtime.com, you’ll get 15% off and free shipping on your order. If you’d like to chat with someone at Springtime and place your order over the phone, call them at 800-521-3212.
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