Hemp is the only food source with
- ALL the essential fatty acids
- ALL the essential amino acids
Hemp is truly a Superfood! The Green Hemp seeds are only partially hulled and then ground at low temperatures to a coarse meal. This meal contains the nutrient-rich green skin, which contains the majority of chlorophyll and fibre. Even with the skin, these seeds are smooth and creamy and easily edible and enzymatically active.
Branched Chain Amino Acids help in creating a fast acting metabolism, which can increase and maintain muscle mass, while also aiding muscle repair after strenuous work. Super hemp contains no enzyme inhibitors like other plant-based proteins
Non-GMO Hemp Seed Meal from Equine Chia (formerly known as “hempseed protein fiber”) is made by grounding whole hemp seeds and removing some of the fat content. This makes it a perfect choice for an overweight horse. It offers high quality protein, plus fiber in a palatable meal. One year shelf life if stored properly (sealed container in a cool setting, out of direct sunlight).
The fat content of hemp seeds contains all the identified essential fatty acids, known as the omegas.
Hemp seed oil provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but Omega 9 as well. But what really sets Hemp seed oil apart from the other oils is that it provides GLA: gamma linolenic acid. Hemp seed plant based oilseed provides essential fatty acids: Linoleic acid (an omega 6) and alpha linolenic acid (an omega 3) in a 2.8:1 ratio of omega 6s to 3s.
Though inverted in relation to what would be found in pasture grasses, hemp seed oil has an added “secret weapon” that is not commonly found: Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is actually an omega 6 fatty acid, but, unlike other omega 6s that increase inflammation, GLA reduces it in humans, benefiting a wide array of chronic inflammatory-related illnesses including skin conditions, allergies, degenerative joint disease, heart disease, and diabetes.
Although little research has been done on GLA in horses, it is reasonable to extrapolate its benefits to equine inflammatory conditions.