Horse supplements are as big business as is the pet food industry. The more I look into things, the more corruption I see.
Most horse supplements are made from isolated and synthetic ‘nutrients’ made in a laboratory. If you have been reading any of my emails, you will know what I think about these, but to briefly recap, my take on these are that:
- nutrients don’t exist in nature in isolation
- all nutrients inter-depend on each other, making good food the best source
- laboratory ‘nutrients’ are indigestible, making for expensive poo at best, or hanging up in parts of the body causing harm in later, if not earlier, years (examples include kidney and joint problems)
Some parts of the world have amazingly fertile soils, so horses grazing here won’t need much, if any, supplementation. One country that has wonderfully fertile soil is Ireland. Ireland has a limestone base. According to soil experts, when there is natural limestone, all other nutrients are in balance. Which probably explains why Irish horses are so strong and sought after.
Australian soils are very poor, so even non-working horses need some supplementation.
I often use kelp as the main supplement for horses, but it comes from the sea, so has a high salt content. This means it is better to allow the horses to help themselves, rather than mix it in with their food. This avoids overdoing the salt.
But I often wondered if it was enough.
I take a blue green algae from Lake Klamath for myself, which I feel is the most potent and most clean supplement.
The benefits of blue-green algae are fairly remarkable. That from a clean and pure environment:
- provides a complete and BALANCED nutrition
- it comes from plants
- has natural cleansing abilities, so helps eliminate toxins, including radiation
- helps increase the amount of oxygen available to the cells
- improves assimilation of amino acids, so making the whole digestive tract more healthy
Blue green algae is high in virtually all the minerals, vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients. It is a whole food, in natural balance, so is easily absorbed and utilised. Any excess is easily discarded.
It retains a high level of enzymes, which are essential to the digestion and absorption of food.
Keeping your horse’s system clear of toxins, with adequate nutrients, will not only improve their digestive tract, but also their immune system.
Many ailments are caused by a dietary insufficiency. Get this right and you’ll find it resolves many health problems.
A natural supplement is a blue green algae and made for everyone, including horses.