Omega Antioxidant Senior Care

USD 113.25

The Omega-3 and natural antioxidant supplement for perfect bloom, maximized antioxidant defense and top performance for senior horses

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Product Benefits
Product Benefits

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  • STABILIZED source of Omega-3
  • BEAUTIFUL healthy skin
  • PERFECT bloom
  • HEALTHY, thick-walled hoof growth
  • END to cracking hooves
  • ARTHRITIS pain relief
  • FASTER healing for working/showing horses
  • HELP prevent sand colic
  • PREVENTION of debilitating diseases

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Product Description
Product Description

The Omega-3 and natural antioxidant supplement for perfect bloom, maximized antioxidant defense and top performance for senior horses.


Omega-3 essential fatty acids and a synergistic blend of Antioxidants help maintain health and performance of your horse.  It is good sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant to counteract numerous free radicals.  Powerful nutrients are locked in and guaranteed stable for at least 18 months.



Better than the competition:
Omega Antioxidant contains a base of Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax to provide Omega-3 (LNA). About 50% of LNA is utilized by the skin and coat (for health and shine), and the rest is used for muscles and modulating the immune system to prevent hyper-immune disorders, heart arrhythmia and excess platelet aggregation.


This base of flax is blended with the special variety of high-antioxidant sorghum. Premium sorghum is a rich source of polyphenol (plant-based) anti-oxidizing power. Polyphenols also act to regenerate Vitamin E after it becomes oxidized. Omega Antioxidant contains this powerful polyphenol sorghum plus five other powerful antioxidants - Catechins, Quercetin, Taxifolin, Lignans and Tocopherols.


Since numerous forms of free radicals are produced in an animals' body, it makes sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant. Per serving, the special synergistic variety of natural antioxidants contains more polyphenol anti-oxidizing power than chemical-based antioxidant ingredients. Scientific studies have indicated that antioxidants are most effective and safest when combined in a team effort.


We've never compromised the quality of our products and we never will.

Nutrition & Usage
Nutrition & Usage

Ingredients:
Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Ground Grain Sorghum, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, % Min. 15.80
Crude Fat, % Min 24.0
Crude Fiber, % Max. 7.43
Calcium, % Min. 0.16
Calcium, % Max. 0.16
Phosphorus, % Min. 0.42
Magnesium, % Min. 0.26
Copper, ppm Min. 11.0
Selenium, ppm Min. 0.66
Zinc, ppm Min. 62.0
Vitamin E, IU/lb. Min. 140.00
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, % Min. 13.6
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, % Min. 4.3
Omega-9 Fatty Aids, % Min. 4.8


Carbohydrates, % Min. 49.40
Digestible Energy = 1,924 Kcal/lb.
Metabolizable Energy = 1,777 Kcal/lb.

Omega Content:
61,582mg of Omega-3 per pound (alpha-linolenic acid)
19,522mg of Omega-6 per pound (linoleic acid)
21,905mg of Omega-9 per pound

Feeding Directions:
Feed 1 to 1 1/2 standard measuring cups daily, top dressed over feed.  Start gradually to suggested minimum daily serving of 1 cup.  Approximately a 4-5 month supply at the 1 cup serving per day.


Storage:
The stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed used in Omega Antioxidant utilizes proprietary stabilization technology. The powerful nutrients in Omega Antioxidant are locked in and guaranteed stable for at least 18 months with no signs of rancidity or loss of nutritional value. Best if stored in a cool, dry place.


Sizes Available:
Available in 50 lb. bag. (22.68kg)

Testimonials
Testimonials
  • "Mare Looks Years Younger Than Her Age"

    I have used the Omega horseshine antioxidant for years now and I am very, very pleased with it. My show mare looks years younger than her age. I just purchased a new mare that had significant scrapes on one leg through the hip and a significant abscess on one of her feet. She has healed beautifully and we were able to get her in foal very easily. This is a product I will use from now on for my horses. Thank you!!

  • "Continue to Use and Recommend"

    I got a call in April of this year asking if I wanted a horse back that I had sold years ago. Back then I had lost my job and had been unable to find another for too long to keep borrowing money for a horse board and other expenses. It broke my heart, but it was the responsible thing to do I thought. Since then I had been fine borrowing and leasing horses, but I saw him standing in the mud, thin and icky, I had to have him back. I put him right back on Omega Antioxidant when I picked him up the middle of May. The photo I sent was of him walking in the sunshine in August. He just glows with good health now. I’m so pleased. I’ve used your products for many years and with the results I’ve always gotten, I’ll continue to use and recommend it.

  • "Founder Free for 5 Years, Healthy Solid Hooves"

    My vet told me about flax seed because I have a horse that foundered badly and could no longer eat any grains. So to make up for his nutritional losses he suggested Flax Seed. I researched flax seed and found you on the internet.. the rest is history. My horse is and has been founder free for 5 years, his feet are healthy and hard as rocks, his coat is to die for. He is one sound happy camper. He did so well that all my other horses get Omega Antioxidant daily too!! Also neither Choc. Man nor Altair have shoes on.  Ever since being on your product their feet have become so hard they haven't needed them for their work as pleasure horses!!!!

  • "Rescued With Omega Antioxidant"

    I just wanted to send this email to thank you guys for this product. I have ordered Omega Antioxidant about 3 weeks ago for my mare that has tons of problems with her coat, skin and allergies and I am already seeing the difference in her. I got this mare from a rescue facility and since I have had her, which has been 6 months now I have been trying to fix her immune system and other conditions that she has had. I have had her on different supplements and to be honest I have not seen any changes. I am one of those people when I get a supplement I want to see an improvement within a month -- if I don’t I look for a different product. I have to say so far I have been impressed with Omega Antioxidant. My mare’s coat has improved drastically and I see her skin condition fading away. I am so happy to have found a supplement that actually works for my mare and the results I have seen in only 3 weeks have impressed me. I like it so much that I might put my gelding on this supplement as well.

    I am amazed with the price of this product! I have spent tons of money on products that don’t work and are very expensive. This one actually works and the price is very affordable to a point that I can put my second horse on it, without budgeting for it. I am really looking forward to seeing more progress with my mare’s allergies and I have already seen her nose stop running. I watched her play outside the other day and was amazed with her coat even though she is very furry right now due to winter it still shines like it’s a summer coat and seems to be very happy with herself. I love to see her in this condition and cannot wait for more improvement. I am thinking that at some point this maybe the only supplement I will be giving her. I will be sending pictures of my new mare to the rescue facility to show them what this horse looks like now. I bet they will be asking what I have done to fix her coat. I will be sure to tell them what supplement she is on.

    I also wanted to thank the lady who happened to pickup the phone when I called Omega Fields® to inquire about the product. She has gone over every single supplement available on the website and that really helped me make my choice. I think it’s great that a product expert is available to speak to the customer. Thank you.

  • "Integral Part of Their Total Health"

    I have been using Omega fields Omega Antioxidant for my horses for several years now. I believe that it is an integral part of their total health. My daughter competes in the Junior Hunters with her Belgian Warmblood, Valen's Prophecy. Valen had a pretty severe hoof abscess where they had to cut away a portion of his hoof. Having been on Omega fields helped grow a strong, healthy hoof quickly not to mention the amazing shiney coat and tail. Valen is black and with his supplements his coat looks like velvet. People stop and ask us all the time how we get our horse so shiney!  Thank you for this amazing product!

  • "I Highly Recommend Omega Antioxidant"

    I have been using Omega Field's Omega Antioxidant for the last five years. When I purchased my 13 year old Thoroughbred  as a 6 year old he had a dull coat, a bad attitude and brittle hooves. I tried for all different kinds of supplements on the market for two years with no success. A fellow boarder suggested I try the Omega Field's Omega Antioxidant as she was feeding her upper level dressage horse. Well, I have been feeding it to Gryphon daily since switching to it. I highly recommend this product. The picture says it all. Gryphon has a glossy coat, good feet and best of all a happy energetic attitude.

  • "A World of Good"

    Thank you so very much for taking interest in Cheyanne story. I rescued her 5 years ago she was nothing but skin and bones. Against my vet's advice I brought her because I knew if I left her there she would have die.
    After 2 weeks of me caring for her I noticed she was what looked like a bag. So the very next day I took her to my vet he mare checked her and she was indeed pregnant. The vet also thought I had just gotten her and when I told him no I've had her for almost 2 week's he couldn't believe it! He said she may not make it through the birth because she was so very weak and that the foal may not make it due her poor condition. I started feeding her sweet feed, alfalfa pellets, and 1/2 cup of Omega Antioxidant added to her feed and in 2 months she was back up to her normal weight. It does a world of good for her.

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FAQ
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Q. I currently use Omega Antioxidant, and Farnam’s Vita Flex Vita E and Selenium (which is a one ounce serving scoop – providing 1 mg of Se per day) – and would like to know if I should continue to supplement with the Vita Flex or can I discontinue it. I am in an area in VT where I need to supplement with Se, as the hay is deprived of it.

A. Omega Antioxidant is considered a very rich Omega-3 supplement with added antioxidants – it is not considered a vitamin/mineral supplement or a complete feed. When fed as recommended Omega Antioxidant accounts for a very small percentage of the total weight of the average daily feed intake of the horse. Omega Antioxidant has Selenium listed as 0.66 ppm -- so it is not considered a high source. (For 100g of Omega Antioxidant (approximately 1 cup) your horse would only be getting 0.066mg of Selenium.) Therefore, it is important to look at the total selenium of the horse’s whole diet. Since you are in an area where you need to supplement with Se – we would recommend that you continue to supplement with Vita Flex.

The stabilized flax used in Omega Antioxidant is very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. This makes it ideal because it is heavily tipped in favor of the Omega-3's the horse's diet is missing. Also essential fatty acids are the first fats that are used by the body (because they are essential to the working of the body). The outer layer of every cell in the body is made up of essential fatty acids (especially Omega-3) so when the cells are healthy -- it makes more sense that the animal will be healthy!

Or you may want to consider switching from Omega Antioxidant and Vita Flex to Omega GRANDE®:

Omega GRANDE® – the COMPLETE equine supplement -- is formulated to provide the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals (custom-formulated and blended mix) required for performance horses with the added benefits of stabilized, super anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids from ground flaxseed (approx 27,396 mg Omega-3 per 1-1/2 cup serving!), stabilized rice bran & ground grain sorghum seed (two powerful plant-based antioxidants high in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) to help build a strong immune system), Diamond V® Yeast (effective probiotic as an aid for digestion), biotin, and a custom-formulated vitamin/mineral mix – which includes 0.95 mg of Se!

Omega GRANDE does not contain any corn, wheat, or soy fillers like so many other COMPLETE supplements. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of cell membrane integrity improves -- thus improving the level of optimal health. Omega GRANDE® eliminates the need for extra supplementation and can also be used as an alternative for psyllium to prevent sand colic. Omega GRANDE® is readily accepted by horses and is easy to serve. Omega GRANDE does not contain any processed grain by-products or molasses.

Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flaxseed, Stabilized Rice Bran, Ground Grain Sorghum, Diamond V Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6)

Note: The recommended amount of Omega GRANDE for your 1000 - 1,200 lb horse would be 1-1/2 cups (3 scoops - scoop enclosed) per day. Se content = 0.95 mg. Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-grander.html

Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.

Q. Instead of going to your COMPLETE supplement – I really like the SmartVite I am using … so how about adding Omega Horseshine or Antioxidant? What that be detrimental to the balance of the ration? I also have a 30+ y.o. gelding that is on a semblance of a complete feed with some beet pulp at evenings and the addition of some alfalfa hay in his diet but is still low on weight. Would any product in your line help this delicate senior guy? Thank you so, so much for your time. I have not had a lot of success in asking these types of questions in conversations with my vet. I really appreciate it.

A. Keeping the SmartVite and adding either Omega Horseshine or Omega Antioxidant would work very well. What is nice about adding the Omega Horseshine or Omega Antioxidant to the diet is that you can always add a bit more than the recommended amount per day, when needed -- and not worry about throwing anything off balance. With the Omega Grande you need to stay within the recommended amount per day because it contains all the vitamins and minerals your house would need in that serving size. Please see corresponding info concerning both products below.

Omega Horseshine® is an award-winning, Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 essential fatty acid supplement that promotes health and well-being for all breeds of horses.
Omega Horseshine contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax base enhanced with a very small percentage of oats (antioxidant), yeast (probiotic), vitamins, chelated minerals, and biotin. The added ingredients are meant to enhance the formula for nutritional purposes, but are no way meant to be the recommended daily amounts for either probiotics or vitamins and minerals. Omega Horseshine is strictly an Omega-3 supplement. One-half cup to one cup is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Horseshine. Note: Each 1 cup serving = 20,000mg of Omega-3.

Omega Antioxidant is an Omega-3 and Omega-6, Plant-based and Vitamin-based Antioxidant supplement for health, well-being, and longevity of all breeds of horses -- it is the next step up from Omega Horseshine®.
Omega Antioxidant contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax, a synergistic blend of six all-natural antioxidants -- Lignans, Catechins, Quercetin, Taxifolin, Phytosterols, and Tocopherols -- with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12. It is formulated to extend the longevity of your horse's active life by protecting against debilitating diseases. Two-thirds cup to one and one-third cups is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Antioxidant. Note: Each 1-1/3 cup serving = 20,000mg of Omega-3.

Omega Antioxidant contains a base of Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax to provide Omega-3 (LNA). About 50% of LNA is utilized by the skin and coat (for health and shine), and the rest is used for muscles and modulating the immune system to prevent hyper-immune disorders, heart arrhythmia and excess platelet aggregation. This base of Stabilized Flax is blended with the special variety of high-antioxidant sorghum which we contract for. Premium sorghum is a rich source of polyphenol (plant-based) anti-oxidizing power. Polyphenols also act to regenerate Vitamin E after it becomes oxidized.

Since numerous forms of free radicals are produced in an animals' body, it makes sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant. Per serving, the special synergistic variety of natural antioxidants contains more polyphenol anti-oxidizing power than chemical-based antioxidant ingredients. Scientific studies have indicated that antioxidants are most effective and safest when combined in a team effort -- they may help in preventing debilitating disease.

As far as your older gelding is concerned:
Older horses may benefit with the dietary addition of 2 cups Omega Horseshine or 2-2/3 cups of Omega Antioxidant per day, based on a 1,000 lb of body weight. Stabilized Ground Flax actually works as a digestive aide and helps older animals keep weight on. You can even go up to 3 to 4 cups if necessary. We actually had a customer feeding a mash consisting of 4 cups Omega Horseshine and ground up Senior Formula to her 40+ year old horse. She said she thought that diet helped him live a good long life -- even though he was toothless!

Omega Horseshine and Omega Antioxidant are highly effective Omega-3 supplements (see above). It is your personal decision whether you'll choose Omega Horseshine or Omega Antioxidant (either one is an excellent choice). Omega Antioxidant does include the benefit of a blend of plant and vitamin based antioxidants in its formula.

Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.

Q. I have high hopes for this horse supplement... does it help with the sand too.

A. Omega Antioxidant effectively helps prevent sand colic. Please keep reading for more in-depth information.

The stabilized ground flax in Omega Antioxidant contains a high mucilage gum content (soluble fiber) that swells and takes on a gel-like consistency when it enters the digestive system -- trapping and suspending sand, carrying it out -- helping prevent impaction and sand colic. (Mucilage gum is a type of polysaccharide that becomes viscous when mixed with water or other fluids.) There is no need for adding psyllium to any of our flax-based products.

There is a neat demonstration you can perform yourself that illustrates how effective the ground flax in Omega Antioxidant is as a sand colic preventative. Mix Omega Antioxidant with water and allow it to gel. Do the same thing with any product containing ground psyllium husks. The amount of "stickability" of each is very visible when you put a dipping or stirring stick into both the resulting mixtures. When you remove the stick you will be able to see how the material clings. When you remove the stick from the Omega Antioxidant mixture, you will note the thicker "slime" or "goo" that coats the stick. This is the same slimy mucilage that forms when Omega Antioxidant is fed to your horse and it is what suspends the sand, and carries it out of the horse's gut. When you remove the stick from the ground psyllium product mixture, you will note that the stick tends to "pop" free and there is less sticky "slime" or "goo".

The stabilized ground flaxseed in Omega Antioxidant also acts to buffer excess acid and aids in the stabilization and modulation of blood glucose.

Please keep in mind that these are only our suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering or health questions you have concerning your horses.

Q. I feed Omega Antioxidant to my pregnant mares…and then I start foals with a creep feeder and foal starter, and give them a little too, although it takes a while for them to really consume much. Does Omega Antioxidant fed to lactating mares get into the milk? If so what are the benefits?

A. As you are aware, it is safe (and recommended) to supplement mares in foal with stabilized ground flax. Pregnancy is one of the conditions most associated with Omega-3 essential fatty acid deficiency. During pregnancy the mare's body becomes deficient in Omega-3 because the fast-growing brain, eye, and sensory organs of her foal utilize all available Omega-3. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are necessary for normal growth and development and cannot be manufactured in the body.

We'll take a very basic look at why Omega Antioxidant (as a super rich source of Omega-3) has such a positive effect on the overall health of your mares and their foals. The outer coating, or membrane, of every one of the billions of cells in the horse's body is unusually rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the main structural fat that makes up this membrane and play a vital role in how cells function. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the first fats utilized by the body. When each cell's membrane is healthy it can let in all the good nutrition for the cell, as well as eliminate all the toxins which will be carried out of the cell and removed by the bowels. It is really quite simple --Healthy cells = Healthy body!
You can be very sure that the foal's body is adding cells as it is growing in the mare's womb -- and the Omega-3 that the mare is eating (via Omega Antioxidant) is being utilized very effectively. In fact, the foal's growing body will pull Omega-3 from the mother as it is growing in the womb - it has priority! Therefore, sufficient amounts of Omega-3 must be added to the mare's diet ... which also serves to keep the mare healthy as well. It also is a scientific fact that the lactating mare's milk is very rich in Omega-3, as long as she consumes sufficient amounts of it. So, now you know, as long as the foals are nursing, they are getting Omega-3 to support their growing bodies.

After the foal is eating solid food, it should also get Omega-3 (Omega Antioxidant) – with the amount adjusted according to its weight. Some proven benefits of Omega-3 include:
•PROMOTE shiny, healthy coat, and smoother skin texture
•RESTORE cracked brittle hooves and develops strong solid hoof growth
•STRENGTHEN immune system
•ALLEVIATE stiff, immobile joints
•SOOTHE aching muscles and shortens recovery time
•ELIMINATE sweet itch and bug bite sores

Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.

Q. I am feeding your Omega Antioxidant to my horse with mild heaves. Also msn & vit c & anihist. We were doing well this year as it has been very wet. 2 weeks ago it began to dry out so with pollens emerging his breathing is worsening. I so wanted to stay away from the drugs, by using natural things but things are going downhill now. Are these things really making a difference or am I wasting my money? I know flax is supposed to be an anti-inflammatory but does it do that is horses too? Any suggestions? I have also added Smart Pacs Breath easy. I checked with my vet & he didn’t feel there would be anything conflicting in giving him so much but doesn’t seem to know a lot about natural remedies.

A. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that resembles asthma inflammation in humans. The condition is also known as heaves, recurrent airway obstruction, broken wind, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or small airway disease.

Although we cannot speak for the effectiveness of the other products you are feeding -- msn, vitamin c, antihist, and Breath easy -- we can address the effectiveness of Omega Antioxidant for your COPD horse. Please keep reading for a more thorough explanation. And, yes, flax (as a rich plant source of Omega-3) is an effective anti-inflammatory for horses -- as it is for all animals. Also, we'll share information on SPECIAL FEEDING DIRECTIONS for Omega Antioxidant – which address amounts to feed for specific problems including heaves, allergies, inflammatory reactions to bug bites, dull coat, dry itchy skin, arthritic pain, poor hoof growth, cracking/splitting hooves, etc. -- that may be attributed to an Omega-3 deficiency in the horse's body.

Basic Information Concerning Inflammation
The membrane, or outer coating, of every one of the billions of cells in the body are unusually rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact Omega-3 fatty acids are the structural fat that makes up this membrane and play a vital role in how cells function. To understand how Omega Antioxidant (as a rich source of stabilized Omega-3 essential fatty acids) helps improve a horse's quality of life, let’s take a look at how cells behave when they are aging and/or damaged by trauma such as injury, surgery, over-training, allergic reactions, or diseases such as COPD.

When a cell is irritated or damaged, or when it begins to age, its membranes break down. As a result, compounds contained within the cell walls are released into the cell matrix. Some of these substances, such as histamine, give rise to inflammation and associated problems.

Inflammation is a horse's natural response to cell-membrane breakdown. A decrease in cell stability leading to membrane damage and subsequent release of compounds that promote damage, inflammation, and in the case of COPD -- leads to difficulty with breathing.

The Omega-3 essential fatty acids in Omega Antioxidant work by stabilizing the membranes of the cells, promoting healing of existing damage and helping to prevent further damage. On a practical level, this means quality of life is improved, and you will see your horse experiencing freedom from the symptoms of COPD.

The stabilized ground whole flaxseed in Omega Antioxidant also helps maintain proper fluid and electrolyte balance in the small intestine that will lessen the incidence of tieing up and muscle cramping. Omega-3 essential fatty acid is a powerful anti-inflammatory and immune builder for all mammals.

Omega Antioxidant is also rich in natural occurring and added antioxidants found in ground whole flaxseed and ground grain sorghum. Antioxidants can also be helpful for horses suffering from COPD to help combat free radical damage produced during the stress response and to promote tissue repair.

Problems with heaves, allergies, inflammatory reactions to bug bites, dull coat, dry itchy skin, arthritic pain, poor hoof growth, cracking/splitting hooves, etc. may be attributed to an Omega-3 deficiency in the horse's body:

The stabilized ground flax used in Omega Antioxidant is very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids (flax is the richest source of Omega-3 in the plant world). This makes it ideal because it is heavily tipped in favor of the Omega-3s your horse's diet may be missing. Also essential fatty acids are the first fats that are used by the body because they are essential to the working of the body -- the outer layer of every cell in the body is made up of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids do not normally get stored as fat. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of optimal health improves.

SPECIAL FEEDING DIRECTIONS:
Our customers who have experienced Omega-3 deficiencies (or similar stressful problems) with their horses, have shared their successes with us. They agree that the horse needs to get a higher dosage every day for the short term in order to overcome the Omega-3 deficiency in their horse's system -- at least 2.5 to 3.5 cups of Omega Antioxidant per day based on a 1,200 lb horse, for the short term, until the symptoms/condition of the Omega-3 deficiency are alleviated.

Then, they would go back down to what was the maintenance amount for their horse -- for the long term. Note: With Omega Antioxidant you don't have to keep supplementing at the high level for the long term.

Please keep in mind that we believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.

Q. My horse is a picky eater and I want to be able to feed the Omega Antioxidant, can I mix in Super Grape Seed extract from Gateway in with the Omega Antioxidant to get my horse to eat it?

A. Please know there is no contraindication with mixing Omega Antioxidant with Super Grape Seed Extract to get your horse to eat it -- so please feel free to do that!

Following are some other recommendations from customers for feeding Omega Antioxidant to "picky eaters":
Mix Omega Antioxidant with one or more of the following: water, apple butter, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, carrot juice, molasses -- to create a tasty, nutritious mash their horses love.

You could also mix Omega Antioxidant with just enough water to have it stick together into a nice ball shape and hand feed it to your horse – your horse will be thinking, “What a great treat!”

Recently, I've also received a question from a customer asking if there was a problem with her feeding the flax supplement powder to her horses, directly from her hand -- to which I replied, "No problem with that at all!"

You might also try sprinkling the Omega Antioxidant over some soaked beet pellets or hay cubes – both of which make a good supplement carrier.

Q: What is the difference between Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE?


A: Thank you for your email and your question concerning the comparison of Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE. Good for you that you are always looking to provide the best for your horses! Please see descriptions of Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE. This way you can make your best informed decision.

1.) Description of Omega Horseshine®
Omega Horseshine® contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax base enhanced with a small percentage of a blend of biotin, yeast (probiotic), oats (antioxidant), vitamins, and chelated minerals. Omega Horseshine is to be considered a powerful Omega-3 supplement (approx 28,000 mg Omega-3 per 1 cup serving!). It is not a vitamin, mineral, or biotin supplement by any means. The small amount of ingredients (other than stabilized flax) in the formula actually works to promote best absorption of nutrition when the flax is being metabolized. When proper nutrition is present for the horse's body, the horse is better able to assimilate and utilize the Omega-3 essential fatty acid oil in the flax seed much more efficiently. The naturally occurring shorter chained Omega-3s in flax --Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) -- can more effectively be converted by the body into the longer chained Omega-3s -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) -- when the proper nutritional support is present. The Omega Horseshine® formula helps assure that the proper nutritional support is present. Thus, the horse has the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health. Omega Horseshine can also be used as an alternative for psyllium to prevent sand colic. It is readily accepted by horses and is easy to serve.

Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast), Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin and Thiamine. Note: The recommended amount of Omega Horseshine for a 1,000 - 1,200 lb horse would be 1/2 cup to 1 cup per day.

Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshiner.html

2.) Description of Omega Antioxidant
Omega Antioxidant is an Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 plant-based and Vitamin-based Antioxidant supplement for health, well-being, and longevity of all breeds of horses -- it is the next step up from Omega Horseshine®.

Omega Antioxidant contains the best premium, stabilized ground flaxseed, a synergistic blend of six all-natural antioxidants found in ground grain sorghum -- Lignans, Catechins, Quercetin, Taxifolin, Phytosterols, and Tocopherols -- with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12. It is formulated to extend the longevity of your horse's active life by protecting against debilitating diseases. Two-thirds cup to one and one-third cups is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Antioxidant (approximately 200 each 2/3 cup servings in a 50 lb. bag).

Omega Antioxidant contains a base of Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax to provide Omega-3 (LNA). About one half of LNA is utilized by the skin and coat (for health and shine), and the rest is used for muscles and modulating the immune system to prevent hyper-immune disorders, heart arrhythmia and excess platelet aggregation. This base of Stabilized Flax is blended with the special variety of high-antioxidant ground grain sorghum seed which we contract for. Premium sorghum is a rich source of polyphenol (plant-based) anti-oxidizing power. Polyphenols also act to regenerate Vitamin E after it becomes oxidized.

Since numerous forms of free radicals are produced in an animals' body, it makes sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant. Per serving, the special synergistic variety of natural antioxidants contains more polyphenol anti-oxidizing power than chemical-based antioxidant ingredients. Scientific studies have indicated that antioxidants are most effective and safest when combined in a team effort -- they may help in preventing debilitating disease.

Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Ground Grain Sorghum, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement.

Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-antioxidant-46.html

3.) Description of Omega GRANDE®
Omega GRANDE® – the COMPLETE equine supplement -- is formulated to provide the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals (custom-formulated and blended mix) required for performance horses with the added benefits of stabilized, super anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids from ground flaxseed (approx 27,396 mg Omega-3 per 1-1/2 cup serving!), stabilized rice bran & ground grain sorghum seed (two powerful plant-based antioxidants high in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) to help build a strong immune system), Diamond V® Yeast (effective probiotic as an aid for digestion), biotin, and a custom-formulated vitamin/mineral mix. Omega GRANDE does not contain any corn or wheat. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of cell membrane integrity improves -- thus improving the level of optimal health. Omega GRANDE® eliminates the need for extra supplementation and can also be used as an alternative for psyllium to prevent sand colic. Omega GRANDE® is readily accepted by horses and is easy to serve. Omega GRANDE does not contain any processed grain by-products or molasses.

Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flaxseed, Stabilized Rice Bran, Ground Grain Sorghum, Diamond V Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6)

Note: The recommended amount of Omega GRANDE for your 1000 - 1,200 lb horse would be 1-1/2 cups (3 scoops - scoop enclosed) per day. Biotin content = 5.0 mg.

Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-grander.html

Bottom Line Recommendation

Any of Omega Fields' three premium products would be an excellent choice for your horse! I always tell people -- Omega Horseshine is our most basic supplement, the next step up would be Omega Antioxidant, and if you're looking for a COMPLETE equine supplement that does it all, that would be Omega GRANDE! It really depends on what you are looking for for your horses!

Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.

Q. I have a mare that is allergic to oats, beets, and molasses. I am hesitant to use Horseshine because of the oats listed on the ingredient label. Can you recommend another product that will give my horse the same beautiful coat, but not aggravate her allergies?

A. Concerning your mare that is allergic to oats - we would recommend Omega Antioxidant as it does not contain any added oats, beets, or molasses in the formula. Omega Antioxidant is an Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 plant-based and vitamin-based antioxidant supplement for health, well-being, and longevity of all breeds of horses - it is the next step up from Omega Horseshine.

Omega Antioxidant contains the best premium, stabilized ground flaxseed, a synergistic blend of six all-natural antioxidants found in ground grain sorghum -- Lignans, Catechins, Quercetin, Taxifolin, Phytosterols, and Tocopherols -- with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12. It is formulated to extend the longevity of your horse's active life by protecting against debilitating diseases. Two-thirds cup to one and one-third cups is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Antioxidant.

Omega Antioxidant contains a base of Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax to provide Omega-3 (LNA). About one half of LNA is utilized by the skin and coat (for health and shine), and the rest is used for muscles and modulating the immune system to prevent hyper-immune disorders, heart arrhythmia and excess platelet aggregation. This base of Stabilized Flax is blended with the special variety of high-antioxidant ground grain sorghum seed which we contract for. Premium sorghum is a rich source of polyphenol (plant-based) anti-oxidizing power. Polyphenols also act to regenerate Vitamin E after it becomes oxidized.

Since numerous forms of free radicals are produced in an animals' body, it makes sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant. Per serving, the special synergistic variety of natural antioxidants contains more polyphenol anti-oxidizing power than chemical-based antioxidant ingredients. Scientific studies have indicated that antioxidants are most effective and safest when combined in a team effort -- they may help in preventing debilitating disease – and that is something we all want for our horses!