What is camelina oil?
The seed oil of Camelina in Omega Balance EQ contains an exceptional amount (up to 45%) of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a unique antioxidant complex making the oil very stable and resistant to heat and rancidity. Camelina oil is perfectly suitable for use as a well-balanced omega-3 supplement. Combined with a delicious nutty flavor, this extraordinary blend of beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids and high oxidative stability makes Omega Balance EQ the overall best, versatile source of both heart-healthy omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.
- Camelina oil is highly unsaturated (> 90%) and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (57.5%) of omega-3 and omega-6, two essential fatty acids that must be supplied in the horse’s daily diet.
Antioxidants (Vitamin E)
Oxidation is a normal metabolic process that allows horses to transform the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins they devour in meals to energy. Spin-off of oxidation is the creation of free radicals, compounds that have the potential to irreparably damage cells. The oxidation that occurs at the cellular level in horses and other mammals can cause muscular fatigue severe enough to compromise performance, antioxidants are important to counteract the damaging effects of oxidation and protects from free radicals.
Antioxidants are commonly used for support of muscle and general health, speeding recovery after exercise, support of immune function, and as adjunct therapy for horses with neurological challenges.