CHIA RESTORES THE BALANCE OF DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND ABDOMINAL HEALTH
Chia balances the horse's digestion and promotes stomach and intestinal health. Chia seed can replace flax seed, as it has the same intestine soothing properties, but at a significantly higher nutritional value than flax. Chia seeds contain more omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Chia is rich in protein and antioxidants, as well as plenty of good quality protein. Chia is easy to use - it does not need to be swollen or crushed, and the seeds can be fed on its own or mixed (dry or swelled) with other food mixtures.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, and they have both soluble and insoluble fiber. One tablespoon of chia which contains about six grams of fiber promotes the wellbeing of abdomen. Chia absorbs many times the amount of fluid as compared to its own weight, and the seeds form a slime which leaves a protective film along the surface of the intestinal tract, which slows down the processing of sugars and absorption in the intestines. Chia boosts metabolism of the horse, and for this reason, chia is particularly well suited for laminitis as well as treatment of the metabolic syndrome in horses. The protective film formation in the intestine helps in reducing the risk of stomach ulcers and in speeding up the healing of stomach ulcers. Chia consists of gel to clean the intestine and acts as an aid in the removal of sand, along with a high fiber content to activate bowel function. The seeds are also very suitable for horses suffering from diarrhea from time to time. Chia provides a feeling of fullness, making it ideal for weight management.
Stool consistency says a lot about the gastrointestinal health of the horse. If the stool consistency is not good, the food is probably not getting absorbed properly, and gastrointestinal tract may be experiencing problems. Therefore, Chia is said to be helpful in creating a perfect pile of manure.