Camelina oil is derived from “Camelina sativa”, a flowering plant in the Brassicaceae family which is usually known in English as Camelina, gold-of-pleasure, or false flax also occasionally as wild flax, German sesame or Siberian oilseed. It is native to Europe and to Central Asian areas. This plant is cultivated as an oilseed crop mainly in Europe and in North America.
Wild Gold Camelina oil is extracted from sustainable Camelina Sativa plants, under cold compression to insure its beneficial nutrients are maintained. It is abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids and it also provides specific Vitamin E tocopherols (alpha, beta and gamma).
Omega-3 fatty acids, which naturally occur in fresh grass are a powerful anti-inflammatory agent while Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant against free radicals. Since both are present in their natural state and no solvents were used to extract the oil, the anti-oxidants are present in a more bio-available form.
The horse’s skin and coat are made up of a series of cells with tough membranes comprised of protein and fatty acids. Without adequate fatty acids, these cell membranes weaken which allows water to escape resulting in dry scaly skin and brittle hair.
Fat provides 2.5 times more energy than an equivalent in weight of carbohydrates, making it a great source of fuel for horses in hard work or hose needing extra calories to gain or maintain weight, without the bulk of carbohydrates.
Around 30-40% of the fat in Camelina oil is in the form of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. With a ratio of 2:1 in omega 3:6, it is ideal to regulate the inflammatory response in the horse’s body.
DHA, the form of omega-3 fatty acid created by your horse from the fats found in Wild Gold, is thought to have immune enhancing properties which help make antibodies which help with immune regulation
Research has shown that after 90 days, horses fed supplemental DHA had lower levels of markers associated with joint inflammation. In other studies, supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids showed an increase in stride length at the trot as compared to horses receiving corn oil.
A 1250 lb horse in heavy work needs approx. 1000IU per day (4 oz per day)
A 1250 lb horse in no work needs approx. 500IU per day (2 oz per day)
Camelina Oil – USA
1-2 fl oz once or twice a day