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Understanding Fat and Fatty Acids

Fat is much more than a storage form of calories.  The membrane of all cells contains fat. Fatty substances form a waterproof barrier in skin and hooves.  Some classes of hormone are derived from fat/cholesterol.  Some fats help regulate the … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Sources

Flax.  Fish oil.  Chia.  Krill.  Algae.  By the time I write this there could be another source, also claiming to be the best for some reason.  Do you need to supplement omega-3 fatty acids?  If so, which source is best? … Continue reading

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The Great Chia v. Flax Debate

OK. “Great” may be an overstatement but if you have frequent online equine presence you have probably heard of Chia seeds as the next latest and greatest equine supplement. Chia seeds are used to grow “hair” on the popular Chia … Continue reading

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