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Organic (as well as Non-GMO) Hemp Seed Hearts from Getty Equine Nutrition are purely hulled hemp seeds, offering high quality protein plus high quality fat. (Similar to the formerly known "Hempseed Topping," only better.)
Highly palatable. One year shelf life if stored properly (sealed container in a cool setting, out of direct sunlight).
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They are the product of the dehulling process.
With a nutty, pleasant flavor and aroma, they are organically grown, gluten free, with high quality protein, offering all 10 essential amino acids. They are 65% highest quality globulin, edestin, and the rest albumin type protein which supports immune function, is easily digestible, and has no enzyme inhibitors like nuts, grains and legumes.
Choose Hemp seed hearts with 40% Fat and 30% Protein if your horse needs extra protein along with extra fat calories.
The fat content of hemp seeds contains all the identified essential fatty acids, known as the omegas. The oil in hemp seeds provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but Omega 9 as well. But what really sets Hemp seed oil apart from the other oils is that it provides GLA: gamma linolenic acid. Hemp seed plant based oilseed provides essential fatty acids: Linoleic acid (an omega 6) and alpha linolenic acid (an omega 3) in a 2.8:1 ratio of omega 6s to 3s. Though inverted in relation to what would be found in pasture grasses, hemp seed oil has an added "secret weapon" that is not commonly found: Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is actually an omega 6 fatty acid, but, unlike other omega 6s that increase inflammation, GLA reduces it in humans, benefiting a wide array of chronic inflammatory-related illnesses including skin conditions, allergies, degenerative joint disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Although little research has been done on GLA in horses, it is reasonable to extrapolate its benefits to equine inflammatory conditions.
Their physiological effects include regulation of inflammation. There are two predominant prostaglandins:
GLA increases production of PGE-1, thus reducing the levels of PGE-2. Hemp seed oil further provides GLA, antioxidants, and the ability to reduce muscle glycogen fatigue.
The protein quality of hemp seed hearts exceeds soy. They are a nutritious whole food that offers high quality protein in a highly palatable form. This is very important to your horse because he requires enough essential amino acids (building blocks) to synthesize body proteins, including muscle, hooves, blood proteins, antibodies, skin, vital organs, hormones, and more. An important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth, and of the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes, as well as keratin, the protein found in hooves and hair.
If only one source of protein is fed (as with one type of grass hay), your horse will not get sufficient amino acids to stay healthy and peripheral tissues such as skin, hooves, and joints, will show signs of malnutrition. Hemp seeds offer all ten essential amino acids (those that must be in the diet) in proper proportion to be best utilized by the body. The quality of protein found in hemp seeds is so high in fact, that it rivals soybeans.
Hemp hearts (hulled hemp)
1/2 cup provides 2.5 ounces by weight.
One 1/2 cup serving provides:
Feed 1/3 to 1/2 cup per day, depending on health and energy needs. Can be fed up to 2 cups per day for athletes or horses suffering from underweight or considerable muscle loss.
Read Dr. Getty's article "Choose Hemp Instead of Soy!"
Hemp seed hearts are appropriate for:
For a full-sized horse (approximately 1100 lbs), feed 1/2 to 2 cups per day. Each 1/2 cup (weighs 100 grams) provides 30 grams of quality protein and 40 grams of fat.
One year if stored properly (sealed container in a cool setting, out of direct sunlight)
Click here for a recent study on hemp products from the University of Edinburgh.
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Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist offering nutrition services for all life stages and integrative support for disorders and diseases. Your horse's quality of life is Dr. Getty's priority.
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